No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why……Our hearts were broken on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 with the sudden passing of our loving son, father, brother and grandpa Richard C. Ham, of Windham, Twp.
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Richard was born on Jan. 18, 1952 in Meshoppen, Pa., a son of Edward C. and the late Madeline (Stevens) Kaminski. He was a 1969 graduate of Northeast Bradford High School and for many years owned and operated Ham Logging in Rome. Richard enjoyed spending time outdoors surrounded by mother nature, fishing, watching NASCAR and attending logging tournaments.
He will be greatly missed by his children: his son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Marsha Ham of Rome, Pa.; his daughter and son-in-law, Nicole and Robert Ellis of Tioga Center, N.Y.; his father, Edward Kaminski of Windham; grandchildren, Deven Nauta, Cullen Nauta, Malacci Ham, Tucker Ham, Chelsey Fallon and Adam Wayman. His siblings, Robert Stevens, David Ham (Terri LaBarre); Louise Woodruff, Connie (Scott) Schmeckenbecher; Debbie Ham, Diane (Bill) Ziegler; numerous nieces, nephews and their families; and loved ones Pam, Cassandra and Emery. Rick was predeceased by his mother Madeline Kaminski; and siblings Gail Waltman, Bonnie Maryott, and Leo Seymour.
A time of sharing memories and stories will be held on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 South Main St., Nichols. A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in the Stevens Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared by visiting our website at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Windham Township Volunteer Fire Company or your local chapter of the
in loving memory of Richard C. Ham.
Published in Daily Review on Feb. 14, 2014
Sutfin Funeral Chapel
273 South Main Street Nichols, NY 13812