Owner of Raymond’s Jewellers dies

April 4, 2018

Raymond’s Jewellers owner Paul Curtin has died.

Curtin opened the business in 1991.

The 55-year-old died from natural causes March 30 in California.

According to his obituary, during his senior year at O’Gorman High School, Curtin showed his principal a woodworking project he had created for his mother.

“The principal was very impressed with Paul’s handiwork and a few weeks later called Paul and told him about a person who was looking for someone who was handy and had artistic ability,” it said. “Paul ended up applying for a goldsmith position and was hired. Paul went from doing jewelry repair to managing a jewelry store for seven years. After saving money and selling his motorcycle, he opened Raymond’s Jewellers in 1991. He named the store after his beloved dad. He was passionate about his work and was a talented jeweler and goldsmith.”

After 23 years downtown, Raymond’s Jewellers moved to 41st Street in 2014.

Curtin’s wife, Juanita, also works in the business.

“Paul loved life and always had a smile on his face. His wife, friends and family meant the world to him and he would drop everything to help out anyone or for a chance to get together,” his obituary said.

Curtin’s community service included serving as board president and for four terms on the board of directors of Downtown Sioux Falls Inc.

For information on arrangements, click here.

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Owner of Raymond’s Jewellers dies

Raymond’s Jewellers owner Paul Curtin has died.

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