Harry Eymard Hammell

Harry Eymard Hammell

Spring Lake Heights

Harry Eymard Hammell, of Spring Lake Heights, died quietly Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at his home after a long struggle with failing health. He was 92. Born in Newark, NJ, Harry lived in Forest Hills, NY before moving to Spring Lake Heights 12 years ago. He graduated from St. Peters Prep and Newark College of Engineering with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. As a project engineer with Bendix Aviation, he worked in France developing the Air Data System for the Concord. Harry served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, where he was a navigator on a B-24 Liberator during the D-Day invasion. He flew on 32 missions over Germany throughout World War II and served again during the Korean War. He was a volunteer for more than 10 years with Meals on Wheels, Catholic Charities, Meridian Hospice and St. Mark's Social Concerns. Harry was a parishioner of St. Catharine's Church in Spring Lake, where he was a member of the choir and the St. Catharine's St. Margaret's Mens Group.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 27 years, Elizabeth Hammell; his brother, William Jerome Hammell; his sister, Mary Elizabeth Robrecht; and 6 nieces and nephews, Joseph, William, Gregory and Gerard Robrecht, Maureen Denman and Gretchen Pollack.

Visiting will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3 at the O'Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy. 35 at New Bedford Road, Wall. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4 at St. Catharine's Church, 215 Essex Ave., Spring Lake. Burial will follow in St. Catharine's Cemetery, Wall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to VNA of Central Jersey, 1100 Wayside Road, Tinton Falls, NJ 07712 or to a . For more information or to send condolences, please visit www.obrienfuneralhome.com.

Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 2, 2013