Hammond, Robert S.
Robert S. Hammond passed away on October 31, 2013 at age 78 from congestive heart failure. He went peacefully, surrounded by his family.
Born in Los Angeles, California in 1934 and raised in San Marino, he served his country in the United States Army as a Second Lieutenant after graduating from Loyola High School and Santa Clara University. He attended grammar school at St. Phillip the Apostle School in Pasadena. He was active at St. Bede the Venerable parish in La Canada Flintridge and sang with the choir for twenty-five years, including two choral tours to Europe. He was particularly proud of his participation in Alcoholics Anonymous for nearly thirty-five years and was active in the Sober over Breakfast men's club who met weekly at the University Club. He owned and operated a manufacturing concern in Riverside for numerous years.
He was gentle, humorous and helpful to all. He is loved and survived by his wife Claire, daughter Krista Hammond Tasto and spouse Charles Tasto, son Shane Hammond and spouse Shelly Richards-Hammond, three grandchildren, Nicholas, Anne and Kate Tasto, a brother John and niece Jennifer.
Funeral mass will be held Saturday, November 16 at 2:00 pm at St. Bede the Venerable Church, 215 Foothill Boulevard, La Canada Flintridge. Cabot & Sons, Pasadena
Published in Pasadena Star-News from Nov. 13 to Nov. 14, 2013