Harry Hammond
1937 - 2020
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Harry Hammond

Elkton, MD - Harry Edwin Hammond of Elkton, MD, age 83, passed away Friday, November 13, 2020 surrounded by family. Harry was born on July 31, 1937 in Elkton, MD to the late Harry H. Hammond and Laura Mildred (Harvey) Hammond.

Harry grew up in North East, MD and was a 1956 graduate of North East High School. He married his high school sweetheart Roberta in 1957. Harry started working at Elkton Supply; now known as American Home & Hardware, at age 15, where he later became a co-owner. He enjoyed retirement since October of 2004.

Harry had a lifelong passion for service and giving back to the community. He was a SCORE mentor and proudly served in the Maryland Army National Guard. He was a member on many Boards and Committees in Cecil County namely Board of Directors for NRHA , Board of Directors of County Bank and Trust, Board of Directors of Elkton Rotary Club , President of PASHA, Board of Directors of American Red Cross, Board of Directors of Elkton Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors of ServiStar, Cecil County Board of Education, Cecil County Public Library Board, Cecil Community College Board , Board of Directors Chesapeake Hospice, Board of Directors of American Cancer Society, Board of Directors United Fund of Cecil County, and dearest to his heart, Chairman of the Board of Mount Aviat Academy Board of Directors.

Harry was the recipient of many awards, notably Businessman of the Year of the Town of Elkton 1984, Citizen of the Year 1992, Cecil County's Most Beautiful Person 1999, as well as several awards acknowledging his commitment to education.

Harry is survived by his wife, Roberta B. Hammond; daughter, Jennifer Hammond Bradley and husband Robert of Elkton, MD; daughter, Allison Hammond of Elkton, MD; 4 grandchildren: Taylor Akers and husband Jeremy of Elkton, MD, R. Harrison Bradley and wife Stephanie of Elkton, MD, Trent Shaffer of Denver, CO, Garret Shaffer of Elkton, MD and 4 great grandchildren: Camille, Carolina and Colt Akers and Madison Bradley; sisters: Marilyn Spence of North East, MD, Kathleen Sutphin of North East, MD, Shirley Hammond Wilson of Aberdeen, MD, Rosemary Hammond of Appleton, WI. In addition to his parents, Harry is preceded in death by his brother, George Hammond, daughter, Adriene Hammond Lewis and grandson, David Lewis.

Honoring Harry's wishes, his services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to "Mount Aviat Academy" and sent in care of R.T. Foard Funeral Home, 259 E. Main Street, Elkton, MD 21921. To send online condolences, please visit www.rtfoard.com.

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Published in The News Journal from Nov. 16 to Nov. 17, 2020.
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November 26, 2020
One of the nicest men we have ever met. Always had time for a story or just a chat. Loved that man! John & Patt Frederick

Patricia Frederick
November 21, 2020
Bert with you. Sorry to hear about Harry. Our Class of 1956 is sure getting smaller. We were all so close. God Bless you. My prayers are with you. Judy Guy
Judy Guy
November 20, 2020
I am so very sorry to hear of Harry's passing. Harry and my father were hardware buddies many, many years ago and I can still see his smile. We traveled together in the 1970's and had many great conversations about life and of course, hardware. The picture you used is exactly the one in my memory. Having lost my father years ago, I acutely feel this loss because these old hardware guys were a breed apart and nothing fills the void they leave behind. My deepest sympathies to the family. Rose Colton Geib, Waynesburg, OH
Rose Geib
November 18, 2020
My mom was a coworker of Harry's in the business office at Elkton Supply/American Home & Hardware for more than 20 years and I know she felt highly of your dad. I am very sorry for your loss.
Craig Albright
November 18, 2020
Harry was a dear classmate of Janet's at North East High School and we will always treasure our memories of him. He was a dear friend. Please accept our deepest sympathy and prayers for him and his family.
Donald & Janet Truitt
November 18, 2020
Sorry for your loss.
Antonietta (Piatelli) Garzia
November 18, 2020
Your Dad was such a blessing to our community. My deepest sympathy to you and your entire family.
Dana Wiseman-Reese
November 16, 2020
Our Deepest Sympathy. George and Nancy Kelley
Nancy Kelley
November 16, 2020
Mr. Hammond was a wonderful person. He always thought of others. He held high standards for himself and others. He was a person of high integrity and honesty. In addition, he was very charitable, as well. We extend our deepest and most sincere sympathy to the entire family for their precious losses.
Chris & Emilia Koterwas
November 16, 2020
My prayers go out to the family. Harry gave so much of himself. He started in High School joining all the clubs and social programs.
Jeannette Armour
November 16, 2020
Dear Mrs. Hammond and family I am so sorry for your loss. May our Lord, who is the God of all comfort hold you and comfort you all. Ann Preston
Ann Preston
November 16, 2020
My deepest sympathy to Mrs. Hammond, Allison and Jennifer. I loved your Dad. He was so kind and I felt like he really cared. I spent a lot of time at your house and I always felt welcome. He will be missed. Emmy Duobinis
Emmy Duobinis
November 16, 2020
This man taught me more about business and leadership than almost anyone. There is not a day goes by that I don't quote something he said.

I spent 8 years working for him. They formed me and changed me.

The lessons I learned followed me to every ministry I served and now the businesses I own.

I will forever be grateful for Harry Hammond.

You will be missed. RIP.
Bill Simmons
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