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Donald Hammond

April 22, 1933 - March 4, 2021

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Donald “Red” Hammond, 87, of Honesdale and formerly of Selkirk, NY, died on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at Ellen Memorial Health Care Center. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara.

Born on the family farm in Cedar Hill, NY, he was the son of the late Fred and Viola Mea (Winne) Hammond. He was a US Navy veteran of the Korean War.

Red grew up working on the family farm. After graduating, he joined the Navy and following his honorable discharge he became a teamster.

He enjoyed crossword puzzles and was an avid reader. He loved spending time with his family.

Surviving are his sons, Donald Hammond, Kevin Hammond and wife Janet, Charles Hammond and wife Darlene, and John Butare and husband Lou; daughters, Donna Hammond and Jennifer Chase Bruno; his brother Fred “Fritz” Hammond; 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wives Diane Helene Kross and Barbara Fisher; a brother Robert Hammond; sisters Winifred “Winnie” Robertson, Mary Zakens and Belle Johnson.

Following cremation, private services will be held at the convenience of his family. Arrangements by Hessling Funeral Home, Inc., 428 Main St. Honesdale, PA.