Paul Theodore "Ted" Hammond

HAMMOND, Paul Theodore

Paul Theodore Hammond, 65 years old of San Marino, California passed away with his family surrounding him on the morning of March 6, 2013. Ted Hammond was born on May 2, 1947 in Pasadena. He grew up
in San Marino, California and attended Carver Elementary, Huntington Junior High and San Marino High School. He attended DePauw University and graduated Cum Laude with his BS from USC. He went on to receive his Juris Doctorate Degree from USC Law Center.

Ted Hammond's life was truly lived to the very fullest. He had a zest for life that was fulfilled in his love for family, friends, and the practice of law. Teddy's first love was his strongest and longest lasting. He fell in love at 15 with his wife and best friend Karen Marculescu. After receiving his law degree from USC, he focused his passion for law in the field of medical malpractice both as a trial attorney and most recently as an arbiter. He loved his work and taught us all to love and have passion in everything we do.

His ultimate love was his family and friends. He is survived by his sister Sharon Boultinghouse, three children Rob Hammond (Nicole Bieggar), Courtney Negrevski (Eric Negrevski) and James Hammond (Sarah Hamill) and grandchildren Lauren, Colby, Alex, Nick, and Ryan. He taught us to live, love and laugh. Ted never held back his infectious smile making everyone in the room, on the beach, or on the golf course feel all of his love. Teddy always said, "Memories are made." They are made on great trips, around the fire pit, on the boat or simply when great friends surround you.

How fortunate we all are to have known and loved such a special man who, in too short a life, lived more fully, loved more deeply and laughed more often than anyone we have ever known. We are so much richer for having Teddy in our lives. He will continue to be a model for us all, and we will make him proud of the lessons we learned from him.

We will dance in the rain and dance wherever and whenever knowing in our hearts that's what Teddy would want us all to do.

Ted enjoyed his involvement in the community and was a member of Annandale Country Club, Fourth of July Yacht Club, Pasadena Breakfast Forum, Huntington H.E.A.R.T., The Twilight Club and many others. He loved giving back to society and participating actively in each of these organizations.

In Lieu of flowers please give the gift of life in memory of Ted Hammond to USC Cardio Vascular Thoracic Institute; 1975 Zonal Ave. KAM 300 Los Angeles, CA 90089 Phone: (323) 442-1084 or The Pasadena Guild of Children's Hospital P.O. BOX 51101 Pasadena, CA 91115.

There will be a celebration of his life, held at San Marino Community Church on Tuesday March 12 at 3:30 p.m. Cabot and Sons Funeral Directors

Published in Pasadena Star-News from Mar. 9 to Mar. 10, 2013