Harry T. Hammond, age 89, of Wyckoff, died Wednesday, August 5th, 2020. Harry was born in Paterson, NJ and was a lifetime resident of Wyckoff. Harry loved growing up in Wyckoff and later raising his family there. He attended Coolidge and Washington Schools. Harry was an outdoors man, he enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Harry, a 1949 graduate of Ramsey High School, served the US Army in Korea, and graduated from Seton Hall University. He worked for Avon in Suffern, NY and Tiffany in Parsippany, NJ. Harry was a parishioner of St Elizabeth’s RC Church in Wyckoff and a member of the VFW Post 7086 Midland Park/Wyckoff.
He was a family man and spent most of his free time with his children and grandchildren. He coached little league, attended numerous swim meets and chauffeured his children to and from their activities. Harry enjoyed traveling with his wife Mary Ann. Their favorite destination was to Bermuda, they also traveled to Florida, San Diego, Vermont, Maine and the Jersey Shore. He was very active with the VFW Post 7086, selling flowers and attending veteran services. He marched in the Memorial Day Parade for many years and was the Grand Marshall in 2018.
Harry’s loving wife, Mary Ann, predeceased him in 2014. Surviving are his children Lynn McCorkel and husband Don of Ellicott City, MD, H. Thomas Hammond of Falls Church, VA, Gail Cortright and husband Kevin of Ridgewood, NJ and Christine Hammond of Hollywood, CA. He also leaves his eight grandchildren: Rachel, Caitlin, Heather, Jack, Kevin Luke, Caroline, Faith and William and his sister Elaine Mault. In addition to his four children and eight grandchildren he was loved by many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 14 at 9:15am from the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, 257 Godwin Ave., Wyckoff, NJ 07481. Funeral Mass will follow 10am at St. Elizabeth’s Church, 700 Wyckoff Ave., Wyckoff, NJ 07481.
The Hammond Family will receive family and friends on Thursday August 13, from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, www.vpfh.com. In lieu of flower donations in Harry’s name may be made to VFW Post 7086, 25 Faner Rd., Midland Park, NJ 07432 or St. Elizabeth’s RC Church, Wyckoff, NJ.
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VFW Post 7086
25 Faner Road, Midland Park NJ 07432
St. Elizabeth's R.C. Church
700 Wyckoff Avenue, Wyckoff NJ 07481