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Hank Has Left The Building

People Making A Difference, Quality of Life

Hank Raymonds passed away today at the age of 86 after a lengthy battle with cancer.  He was, I’m sure, involved with Marquette basketball right up to the time that he couldn’t physically be involved.

He served in the shadows of Al McGuire but emerged to become another Marquette coaching legend given his kind words and caring concern for his players; that even after his retirement, and maybe especially after his retirement.

Hank Raymonds was the consummate ‘class act’ that we hear so much about.  He was never a ‘show boater’ and never tooted his own horn.  He just stuck to it and got the job done and helped his players and his friends in any way that he could.

His is a great loss to Marquette and to all who knew and loved him.  What a great example he set for us all.  There are, no doubt, a lot of grown men who are wiping tears from their eyes today.

God’s Peace, Hank.

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