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Raymond E. “Ray” Hare, 66, of Gloucester, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012.

Mr. Hare was a native of Newark, Ohio. He retired in 2009 after working for 37 years as a Nuclear Electrician for Newport News Shipbuilding. He was a member of Church of Christ, Warwick Moose Lodge, and served in the U.S. Navy for seven years.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Norma Jean Steinhour Hare.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Ginger L. Hare; his son, Raymond E. Hare Jr.; his father, Bernard Hare; a sister, Ellen Hare; a brother, Ron Hare, and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, immediately followed by military honors and a Celebration of Ray’s Life service at 11 o’clock in the funeral home chapel by Father Robert “Rob” Cole. Inurnment is private at a later date. A reception will follow the service at his brother’s home, 86 Messick Road, Poquoson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Walter Reed Hospice Unit–Gloucester, 7358 Main Street, Gloucester, Va. 23061.