Ralph A. Hansen

May 23, 2012

Ralph A. Hansen, 83, of Strawberry Lane, died Monday, May 21, at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown. 

A funeral will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton with Rev. Donald Briant officiating. Calling hours will be 1 p.m. Saturday until the time of the service.

Born Feb. 7, 1929, in Rochester, the son of Edward and Pearl Oakley Hansen, he attended Rochester schools. 

He served in the United States Army from May of 1952 until he was honorably discharged in April of 1954. 

As a tool and die maker, Mr. Hansen owned his own pattern shop that was called East Pattern and Model Corporation, retiring in 1983. 

He was an active member of the Shriners and Jesters.

He had a summer cottage in Clayton on the St. Lawrence River for over 50 years and loved fishing. After retiring he spent many of his winters in Florida until becoming a full time resident of Clayton in 2010.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, the former Gloria Young, Clayton; a daughter and her husband, Jill and Todd Foster, Clayton; two grandchildren, Cory and Faith Foster, Clayton; three nephews and two brothers, Arthur and Edward. 

He was predeceased by a niece.

Condolences can be made at trjettyfuneralhomeinc.com.   

Information provided by T.R. Jetty Funeral Home and Newzjunky.com, Watertown, N.Y.