Dr. Herbert E. Hammons, Jr. ’56

Dr. Herbert E. Hammons, Jr. ’56 died on November 5, 2011, in Albany, New York.

He was born on December 23, 1933, in Bangor and graduated from Bangor High School. He attended Bowdoin from 1952 to 1954, a member of Zeta Psi fraternity, then served in the Army during the Korean War. After the war, he transferred to Tufts University and graduated from the School of Dentistry in 1961. He served to captain during the Vietnam War as a member of the Army Dental Corps. He had a private dental practice in Northville, N.Y., for many years before his retirement in 2001. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadeloupe Discalced Carmelite Community in Amsterdam and was a devout Catholic. He was a eucharistic minister for patients at Nathan Littauer Hospital and served as a lector at Sacred Heart Church in Tribes Hill, St. Cecelia’s Church in Fonda and at the Auriesville Shrine. He also was a faith formation instructor at St. Joseph’s Church in Broadalbin and was a member of the American Legion in Northville and the Adirondack Chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association. He is survived by his wife of nearly 51 years, Grace Wright Hammons; five sons, Scott, Douglas, Jeffrey, Ted, and David Hammons; a daughter, Rachel Auriemma; two brothers, John and Richard Hammons; and 10 grandchildren.

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