Michele Raymond, founder and president of Raymond Communications Inc., died April 29 after a battle with cancer. She was 52 years old.
Raymond founded Raymond Communications, which began publishing State Recycling Laws Update in 1991 to provide news and analysis on state and local recycling laws in North America. In 1995, the company launched Recycling Laws International to cover producer responsibility laws for packaging, electronics and other products in Europe and Asia.
Raymond Communications will continue to serve its subscribers and clients under Bruce G. Popka, vice president, and Kim Leslie, managing editor.
Raymond is survived by her husband, Bruce G. Popka, son, Raymond Popka, and a brother.
A memorial service will be held May 14 at Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church in Adelphi, Md. The family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society in Micheles name in lieu of flowers.