George B. Hummer

HANOVER George Bernard Hummer, CDR, CHC U.S. Navy (Ret.), 88, resident of Homewood Plum Creek in Hanover, departed to be face to face with the Lord on Wednesday, February 5, 2014. Born in York, on May 26, 1925, George was the son of George Alexander Hummer and Marguerite (Deininger) Hummer. George graduated from William Penn Senior High School, Albright College, The Evangelical School of Theology, and U.S. Naval Chaplains School, and was ordained by the Evangelical United Brethren Church. He answered his country's call to duty as a U.S. Marine from1943-1945 and in the Chaplain Corps U.S. Navy from 1967-1987. Cpl. Hummer, with 3rdBn/4th Marines 6thMarDiv, was wounded in action on Okinawa. Chaplain Hummer's service included tours in Vietnam, Bahrain, Parris Island, Korea, Annapolis, on U.S.S. L.Y. SPEAR (AS-36), and with the Coast Guard in Yorktown, Va. His combat awards include the Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V" and Purple Heart. Reverend Hummer was a member of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church and ministered in Danville, Selinsgrove, Williamsport, and Gettysburg. As a volunteer and donor, George supported numerous local organizations including the American Red Cross Blood Donor Program, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Marine Corps League, and Firefighters Association of York County. George is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Helen Ruth (Rohrbaugh) Hummer; son, LtGen Steven A. Hummer, U.S. Marine Corps and wife, Sheri, stationed in Stuttgart, Germany; and grandson, David A. Hummer, wife, Stephanie, and great-grandson, Jaxson of Everett, Wash. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Romaine A. Hummer. A Memorial Service will be held on February 10, at 11 a.m. at Homewood at Plum Creek Chapel, Hanover. Burial with military honors will be at Prospect Hill Cemetery, York. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Red Cross or Homewood Benevolent Fund.

Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Feb. 9, 2014