Dr. Gary G Hammer, 82, died after short illness, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 8, 2016. Born January 9, 1934 in Wichita, Kansas, Dr. Hammer received his BS and MS degrees in Chemistry at Wichita State University, and a PhD in chemistry from Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Hammer located to Williamsburg with his family in 1961 and after a short time working for Dow Chemical Company, became a professor of chemistry at Christopher Newport University, from which he retired in 1998.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette Ann (Smith), a daughter Gigi Hammer, his father, Gerald George Hammer of Wichita, Kansas, mother, Georgia Eleanor McMillen (nee Shumaker) of Wichita, Kansas, and two brothers, Ronald McMillen and Kevin McMillen, both of Denver, Colorado.
Dr. Hammer leaves behind a family of two sons, Gregory G Hammer of Greeley, Colorado, and Jeramy A Hammer of Milton, Vermont, four granddaughters, Lyndsay Rae Orr (Ryan) of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Lynae Ann Mohondro (Dylan) of Casper, Wyoming, Loryn Lee Wheeler (Korey) of Edmond, Oklahoma, Layne Noel Hammer of Greeley, Colorado, one great-grandson, Owen Ryan Orr of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and a sister Judith Kaye Huff of West Plains, Missouri. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and friends.
A Graveside Service will be held at Williamsburg Memorial Park, 130 King William Dr., Williamsburg, on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 10:00 AM. Memorial contributions may be made in Dr. Gary Hammer’s name to Child Development Resources, P.O. Box 280, Norge, VA 23127 or Hospice House of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Pkwy, Williamsburg, VA 23188. Please view and sign the family’s online guest book at: bucktroutfuneralhome.net
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