Ray O. Hammond, 70, of Conneaut, died early Sunday morning, April 21, 2013, at University Hospital in Cleveland following a year-long illness. He was born October 17, 1942, in Lake City, Pa., and was 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 October 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 at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, Ohio, 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, Ohio. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. 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 .
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Marcy Funeral Home
208 Liberty Street
Conneaut, OH 44030
Published in the Erie Times-News on Apr. 23, 2013