William P. Hammond 1925-2021

POLAND — William Paul Hammond, 96, passed away Friday morning, Dec. 31, 2021, at The Inn at Poland Way.

Bill was born June 5, 1925, in Youngstown, the son of the late Paul Peter and Anna Williams Hammond.

Bill was a graduate of South High School, Class of 1944, and attended Youngstown State University. He was a veteran of the Navy, serving during World War II, where he was based out of New Holland, Conn., as an electronics engineer working on Balao-class submarines sonar / radar systems.

Bill worked for Republic Steel, Truscon Division, as a draftsman and product engineer, retiring in 1988. He was a member of St. Maron Church, where he served as an usher and was on the Family Life committee with his late wife, Georgette. Bill also was a member of the Truscon Bowling League, where he bowled a 299 game and a 709 high set. He was a member of Truscon Golf League and as an avid golfer. Bill waited until the age of 82 to get his first and only hole-in-one.

Bill’s greatest enjoyment came from watching his grandchildren’s academic and athletic events and celebrating their achievements with them.

Bill is survived by his three children, Mary Ann (David) Shepherd of Poland, Genette (Rick) Boyle of Vienna, Va., and Paul (Monica) Hammond of Canfield; and seven grandchildren, Kristen (Daniel) Crish, Mathew and Rachel Boyle, and Dr. Christopher (Emily) and Alec Hammond.

Besides his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 64 years, the former Georgette Mary Wardy, whom he married April 24, 1956, and who passed away Jan. 3, 2021.

As was his wife, Bill was the last of his generation of Hammonds and is preceded in death by two sisters, Linda Terrago and Helen Maiorana; and three brothers, Abe, Joe and Peter Hammond.

Friends and family may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, at St. Maron Church, where a Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation be made to St. Maron Church or to Hospice of the Valley, in Bill’s memory.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at The Inn at Poland Way for extended compassionate care of Bill, as well as Hospice of the Valley during his final days.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the family requests that masks be worn during calling hours while in line and for the Mass. Friends and family can also join the services virtually by logging into Facebook @ the St. Maron’s Facebook page.

Arrangements were entrusted to Lane Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel. Friends and family may view this obituary and give their condolences at www.lane funeralhomes.com.

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