Tarpon Springs, FLA — Henry R. “Dick” Raynes, 89, retired Salem Police Officer, died Thursday, March 14, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Patricia (Bowes) Raynes.
Born in St. John’s Newfoundland on June 22, 1923, he was the son of the late Henry and Susan (George) Raynes. He came to the United States at the age of one and a half and was raised in Salem. He graduated from Salem High School, Class of 1941. During World War II, he served in the 102nd Field Artillery through France and Germany. While in the service, he became a proud citizen of the United States.
After returning from the service, he married Patricia Bowes of Salem and they raised a family of three fine sons. Shortly after marrying, he became a Salem Police Officer, where he served for 30 years, retiring as a Lieutenant.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons, Richard “Dick” Raynes and his wife, Dorothy, of Jamestown, R.I., Mark Raynes and his wife, Elaine, of Tarpon Springs, Fla., and Michael Raynes of St. Petersburg, Fla.; three grandchildren, Tristan Raynes and his wife, Anna, Mariah Raynes Lawrence and her husband, Lee, and Mark Raynes, Jr.; two step-grandchildren, Cheyanne and Elizabeth Vlamas; two great-grandchildren, Miles and Rowan Lawrence; two sisters, Mary Stenberg of Doylestown, Pa., and Joan Gilligan and her husband, Charles, of Beverly; a brother, William George Raynes and his wife, Laura, of Salem; and many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by two sisters, Carol and Sally, and a brother, Robert. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother and he will be greatly missed.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral service will be held on Monday in the Curlew Hills Funeral Home, 1750 Curlew Rd., Palm Harbor, FL at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10 to 11 a.m. For more information and to send online condolences, please visit www.curlewhills.com.