John P. Hammette
On Jan. 10, 2021, age 80 of Collingswood, NJ, formerly of University Park, MD; Beloved husband of Lynne (nee Weaver); Loving father of Laurie Hammette; Dear brother of Robert (sister-in-law Virginia) and Cherished Uncle of Lynne Dann & Bob Hammette.
John was a devoted family man, a loving husband for 48 years and a wonderful father to the daughter that he was so proud of. He was a former small business owner and real estate agent, and was actively involved in his community during his years in University Park. John was a true friend to animals. He worried about the neighborhood stray cats, and two he used to feed, his adored Miss. Pip and Mr. Henry, are now living a life of luxury in our home. A former high school athlete in both Madison (a town he loved) and Ocean City NJ, John was an avid golfer who sorely missed the game when he was no longer able to play. His face would light up as he recounted numerous tales about golfing with his dear friends. He was a devoted follower of the rock group The Band and of all things Peyton Manning. He had a great sense of humor and would often say when he returned home from an outing “They thought I was funny.” John loved our family vacations, especially the trips to England and Ireland. He was a defender of the underdog and hated injustice of any kind, often saying “A man who is right is a majority of one”. He was a kind and tender hearted man who will be greatly missed.
Due to pandemic restrictions, John’s family will have a Memorial Service at a later date. Please check www.KainMurphy.com for Service updates. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of John may be made to the Animal Welfare Association, 509 Centennial Blvd, Voorhees, NJ 08043 or The Grey Muzzle Organization, 14460 Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 149-269, Raleigh, NC 27614.