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“So sorry to hear of Don's passing. I remember him well from our days at Battelle. Typical of so many of our colleagues, Don was a fine man and a...Read More »
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“Dear Margaret,We were so sorry to learn from Linda of Don's death. we want to extend our sympathy to you and your family. We treasure the many good...Read More »
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DONALD JAY HAMMAN, 88, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Hospice Home. He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Margaret (Schendel) Hamman. Also surviving are four children, Gary W. Hamman of Fort Wayne, Linda H. Moore (Mark) of Champaign, Illinois, J. Elaine Kain (Joseph) of Fort Wayne, and Laura K. Henderson of Pass Christian, Mississippi, as well as five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Born September 8, 1929 in Lorain, Ohio, Don was the son of the late Jesse and Lola (Helfrich) Hamman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Charles and Jesse Hamman, and sisters Dorothy Walker and Marilyn Farrell. He graduated from Vermilion (Ohio) High School in 1947. During the time Don was serving in the United States Air Force, he met and married Margaret. They began their family while Don was completing a bachelor of science in physics at Ohio University. He then completed a master of science in electrical engineering at The Ohio State University. He was employed for many years at Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio. He and Margaret later moved to Longwood, Florida where he continued his career at Qwip Exxon Office Systems and McDonnell Douglas. Don and Margaret relocated to Fort Wayne in 2007. Don was a man of many interests. He, Margaret, and their children traveled throughout North America, and Don and Margaret visited all 50 states. As a younger man Don was a golf and bowling enthusiast. He excelled at word games, card games, crossword puzzles, Wheel of Fortune, and Jeopardy. He was an avid reader, with particular interests in science fiction and mysteries. Don was intrigued by genealogy research, the sciences, and technology of all sorts, including his backyard weather station, telescope, computer, Kindle, and 3D printer. He enjoyed music of many types, from classical to country to folk songs, and always recalled with fondness the family singing along while his mother played piano. A celebration of Don's life will be at 2 pm, Saturday, January 27, 2018 at D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Rd, with calling one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the Cancer Research Institute.