Obituary of Richard Fording Hammil
Richard Fording Hammil, age 79 of Madison Twp., died at his home on September 28, 2019. He was born on November 6, 1939 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Fred and Eva Catherine (nee: Fording) Hammil. Richard was a 1957 graduate of Montour High School and went on to earn his bachelor degree from Morehead State University and later his master's degree. Richard served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the U.S. Army Band. He was a music educator within the Mentor Schools for 30 years. Richard was Past Master of Temple Lodge # 28 F&AM, having served three terms. He was also a member of York Rite and Scottish Rite.
He is survived by his children; Charles (Meg) Hammil of Akron, Sherri Hammil (Doug Prince) of Thompson, and Eric (Debra) Hammil of Painesville; grandchildren, Hunter Hammil, Monica Hammil, Katelyn (Brandon) Smith, Michael Prince, Charlie Prince, Justin Hammil and Paige Hammil; brother, Dan (Linda) Hammil of Hanover, MD.
Visitation will be Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 5-7 PM at Johnson Funeral Home, 368 Mentor Ave., Painesville, Ohio 44077. A Masonic Service will be held at 7:00 PM followed by the funeral service. Burial will be Thursday at 12:30 PM at Smithfield Cemetery in Pittsburgh, PA with military honors.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Ohio Masonic Home Foundation, 2655 W. National Rd., Springfield, OH 45504.To send flowers to the family of Richard Hammil, please visit Tribute Store