Raymond D. Paul Sr., 85, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on March 30, 2019, at home. Raymond was born in Appleton on April 14, 1933, to parents Raymond H. Paul and Helen Esancy Paul.

Raymond grew up in Appleton and Belfast. He was actively involved in 4-H, which fostered his love for farm life and agricultural fairs.

Raymond joined the Belfast Masonic Lodge in 1968 and was Master in 1973. He was a longtime member of Anah Shrine clubs in Bangor, Waldo County and Midcoast. He served on many units, as well as the ROJ.

Raymond was a past president of the Belfast Curling Club.

Raymond along with his wife, Delma, loved watching and attending sporting events. They also enjoyed camping, curling, attending Shrine events and county fairs (especially Fryeburg), where he made many lifelong friends.

Raymond was predeceased by his wife, Delma; sister Edna Blood; brother-in-law Melvin Shute;  and sister-in-law Minnie Payson.

He is survived by daughters, Debra Paul, Cindy Herbig and husband Les, Connie Pooler and husband Keith; son, Ray Paul and wife Karen; grandchildren, Monica Damon, Erica Sprague and partner Ryan, Troy Sprague, Erin Herbig and husband Joe Baiungo, Kevin Herbig and wife Gabrielle, Gavin Cross, Cody Cross and fiancée Megan, Brian Cross and partner Isabel, and Stephen Paul and fiancée Stephanie; and great-grandchildren, Lauren and Emma Damon, Hailey Levangie, Owen, Finn and Theo Herbig, Anna Baiungo and Charles Herbig-Baiungo. Raymond is also survived by brothers-in-law Stanley Blood, Darrell Payson and wife Ann, Burt Payson and wife Fran, Carold Payson and wife Peggy, and Lauren Payson and Dan Perry; sisters-in-law Janice Shute, Maureen Larrabee, Cherylene Labbe and husband Paul, Cheryl Larrabee and husband John; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.

A celebration of Raymond’s life will be held Saturday, April 13, at the Waldo County Shrine Club between 3 and 6 p.m.

Those who wish to do so can make contributions in Raymond’s memory to Waldo County Shrine Club, P.O. Box 285, Belfast, ME 04915. Memories and condolences may be shared at ripostafh.com.