Raymond W. Abbott, II was born on November 9, 1949 at Ft. Belvoir Hospital, Virginia., and grew up in Alexandria. He died peacefully at home in his sleep November 15, 2011, in Keezletown, Virginia, following a long illness.
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He attended Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria and served in the U. S. Navy aboard the USS Fulton, a nuclear submarine tender, from 1968 to 1974, receiving the National Defense Service Medal for wartime service. He lived in Groton, Connecticut, during his service years and for a short time worked as a nuclear health physicist technician at the Millstone Nuclear Power Plant until his ill health forced his early retirement. He eventually moved with his family to the Shenandoah Valley.
Ray was the father of six, grandfather of 16 and great-grandfather of one. He is survived by his children: Annette Abbott of Mt. Jackson, VA, Sharon Cram of Ellerslie, MD, Monica Flynn of Harrisonburg, VA, Matthew Abbott of Mt. Jackson, VA, Michelle Kolb, of Quicksburg, VA, and Noah Abbott of Mt. Jackson, VA; his mother, Anne M. Abbott, longtime resident of Alexandria, VA, presently residing in Arlington, TX; his sister, Marianne Brown of Arlington, TX, and brother, Ed Abbott of Harrisonburg, VA.
He is predeceased by his father, Raymond W. Abbott, Sr., and his sister Karen Lydia.
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Published in Northern Virginia Daily from Nov. 18 to Nov. 19, 2011