Mr. Raymond Hemmings, a Menlo Park resident, passed away on January 1, 2001 following a brief illness. He was 81.
A San Mateo native, he graduated from Stanford University and Stanford Business School, and did advanced study at the Harvard School of Business.
Mr. Hemming joined the U.S. Navy as a commissioned officer following the attack on Pearl Harbor. At the end of the war, he maintained his commission in the U.S. naval reserve and retired after 37 years of service with the rank of rear admiral.
He was a longtime member of the Association of Naval Aviation, the Tailhook Association and the Navy League. In recent years he was a member of the Aircraft Carrier Hornet Advisory Board on the U.S.S. Carl Vinson committee. His association with the Navy was one of the great passions of his life.
In 1958, Mr. Hemming established a private accounting practice in San Mateo that became, in partnership with Edwin Morse, Hemming Morse Inc.
He was known for his philanthropy, and gave ongoing support to the College of San Mateo, Stanford University and the U.S. Navy, and was on the advisory board of the Alameda Naval Air museum.