James F. "Jim" Hamer

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  • "Pop you will be missed terribly by your Louisiana family. ..."
    - Micheal DeWitt
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    - Ellen Styers
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    - Susan Hamer
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James Frank "Jim" Hamer, 91, of Taneytown, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Carroll Hospice's Dove House in Westminster.

Born Feb. 15, 1922, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Jack and Helen Pingree Hamer. He was the husband of Virginia F. Hamer, his wife of 68 years, who died Aug. 10.

He was a retired Baltimore County firefighter with more than 20 years at Halethorp Engine House No. 5. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy.

He was a member of the VFW and Taneytown Senior Center. He was a Baltimore Ravens fan, an avid bowler and pool player.

Surviving are daughters Ellen F. Styers, of Taneytown, and Susan F. Hamer and husband Michael DeWitt, of Lake Charles, La.; granddaughters Sherrill Williams and husband Larry, Dawn L. Dow, and Kimberly Vickers; and great-grandchildren Jeremiah L. Carroll and Jordan Byrd.

He was predeceased by sisters Helen Tarun and Virginia "Ginni" Galloway; and a son-in-law, Robert "Bob" Styers.

A graveside service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, 44 Frederick St., Taneytown, with Monsignor Martin E. Feild officiating.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157.

Arrangements are by Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home in Taneytown.

Online condolences may be offered at www.myersdurborawfh.com.

Sign this guest book online at www.carrollcountytimes.com.


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Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home - Taneytown
136 E Baltimore Street
Taneytown, MD 21787
Published in Carroll County Times on Dec. 4, 2013
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