John Edward Hammond, age 79, formerly of Lincolnville, Maine, late of Crete, Illinois passed away on September 15 following a long illness. He was the son of Edward F. Hammond and Marian (Peart) Hammond Of Acton, Maine.
John is survived by his cherished wife Jane (Pepek) Partridge Hammond; his children, Laura Ellum of Concord, New Hampshire and Douglas (Heather Wren) of Lincolnville, Maine; step-children, Jeffrey Partridge (Becky) of Mason, New Hampshire and Amy Stiman of Ossipee, New Hampshire; grandchildren Mairi Ellum (Mathew Timms) of Rochester, New Hampshire, Eryn (Thostenson) Warden (Tate) of Landrum, South Carolina, Andi and Ian Hammond of Lincolnville, Maine, Zachary and Meridith Partridge of Mason, New Hampshire and Molly Stiman of Augusta, Maine; sister, Sylvia Countway (David) of Alton, New Hampshire.
John was a graduate of Braintree High School in Massachusetts and the University of New Hampshire. He went on to have a successful career as a biochemist with several companies including General Foods/Kraft Corporation, Wrigley Global Innovation Center and Hammond & Hatch Food Product Development Consultants and served as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Food Science at the University of Maine. He has been a lifelong member of Alpha Chi Sigma chemical sciences fraternity. He was joint holder of nine patents.
John was a world business traveler who always enjoyed local cultures and customs. In his free time he enjoyed photography, sailing, world history, and cooking. He had especially fond memories of time spent at Pleasant Lake in Deerfield, New Hampshire. Additionally, he was a devout Christian and participated in small group bible studies at his spiritual home, Village Church. His missionary work took him to Ukraine.
A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, September 21st beginning at 4:00 p.m. at Village Church of Dyer, 14849 W 93rd Ave, Dyer, Indiana. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Village Church of Dyer or The American Kidney Fund.