Bruce "John" Hamm Sr. (1941 - 2012)

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Bruce Hamm Sr. "John"

Age 71, of Wilmington, passed away on Monday, October 22, 2012.

John retired from General Motors in 2006 after 30 years. He was a Vietnam War veteran and also served in the Delaware National Guard. John was an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

John was preceded in death by his wife Joyce Hamm and his sister Blanche Earvase. Survivors include his son, Bruce Hamm Jr. of Newport, his daughter and son-in-law Nicole and Derrell Lankford of Dover; his brother, Bill Hammond; his grandchildren, Brandon, Coty, Logan, Caitlin, Ryan, Joey and Emilie; his step-daughters, Jenny and Becky; and his step-grandchildren, Brittany and Jonovan; and his former wife, Mary Hamm Lauer.

John's family wish to give a special thank you to his neighbor Virginia for all she has done for him.

Funeral Services will be at the NICHOLS-GILMORE FUNERAL HOME, 212 E. Justis St., Newport, at 2 pm on Sunday, October 28, where friends may call beginning at 12 Noon. Burial with military honors will be at 11 am Friday, November 2 at the Delaware Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, Bear.

The family suggests contributions in John's memory to Compassionate Care Hospice, 702 B Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington, DE 19805.

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Published in The News Journal from Oct. 26 to Oct. 28, 2012
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