Thomas Hammill



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Thomas Hammill


Sunday, July 16, 2023 at age 67 went home to be with the Lord, and his parents, William and Clara Hammill.  He is survived by his loving brothers and sister, Joseph (Virginia) Hammill, Ann (Nick) Breslawski and Ken (Elaine) Hammill; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews; beloved dog, Hazel; loving family and dear friends.


Tom was an avid, lifelong baseball fan.  He loved going to watch the Baltimore Orioles play and later in life, he started to enjoy pickleball and golf.  He enjoyed cars, especially his bright red Corvette.  Tom was a devoted son, brother and uncle who enjoyed spending quality time with his family and had a great network of friends who he would do anything for, especially those in need.  Tom will be deeply missed by all who knew him.


Tom’s visitation will be held Sunday, July 23rd 1 PM -4 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Road.  His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, July 24th 10:00 AM at St. Leo’s Church, 110 Old Hojack Lane, Hilton NY.  Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to GRASP or American Heart Association in his memory.  For more information and to sign his online guestbook, visit


  1. Karen Reynolds on July 21, 2023 at 11:07 am

    To Tom’s entire family, we are thinking of you and saying prayers for peace in your hearts. Our lives will never be the same without Tom’s quick wit and endless humor. A friend we could always count on and we were always there for. We will miss you Thomas. Keep those Orioles in-line from your front row seat! Karen & Art

  2. Arthur Ragin on July 21, 2023 at 2:03 pm

    Tommy you left a presence larger than your size 15 shoes buddy lol. You were truly a great guy, and although you’re an Orioles fan and I’m a Yankees fan we got along great. We don’t know why these things happen, and they say God doesn’t make mistakes, but I wish that you would have had more time here to enjoy your retirement, and to watch your Orioles win the pennant this year. But you got the best seat in the house. God bless you Tommy. You will always be remembered and I’ll bleed orange and black this season in your memory.

  3. Sue Butera on July 21, 2023 at 4:12 pm

    Tom you were such a great friend and neighbor. I will miss all of our chats we had about life. I know you had great plans coming up since your retirement. I will miss seeing your orange truck and red corvette driving down the street. I know you loved Hazel and she will be fine! God bless you and one can only hope you are at a better place! RIP my friend!

  4. Kim B Lawton on July 21, 2023 at 5:31 pm

    Tom, I am saying prayers for your family. I will miss you calling to find out about a friends account, giving me information on the right person to call for Medicare and our beloved Shih Tzu’s. There will be an empty chair at our next get together and your presence will be greatly missed. May God hold you close and give your family and all of us comfort.

  5. Lori Colombo on July 21, 2023 at 5:40 pm

    We were so sad to hear of Tom’s passing. He was a long time friend, and a member of our wedding party 41 years ago. Sending condolences to the Hammill family and to all of Tom’s friends. Godspeed and RIP. Paul and Lori Colombo

  6. Tim Andrews on July 21, 2023 at 10:12 pm

    Tom, I enjoyed our recent breakfast I was looking forward to doing it again. It was my turn to buy. You and your family are in my prayers. RIP friend, you’ll missed.

  7. Lara Krayer on July 21, 2023 at 10:22 pm

    Tom, you enriched so many peoples lives and your passing is the reminder to never take a day in this life for granted. I want to thank you for always sharing words of encouragement, for being a friend and for always being willing to help people out. Your caring and compassion for all those who were blessed to know you share in the sadness of your loss. Prayers to your family.

  8. Andrea Simpkins on July 22, 2023 at 7:20 pm

    Tom, you are one of the best guys I ever played ball with and ever worked with. You were always lending a helping hand and always encouraging. You left us way too early! Love you and will miss you! Praying for your family!

  9. John Kernan on July 23, 2023 at 1:08 pm

    Tom, I’m saddened that I’m unable to come home and personally bid you farewell. Our friendship began at Saint Augustine’s when JFK was President. We saw and did a lot together and shared many of the same values, likes and dislikes (Derek Jeter and the NY Yankees notwithstanding). Your entire family always made me feel welcome and part of it. Your journey here on earth may have come to an end, but I’m confident our paths will cross again some day. Until then, happy trails long-time dear and best friend and tell your parents up in Heaven I said hello!

  10. Chris Wagar on July 24, 2023 at 2:37 am

    I’ve always admired your love and affection of dogs and your devotion, joy, and enthusiasm for baseball. Will miss playing ball with ya. RIP Tom

  11. Marie Poinan on July 26, 2023 at 1:17 am

    To Tom’s family: The world is a lot sadder without the bright light of humor and caring that Tom brought to everyone he called a friend. We first met Tom in the early 1980s when he would come in to order a dinner or a sub… NO ONIONS! We bonded over our love for the Baltimore Orioles and we’d pack up a National Car Rental van (Thanks, Tom) and drive all night to see a game at Memorial Stadium until 1991 and after that at Camden Yards for a random game, the 1983 World Series, Cal Ripken and to celebrate Jim Palmer Day as he celebrated his retirement. Our son was about eight years old at the time we started on those crazy road trips. He is now 47 and lives in Florida, but he remembered these trips like it was yesterday. And it was so wonderful to share great memories of "Baltimore Tom" and remember how we were so lucky to have him in our lives. He will be dearly missed! From Marie, John and Tim Poinan

  12. Dave DiCaro on July 28, 2023 at 11:04 am

    To the Hammill family. I am so sorry to see Tom passed, we had breakfast just a couple of weeks ago. Reconnecting with Tom was great as we really hadn’t seen one another since the car rental days. We had planned to get together again…he was a great guy to work with, funny and someone I had hoped to spend more time with.

  13. John chambers on July 30, 2023 at 9:18 am

    To the hammill family, I met Tom when he worked at National and I owned dollar.he was the hardest worker ,caring young man I had ever met& would do anything for a person,great sense of humor, True friend ! I am very sorry for the family

  14. John Corregedor on April 3, 2024 at 11:27 am

    I was shocked learning of your passing today. My brother, Manny, just learned and made we aware. We shared many great times during our grammar school years. The last we spoke was probably around late 202, or 2022. Prayers sent to you and family. You will be missed.

  15. Manny Corregedor on April 3, 2024 at 12:52 pm

    I was up about 3am this morning..was checking FB..when I wondered why haven,t seemed any posts inwhile fr Thomas..was shocked to find out he had condolences to family..remembering Thomas fr.St.Augustines..he was a great guy..warm & friendly..good sense of humor..he will be missed.

  16. Manny C. on April 3, 2024 at 12:54 pm

    I was up about 3am this morning..was checking FB..when I wondered why haven,t seemed any posts inwhile fr Thomas..was shocked to find out he had condolences to family..remembering Thomas fr.St.Augustines..he was a great guy..warm & friendly..good sense of humor..he will be missed.

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