james hammond
James C. Hammond, 85, of Weirton, died Saturday, January 25, 2003 at the Weirton Medical Center. He was born on October 6, 1917 in South Fork, PA, a son of the late James C. Hammond and Nora (Oaks) Kerr Hammond. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Cecil Kerr and John Kerr, and one sister, Margaret Blaisdell. James retired with 32 years of service from the Weirton Steel Corp. where he was a Superintendent in the Sheet Mill. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Weirton, the Weirton Steel 25 Year Club, B.P.O.E. #1801, New Cumberland Lodge #22 AF & AM, and the Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, SJ, USA. James is survived by his wife, Katherine (Stavich) Hammond of Weirton, whom he married on June 13, 1940; one daughter, Armeade Redd Graham and her husband Edward of Pittsburgh, PA; one son, James C. Hammond III and his wife Suzanne of Kemah, TX; and three grandsons, David A. Redd of Weirton, Ryan M. Hammond of League City, TX, and Sean J. Hammond of Austin, TX. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 PM Monday at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, where B.P.O.E. #1801 services will be held at 7:30 PM Monday. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Tuesday at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home with Rev. Timothy Allen and Rev. Patty Bucey Beagle presiding. Entombment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens with Masonic Services performed by the New Cumberland Lodge #22 AF & AM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be given to either the American Lung Association of WV, P.O. Box 3980, Charleston, WV 25339, or the American Heart Association, 40-12th Street #206, Wheeling, WV 26003. Share tributes with his family at www.grecohertnick.com. Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. I was so sorry to hear about the death of James Hammond. It seems so unfair that death should have the power to take away someone you love. And when it happens, the thought of never again being able to talk to, laugh with, or hold your loved one can be most difficult to bear. And all the good things people say do not take that pain away. When I lost my mother to Cancer, it was very devastating to me. What comforted me are the words found in the Bible for the future at Revelation 21:3, 4 and Isaiah 33:24 about our dear loved ones. May these also bring you comfort. Deepest Sympathy, Ms. Floyd

  2. hammond family, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. will always remember him as pillar in the church. sincerely, jerry and carl hamill

  3. Do, please, accept our deep sympathy in Jim’s death. How I will miss our almost daily wave – and his smile – as we walked by to see Jim on the front porch during the warm months each year. And of course for years we knew him as an active church member and usher. We’ll miss him.

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