CLAYTON - Dr. Jerry Lehman Hammond, age 89 of Clayton, Ohio passed away on Friday, October 18, 2013.
He was born in Logan, Ohio to Claude Ambrose and Gladys Faye (Lehman) Hammon.
He graduated from Logan High School in 1942, Miami University in 1947 and The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1952.
He proudly served on a destroyer escort in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He practiced family medicine in West Milton, Ohio for 19 years. Afterwards, he joined the Dayton VA Medical Center as a staff physician and occasional acting chief of staff. He retired as Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton. During his career, he maintained memberships in the Miami County Medical Society, Ohio State Medical Association and the American Medical Association.
He was also a founding committee member of the Wright State University School of Medicine, now known as the Boonshoft School of Medicine. As an active member of the Friends of Milton-Union Public Library, he was part of a group that helped locate its first permanent home in 1979.
After retiring, as part of a lifelong commitment to quality health care, he was a member of the OSMA accreditation and education committees since their inception.
In addition, he served as a volunteer surveyor for the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. The ACCME is a national nonprofit responsible for accreditation of continuing medical education for physicians and other health care providers. Jerry was an avid gardener, specializing in tomatoes. He held season tickets for Miami University Football and especially enjoyed game days. During retirement, he delighted in joining other members of the Destroyer Escort Sailors Association at reunions. Among his volunteer experiences, he was gratified by service at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years: Jane Dallas Hammon and four children, including James Dallas (Crystal) Hammon, William Jerry (Denise) Hammon, Anne Louise (Daniel) Burke and Robert David Hammon; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sister: Jenny June Hammon.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the Kindred Funeral Home, 400 Union Blvd., Englewood, OH. The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until time of services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Milton Union Public Library in West Milton, OH or a
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.KindredFuneralHome.com
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