Kenneth S. Hamman
Kenneth Sheldon Hamman, 72, an Altoona native, passed away Saturday at Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring.
He was born in Altoona, son of Robert Pershing and Mary Alice (Claar) Hamman.
Surviving are three daughters: Mary White and husband, Rodney, Ruth Robinson and husband, Larry, and Kristen Jenkins and husband, John; three grandchildren: Robert Thomas White, Lena Elizabeth Jenkins and Kenneth Vincent Jenkins; his mother of Martinsburg; a brother, William; two sisters: Ruby and Betsy; his wife, Mildred (Moore); and the mother of his children, Marcelline (Hipp).
He was preceded in death by his father.
Kenneth was a 1959 graduate of Altoona High School. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War, stationed in Korea and serving from 1960-64, and he was also honored to serve on President John F. Kennedy’s Honor Guard. He retired as an officer with the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department in 1984 and also served as an instructor of criminal justice at the University of Maryland.
Kenneth enjoyed fishing, hunting, cooking and, later in life, swinging on his front porch with his little dog, Winston, in downtown Martinsburg.
A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family at John C. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg, with Pastor Lee D. Saylor officiating. Military flag honors will be accorded by the Blair County Veterans Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers that memorial contributions be given to your favorite local humane society.
Kenneth S. Hamman
Kenneth S. Hamman, 72, of Altoona died Saturday night at Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring. A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday’s Mirror. Arrangements are by John C. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg.