Gareth 'Gary' Hagen - Spring Valley

Gareth "Gary" Hagen of San Jose, Calif., died peacefully at his home on Dec. 16, 2011, at the age of 85.

He is survived by his wife Catharine (Kitty); four sons, Skye, Kirk, Erik and Martin, and a sister, Gwen, Sunnyvale, Cal.

Gary was born and raised near Spring Valley and attended Spring Valley High School. His parents were Rolf and Edna Hagen. His brothers, Keith and Wendell preceded him in death.

During his aerospace career, Gary was employed by Philco, Space Applications and Ultrasystems. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Masonic Lodge 22 and received his 60-year pin in 2008. He was a former Boy Scout leader and was involved in many volunteer activities, especially at his church.

There will be a celebration of life service Friday at his Methodist church in Sunnyvale.

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