Petry-Hammer, Alma Louise
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Alma Louise Petry-Hammer, age 92, passed away Nov. 11, 2012, with her loving family and friends at her side. A lifelong resident of Haverstraw, NY, born Dec. 29, 1919 to Austin L. and Alverta Neal Babcock. She was a graduate of Haverstraw High School. Alma was a legal secretary for Leon Klinger in Haverstraw, she worked for the North Rockland School Disrict in the Guidance Office where she prepared transcripts for college applications. She then worked for the Rockland County Attorney's Office and retired after many years of service. Alma was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star Stony Point Chapter #540; she served as Past Matron and in other offices for many years. Alma was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church, Garnerville, NY for 53 years. Alma is survived by two sons, Neal A. Petry (Rita) of Virginia Beach, VA, and Robert J. Petry (Natalie) of Sugar Land, TX; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three stepchildren, Richard Hammer, Robert Hammer, and Julia Caiati; and goddaughters, Louisa R. Kennard and Joan A. Valenti. Predeceased by one son, John E. Petry Jr.; husbands, John E. Petry Sr. and Richard H. Hammer. Family will receive friends Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9PM at the George M. Holt Funeral Home, Inc., 50 New Main St., Haverstraw, NY. An Eastern Star service will be held 3PM Thursday. Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 at 10AM at the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at Mt. Repose Cemetery, Haverstraw, NY.
Published in the The Journal News from Nov. 13 to Nov. 14, 2012