Richard Eugene “Boogieman” Raemsch, 82, Hot Springs, and formerly Waynesboro, got on that train bound for Glory on Thursday, December 7, 2023 at The Springs Nursing Center.
Boogieman was born March 15, 1941 in Washington, D.C., a son of the late Elsie Mae (Raemsch) Swartz.
Richard attended and held membership with The New Bethel United Methodist Church in the Woodridge community of Scottsville. He lived at Fairfax Hall in Waynesboro for several years, where he made many good friends. A truck driver, Boogieman traveled many miles and had a story for every town. Through his vocation, he had made friends throughout the States, including his dear friend, Andrew “Red” Clements whom he faithfully called every day. Those friends that meant so much to him will remember him as a good spirited and humble person who exhibited countless acts of kindness, though most often unassumingly. Boogieman was very proud of one kindness in particular, when he and a co-worker of Lowe’s store 517 were credited with saving a customer’s life through CPR and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Both he and his co-worker were praised for their heroic efforts and were presented with the Lowes Team 517 Hero’s Award and public accolades.
In addition to his mother, he was predeceased by his wife, Kathleen “Kat” Dellinger Raemsch; his dear friend, Mary Drumheller; and his beloved dog, Snowflake.
He is survived by a brother, Buddy Swartz, Jr. and wife, Kathy; two children, Adam and Eve; step-daughter, Sarah Dellinger; her children and grandchildren; as well as his niece, Susan Swartz.
In keeping with Richard’s wishes his body will be cremated.
Memorial contributions may be The Springs Nursing Center, PO Drawer I, Hot Springs, Va. 24445.