Hamer Caleb Mark Hamer, 26-year-old resident of Dublin, Ohio, left this world in peace on Wednesday afternoon, February 26, 2014. Born May 12, 1987 in Rocky Mount, Virginia to Peter H. L. and Deborah K. Hamer, Caleb graduated from Dublin Scioto High School in 2006. Caleb's last days were filled with the presence of family and friends, and these moments are precious gifts we will forever cherish. He was a proud and hard-working tradesman that loved to get his hands dirty as a contractor, landscaper, plumber's apprentice, fuel refinery technician and especially as a scrapper. Building his eclectic collection of salvage brought Caleb great joy, and his remains will be stored in the urn he repurposed to hold loose change until they are scattered around Caleb's favorite areas in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Caleb treasured the world's castaways with a remarkable appreciation for the value in all goods and, what's more, all people. Caleb would give just as generously of his heart and his resources to the downtrodden stranger as he would to his loved ones. He was a loyal and loving father, son, grandson, step-son, brother, step-brother, nephew, cousin, and friend to many, and just as loyal to his NFL team, the Denver Broncos, supporting them heartily through thick and thin. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Peter B. and Audrey L. Hamer, and his cousin Andrew W. Keenan. He is survived by his son, Caleb M. Hamer, Jr.; mother; father; step-mother, "Mimi" P. Hamer; grandparents, William R. and Irma A. Keenan; siblings, Alison G. Rupert, Joel D. Hamer (Megan J. Trevethan), and Peter "Josh" Hamer (Njoud T. Jweihan); stepbrothers, Ehren D. Koler (Sindhu K. Koler) and Craig A. Koler (Jennifer R. Pirkl); 17 adoring aunts and uncles; 27 beloved cousins; and three precious nieces and nephews, all of whom will miss his laughter and kind heart more and more with each passing day. Caleb also leaves behind his best friends, Denrise G. Humrichouser and Sadie M. Cain. The family would like to thank the medical teams at Riverside Methodist Hospital and the Ohio State University
Wexner Medical Center for the outstanding care previously provided for Caleb, as well as Caleb's first-grade teacher Mrs. Beth Dillon Hudson, who comforted Caleb in difficult times. Family will receive friends at THE SHAW-DAVIS FUNERAL HOME CLINTONVILLE CHAPEL, 4341 N High St. Saturday, March 8 from 1-3 p.m. where memorial service will begin at 3 p.m. A reception will follow at Caleb's church, the Vineyard at Tuttle Crossing. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a contribution to Caleb Jr.'s education savings fund. Caleb's primary goal in life was to provide a better life for his only son and this mission does not end with his passing. Rather, let us commemorate him by remembering and living these words by Winston Churchill which so aptly describe our Caleb: "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."