Kenneth R. Hamm, 77 current Columbia
County Coroner, of Gallatin, New York died on Tuesday December 11,
2007 at his residence.
He was born on October 21, 1930 in Gallatin the son of Rossman J.
and Marion O. (Bradley) Hamm.
Mr. Hamm was a graduate of Pine Plains Central School, class of
A corporal, he served with the United States Army from 1954 – 1956
stationed in Germany. He was a member of the Cadby – Shutts VFW Post
#7552 in Hillsdale, N.Y. and the Shacameco American Legion Post in
Pine Plains, N.Y.
After his military service he became employed by the Kimberly Clark
Corporation in Ancram, N.Y. He retired as shift foreman in 1993
after 36 years.
Ken was also very active in community affairs. Along with his
military affiliations he was also a longtime contributing member of
St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ancram. He was an over 50 year member
of the Ancram Fire Company and was a member and past president of
the Columbia County Volunteer Firefighters Association.
He had served as the Ancram Town Clerk from 1962 – 1975 and served
as town supervisor for Ancram from 1976 – 1981. From 1983 to the
present he had served as Columbia County Coroner. Ken was also a
member and treasurer of the New York State Association of County
Coroners and Medical Examiners.
On August 25, 1957 in New York City he married Denise (Jones) Hamm
who survives him at home.
Surviving besides his wife “Sis” is a son, Kenneth R. Hamm Jr. of
Tracey, CA and a daughter, Mary Pepoon of Greenport, N.Y. He is also
survived by his grandchildren, Gregory, Sarah and Jeremiah.
Friends are invited and may call on Saturday December 15, 2007 from
2:00 – 5:00 PM at the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, Route 22 in
A Memorial Service to be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church in
Ancram during the springtime will be announced.
Interment will be in the Vedders Cemetery, Gallatin, N.Y.
In lieu of
flowers the family requests memorial contributions be offered to either St.
John’s Lutheran Church, Ancram N.Y. 12502 or to Community Hospice of Columbia –
Greene, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, N.Y. 12414.