Richard Hammer
Richard Hammer
  • May 4, 1920 - December 22, 2017
  • New Orleans, Louisiana

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Richard Hammer, Sr., of New Orleans, LA and Picayune, MS, died Friday morning, December 22nd. Mr. Hammer was a graduate of Mississippi State University and a World War II Navy Lieutenant.

A beloved father and grandfather, Mr. Hammer is survived by his children, Richard A. Hammer, Jr. (Delphine), Mary Elizabeth Hammer Rohr (Bill), David C. Hammer, Miriam T. Hammer Austin (Van), Douglas J. Hammer, and Michael "Mike" R. Hammer (Dana); and his

Grandchildren, Clint Rohr, Charles Rohr, Randy White, Richard Hammer, III, Katherine Hammer, Blake Hammer, and Nicholas Hammer. He is pre-deceased by his wife of 63 years, Betty Hammer, and his daughter, Angela Marie Hammer Butz.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. in New Orleans, on Tuesday, January 2, 2017 at 11 AM. A visitation will be held at the funeral home beginning at 9:00AM. Interment will follow Mass in All Saints Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Catholic Charities of New Orleans at 1000 Howard Avenue, Suite 200, New Orleans, LA 70113.

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