Raymond John Hanaman
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April 30, 1923 - April 27, 2012
Raymond John Hanaman passed on to be with the Lord on Friday, April 27. Ray was born on April 30, 1923 at San Joaquin General Hospital to his parents, Mike and Sophia. After growing up in Lodi, he joined the Navy at the age of seventeen, and served on the USS Regulus, where he saw firsthand the devastation of Pearl Harbor. During his naval career Ray rose to the rank of Boatswain's Mate First Class.
After honorable discharge from his military service in 1946, Ray supervised plant machinery maintenance for canning companies across the country. He was able to keep the factory running like a well-oiled machine with his creative and innovative mechanical skills. His passion and enjoyment of mechanical engineering lasted throughout his years, as he continued to collect, repair, and exhibit tractors, engines, model trains, and other equipment. Ray spent many years in a cabin of his own making in Pioneer, Calif., and lived his final years in Dunnigan.
Ray is survived by his loving wife of over thirty-one years, Adele; his children, Shirley, Vicki, Renee, Kim, and Ted; his grandchildren, Tina, Daniel, Thomas, Katherine, Lauren, Jenna, Teddy, Devin, Benjamin, Kyle, Steven, and Emma; his five great-grandchildren, Domingo, Emma, Braeden, Saria, and Dioni; and numerous others whose friendship brought him much comfort and happiness.
A memorial service will be held in Ray's honor on Saturday, May 5 at 4 p.m., located at Covenant Community Church, 3870 Alamo Drive, Vacaville, Calif.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Raymond Hanaman to Vitas Innovative Hospice Care at vitascharityfund.org.
Published in Daily Democrat from May 2 to May 30, 2012