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Raymond J. Hiser, artist
Raymond J. Hiser, artist

Raymond J. Hiser Sr., a retired illustrator who was a volunteer aboard the Liberty ship S.S. John W. Brown, died Saturday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center of pneumonia. The Cockeysville resident was 89. The son of Edward Hiser, an auto mechanic, and Mabel Hiser, a homemaker, Raymond Joseph Hiser was born in Baltimore and raised on Otter Point, Harford County, in a home overlooking the Bush River. After graduating from St. Stephen's High School in Bradshaw, he enlisted in the Navy in 1944, and served in the Pacific Theater as a signalman aboard naval vessels. Discharged in 1946, Mr. Hiser enrolled at the Maryland Institute College of Art, from which he graduated in 1950. Mr....