CONNEAUT — Ray O. Hammond, age 70, of Conneaut, Ohio, died early Sunday morning, April 21, 2013, at University Hospital in Cleveland following a year-long illness.
He was born Oct. 17, 1942, in Lake City, Pa., the son of Frank L. and Helen (Graves) Hammond.
An area resident for most of his life, Ray was employed at Boyd E. Hart Construction, Heist Corp, and retired from the maintenance department at General Aluminum.
He was raised in the Federated Church of East Springfield, Pa., and was a member of Conneaut Eagles Aerie #408. He enjoyed camping at Evergreen Lake Park in Conneaut where he operated Hammond’s Golf Cart Repair and loved “driving Miss Carolyn” around in his golf cart. He was an avid Nascar fan and enjoyed bowling with the Conneaut Collision Team, and meeting friends for coffee at McDonald’s.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn (Bailey) Hammond whom he married Oct. 31, 1964; a daughter, Dana Rae (Milford Artman) of Conneaut; his son, Ray E. Hammond (Sally Crawford) of Conneaut; five grandchildren, Justin, Jennifer, Jenna, Aaron and Josh; two great-grandchildren, Chloe and Aiden; and nieces, nephews and more distant relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Carl “Lee” Hammond and Leslie Hammond; and two sisters, Audrey Clauson and Eva Lou Johnston.
Funeral Services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, April 25th, at MARCY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, with Pastor Franklin J. Gore, of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, officiating. A luncheon and time of fellowship will be held following the Service at the Conneaut Eagles Lodge, 171 Main St., Conneaut.
Friends may call at the Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Evergreen Lake Park Memorial Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Please sign the guestbook at www.marcyfuneralhome.com and starbeacon.com.