Raymond Victa Agapay, 60, Philippines native, proud U.S. Navy vet

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Raymond Victa Agapay
     Raymond Victa Agapay

Raymond Victa Agapay, 60, passed away on Monday, May 27, 2016, surrounded by his family and friends at Sentara Hospital in Williamsburg. He is survived by his wife, Grace, and son, Darren.

Raymond was born in the Philippines in 1956, where he was educated at the University of the East. He migrated to the United States when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After proudly serving 22 years of active military service, he continued working as a civilian at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard upon his retirement from the military.

Raymond celebrated 16 years of wedded bliss with his wife, Grace, during his stay at Sentara Hospital on May 24, 2016. He was a loving and hands-on father to his only child, Darren, who adored him.

He loved photography, listening to music and good food. He would drive the distance just to try food at well-reviewed restaurants and was an amateur food critic. Raymond also enjoyed keeping fit and was known for his sense of fashion and style, cutting an impressive and handsome presence.

Beloved by his family and friends for his generosity, humor, kindness and loving ways, Raymond adored children and treated those of his friends as if they were his own. He always could be relied upon by his friends for help and support as well as words of wisdom or lessons in life.

The Agapay family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Bucktrout of Williamsburg during a viewing and vigil. A funeral Mass will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, at Saint Bede Catholic Church, Williamsburg. Interment will follow at 1 p.m. in Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk.

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