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Charles F. "Chuck" Hammer

1933 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Charles F. "Chuck" Hammer Obituary
Charles F. "Chuck" Hammer, 80, of Avon Lake, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at the Ames Family Hospice House, Westlake. Chuck was born March 10, 1933 in Lafayette, OH. He graduated from Waynesfield High School in 1951 and then served in The US Navy Air Wing during the Korean War. He continued his education at The Ohio State University where he graduated in 1961 with a Bachelors Degree in Education. He later earned a Masters Degree in Education from Kent State University.
Chuck was a teacher for the Avon Lake Schools for 24 years. He taught Science, Mechanical Drawing and Industrial Arts as well as coached football and basketball at Learwood Junior High. During summers he worked and enjoyed being a starter at Sweetbriar Golf Course for sixteen years. After retirement he worked at Our House in Westlake, a home for healthy elders.
He was an active member and loving steward at Lakeshore United Methodist Church and a member of American Legion Post 211, Avon Lake. Chuck loved nature and liked drawing and woodworking. His interests included family time, traveling and golf. He coached little league baseball for many years in the Avon Lake community.
Chuck is survived by his wife of 59 years, LaDene Hammer (nee Shaw) and children Mike Hammer (Deb) of Carmel, Indiana, Becky Keron (Jerry) of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Jenni Jones (Bryce) of Shakopee, Minnesota. Other survivors include grandchildren Jeremy, Lindsey, Jackie, Mike, Jason, Brent, and Tyler and great-grandchildren Jaiden, Carson, Campbell, Brady, and Emory. He was preceded in death by his sister Donna Jean Judy and parents Delbert N. and Marjorie J. (nee Garber).
Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home, 163 Avon-Belden Road, Avon Lake, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Friday March 29. The Funeral service will be Saturday, March 30 at Lakeshore United Methodist Church, 33119 Electric Blvd, Avon Lake at 11am, Rev. Nancy Manner will officiate. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memory Garden.
Memorial contributions may be forwarded to Lakeshore United Methodist Church, 33119 Electric Blvd, Avon Lake or Hospice of Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland.
For more information or to send an online condolence visit www.buschfuneral.com. 440-933-3202.
Published in The Morning Journal from Mar. 27 to Mar. 28, 2013
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