ANDREW F. "ANDY" HAMMER
{ "" }
Share
Share ANDREW's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share
ANDREW F. "ANDY" HAMMER, 77, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020, at Parkview Hospital - Randallia, Fort Wayne. Born in The Bronx, N.Y., he was the son of the late Andrew and Catherine (Hughes) Hammer. He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, ran the church social committee with his wife, and was a Minister of Welcome. He was also a past member of the Holy Name Society at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven, and the past president of the New Haven Swim Team. He also enjoyed sailing, operating radio-controlled cars, boats, and planes, and playing pickle ball. Some might remember him as Mr. McHenry, a character he played on The Uncle Ducky Show which aired in Fort Wayne. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Frances (Carretta) Hammer; daughter, Leonora (Gregory) Starr of Carmel; and grandchildren, Gabriel Andrew and Luke Edward Starr. He was also preceded in death by two brothers. Mass of Christian Burial is 11 a.m. Friday at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 518 Dewald St., Fort Wayne, with visitation one hour prior. Father Tyrell Alles officiating. Visitation also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Harper's Community Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven. Masks are required both at the funeral home and the church. Burial in St. John's Catholic Cemetery, New Haven. Preferred memorials are to Masses. For online condolences, visit www.harperfuneralhome.com


To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jun. 23, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
JUN
25
Visitation
02:00 - 04:00 PM
JUN
25
Visitation
06:00 - 08:00 PM
JUN
26
JUN
26
Mass of Christian Burial
11:00 AM
Memories & Condolences
Not sure what to say?
6 entries
June 25, 2020
Andy was a great friend and will be missed greatly, but we know that he is rejoicing with the rest of the heavenly host at this moment!
Bob Hunter
Friend
June 23, 2020
Dear Lee and Family,
Sorry to hear the passing of your dad.I,m thinking about you and your family at this time as you grieve.He was a funny and kind man.As I know him from the our swim team years. He will be missed.
Russ Steiner
Russ Steiner
Friend
June 23, 2020
Words cannot express our sadness. May the comfort of God help you, and Leonora & family through this difficult time
Patti & Mike Doherty
Friend
June 23, 2020
Words cannot express our sadness. May the comfort of God help you and Leonora and family through this difficult time.
Patti & Mike
Friend
June 23, 2020
He was the best husband, father, grandfather.Ask Andy for any help he was there always. He was that way from the day I met him on 1963. He loved his family and friends very much. Kind and generous always.My parents didnt like him at first... Not Italian. They got to know him and love him. I am so glad I married him. I will miss him forever. Andy you are always in my heart and Forever in my mind. Your Italian princess Frances
Frances Hammer
Spouse
June 23, 2020
Mrs. Hammer, Lee and family. Very sorry to hear about your loss. I will always remember him as a starter for swimming and an active and loving parent/leader of our swim team growing up. Mr. Hammer was one of the "good guys" and made a positive impact on the world. Take care and God Bless.
Jonathan Pokrzywinski
Friend
Invite others to add memories
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences