Raymond Lee Hale-Torres

September 29, 1946January 14, 2021

Raymond Lee Hale-Torres, formerly of Toms River, died peacefully in his sleep Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Myrtle Beach Manor in South Carolina at the age of 74.

Raymond grew up in New Brunswick before joining the United States Army in 1964. He proudly and honorably served his country for 22 years before retiring as a Sgt. First Class in 1986. He completed several tours of duty in Germany and earned a number of service medals/awards including the Meritorious Service Medal. One of his most gratifying accomplishments was volunteering his time as a member of the Funeral Detail while stationed at Fort Gordon, G.A. He spent 31 years residing in Ocean County and, in 2017, moved to Myrtle Beach, S.C. to be cared for by his family.

He leaves behind his daughter Norma Franke of Essen, Germany; Tanya Durham and her husband James of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; cherished grandchildren Caprice Stuchlik, Mariah Bialas and Danica Franke; great-grandchildren Lucy Bialas and Colt Stuchlik. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 37 years Rita, his mother Virginia, and his siblings Della, Jeanette, Emily and John.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a service with military honors will be held privately at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Raymond’s name to his favorite charity: Wounded Warrior Project

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Donna Knispel

January 19, 2021

My heart breaks at his passing. He was a wonderful person and I will remember his big smile.