POLAND TOWNSHIP, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – William Paul Hammond, 96, passed away early Friday, December 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 graduated from South High School, Class of 1944 and attended Youngstown State University.
He was a veteran of the US Navy, serving during WWII where he was based in New Holland, Connecticut, he was an electronics engineer working on sonar / radar systems for Balao class submarines.
Bill worked for Republic Steel, Truscon Division as a designer and product engineer, before retiring in 1988.
He was a member of St. Maron Church where he was usher and was part of the family life committee with his late wife Georgette. Bill was also a member of the Truscon Bowling League where he played a 299 game and a 709 set. He was a member of the Tuscon Golf League and, as an avid golfer, Bill waited until the age of 82 years to get her first and only hole in one.
Bill’s delight came in watching his grandchildren’s academic and athletic events and celebrating their accomplishments with them.
Bill is survived by his three children, Mary Ann (David) Shepherd of Poland, Genette (Rick) Boyle of Vienna, Virginia and Paul (Monica) Hammond of Canfield and seven grandchildren, Kristen (Daniel) Crish, Mathew and Rachel Boyle, Dr Christopher (Emily) and Alec Hammond.
Besides his parents, Bill was predeceased by his beloved wife of 64 years, former Georgette Mary Wardy, whom he married on April 24, 1956, Georgette died on January 3, 2021.
Like his wife, Bill was the last of his Hammond generation and is predeceased by two sisters, Linda Terrago and Helen Maiorana and three brothers, Abe, Joe and Peter Hammond.
Friends and family can call Tuesday, January 4, 2022 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at St. Maron Church.
A Christian funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday January 4, 2022 at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for a donation to be made to St. Maron Church or the Valley Hospice in Bill’s memory.
The family would like to especially thank the staff at the Inn at Poland Way for the compassionate care they provided to Bill and Hospice of the Valley in his final days.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the family is requesting that masks be worn during call hours during queuing and for mass.
Friends and family can also join the services virtually by connecting to Facebook on the Saint-Maron Facebook page.
Arrangements have been made with Lane Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel. To send flowers to Bill Hammond’s family, please visit our Tribute Shop.
A TV Tribute will air on Sunday, January 2 at the following approximate times: 6:27 p.m. on WYTV and 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV.