William T. Hammill
July 6, 1922 ~ July 22, 2009
Greece: Wednesday, July 22, 2009. Survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Clare Hammill; children, Ann (Nick) Breslawski, Joseph (Ginny) Hammill, Tom Hammill (Julie Aman), Ken (Elaine) Hammill; 13 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. William was a World War II Army veteran who was stationed in Great Britain where he met his wife. He supported his country in his work and career with the United States Department of Defense. He was a lifelong member of the Keith Miller Post # 6595 VFW. William was devoted to his family, his wife Clare and his faith. He enjoyed recreational activities with his wife including golf, square dancing and travel. Friends may call Friday (Today) 4-7 PM at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home 1075 Long Pond Road. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday 9:00 AM at Our Mother of Sorrows Church. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Ann’s Home in his memory.
Dad, my three brothers and I were blessed to have you as a father. You showed us how to love and be loved, how to respect people and be respected. I will always hold you in my heart and continue to model my life after yours. I will always love my Dad. May God hold you in his wonderful arms.
Grandpa I cant even measure how much of a positive impact you had on my life. I have a son that I named after you. I did that because I respect what you represented. If there was model on how to get the most out of the time we have in life you would be the example. It used to drive me nuts when you tried to read the bible to me as a child. I am glad now that you put in the effort to teach me about God and Jesus even though I wanted to just play. You did things the right way. I will always miss you.
I knew Bill from Catholics United for the Faith. He was a great editorial writer and always a gentleman. I also saw him at the Traditional Mass. May he rest in peace.
I’m grateful for Bill’s life, his faith and strength of character. He was an inspiration to me through his witness and care for the Church — which was very deep and thoughtful. Bill and Clare attended the traditional Latin Mass at St. Stanislaus several times, and it was a sacrifice for them both but they did so cheerfully. I will miss Bill and keep him in my prayers. May he rest in peace.
My sincerest condolences to the Hammill family. I have many fond memories of growing up with you all. Your Dad was a great guy and I know he will be missed.
My prayers are with you all. God Bless.