DPW Mourns Spokesman Jeffrey Raymond

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Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E., regretfully announced the untimely death of Jeffrey Raymond, spokesman for the Baltimore City Department of  Public Works (DPW), who passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 27, 2019. “The entire Department of Public Works extends our sincere and heartfelt condolences to Mr. Raymond’s family.”

During the time of his passing, Jeffrey Raymond served as  the Director of Communications with oversight and responsibility for all media-related matters.  He was known as the face and voice of DPW due to his frequent appearances on television and radio news programs, as well as in print and online media.

A former newspaper reporter, Mr. Raymond used his communications expertise to explain technical and very complicated Department initiatives including the accelerated water main replacement program, compliance with the Sanitary Sewer Consent Decree, and numerous major capital projects. Mr. Raymond strived to keep communications channels open with the public. His fairness and promptness in dealing with the media earned him respect among journalists, colleagues, and friends.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 11:30 a.m. at:

Sol Levinson & Bros. Inc.
Levinson Chapel
8900 Reisterstown Road at Mount Wilson Lane
Pikesville, MD 21208

Please do not send flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to:
Bolton Street Synagogue
212 W. Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21210   

125 Broad Street
18th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10004


Family will be in mourning at:

5100 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21210
Visitation will begin Wednesday after the funeral until 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; and Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.



Jeffrey Raymond

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