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 Benjamin Gordon Hair

Benjamin Gordon Hair

Olney, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Death 13 Dec 2009 (aged 20)
Stony Point, Albemarle County, Virginia, USA
Burial Albemarle County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 45438008 · View Source
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***Thank you Pamela A. Miller for sponsorship***

Benjamin Gordon Hair of Stony Point, the son of Brenda and Gordon Hair, perished tragically in a traffic accident on Sunday, December 13, 2009.

He was born in Olney, Maryland, on December 28, 1988. Ben attended schools in Maryland until the family moved to Albemarle County in 2001. He graduated from Albemarle High School with honors, and would have graduated with his class at Virginia Tech in May 2010.

Ben was a swimmer and competed in YMCA meets in Maryland and was an accredited Life Guard, working mostly at the Meade Avenue pool and the University of Virginia Aquatics and Fitness Center.

Ben participated in the Boy Scouts of America program from the time he was a Tiger Scout until he became an Eagle Scout in 2006.

Ben was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Merle and Mary Hair of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and his maternal grandfather, George M. Graves.

He is survived by his loving parents, Brenda and Gordon Hair; his maternal grandmother, Joan Graves; his aunts, Thais Hair, Donna Fredrick, Stacey Liljegren and Valerie Roadman, his cousin, John, who was more like a brother, and and a great-uncle, Julian R. Graves of Charlottesville.

Ben will be missed by his extended family, myriad friends and co-workers. He will continue to serve his community by his expressed wish to be an organ donor where at least 100 patients will benefit from his gift.

A scholarship to honor the memory of Benjamin Gordon Hair was established at Albemarle High School, 2775 Hydraulic Road, Charlottesville, Virginia 22901.

A memorial service for Benjamin was held Monday, December 21, 2009, at First Baptist Church, 735 Park Street, Charlottesville, Virginia in care of the Reverend Mark Long.

A private interment took place at Monticello Memory Gardens on Tuesday, December 22, 2009.

Teague Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

  • Created by: A. L. Parrish
  • Added: 14 Dec 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 45438008
  • Pamela A. Miller
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Gordon Hair (28 Dec 1988–13 Dec 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 45438008, citing Monticello Memorial Park, Albemarle County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by A. L. Parrish (contributor 46498466) .