Mr. Newell Samuel “Sam” Hammond
Mr. Newell Samuel “Sam” Hammond, 91, a longtime resident of the greater Williamsport area, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at UPMC Williamsport Regional Medical Center, Williamsport.
Born Nov. 7, 1930, at Altoona, Blair County, Pa. He was the son of the late Hubert and Lydia Ruth (Atkinson) Hammond. He was a graduate of Williamsport High School. He had been a self-employed building contractor in the area all of his working life.
Mr. Hammond had been a member of the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County, Pa., a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, and had also been a member of a local Masonic Lodge and the Zafar Grotto/Rafaz Club at South Williamsport. Mr. Hammond was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War and was awarded the Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Korean Service Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars, the Japanese Occupation Medal.
He married the former Florence Janet Swinehart on Sept. 21, 1956, who survives him.
In addition to his wife that survives him, he leaves behind one son, Bruce C. Hammond of Williamsport; two daughters, Mrs. Brenda (Chip) McConnell of Ruther Glen, Va. and Mrs. Deborah (Horrace) Herlocker of Williamsport. There are seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren surviving. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his four brothers, John, Paul, Hugh and Dale.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, at the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 East Central Ave., South Williamsport at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be held Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Reverend Mark Brumbach, Pastor of South Williamsport United Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will follow at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.
Contributions in memory of Mr. Newell S. Hammond may be made, if so desired to Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity, 540 Lycoming Street, Williamsport, PA. 17701. Flowers will be provided.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 East Central Ave., South Williamsport, PA. 17702.