January 6, 1935 - November 12, 2020
Eldon “Gene” Hammond Passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at his Minooka residence surrounded by family after a courageous battle with numerous health issues. Born the Son of the late Eldon and Hazel (nee Allphin) Hammond. Beloved Husband of 62 years to Mary Lou (nee Scott); Loving Dad of Robert (fiancé Carol Lazarski) Hammond and Karen (DeWitt) Buchanan; Proud Grandpa of Melinda (Jeff) Chiapello, Christopher (Megan) Hammond, Benjamin (Sheila) Hammond, Victoria Hammond, Rev. Father Andrew Buchanan and Hannah (Jeff) Kirkolis; Great Grandpa of Levi, Zeke, Addison and Avery; Dear Brother of Tom (Martha) Hammond, Sally (Mike) Edwards; Fond Brother in Law of Richard Scott and David (Cindy) Dobler; Numerous Nieces, Nephews Dear friends and “Buster” the Beloved Cat survive as well. Preceded in death by his Parents, his Dear Step Mom, Ruth Hammond, Loving Grandparents, Roll and Mayme Hammond; Daughter in Law, Patricia Hammond, his Sisters, Janet Raehal and Carol Moon; Father and Mother in Law, George and Melba Dobler; Brother in Law, Bob Scott and Sister in Law, Carol Crews. Gene was a Distinguished Veteran of the US Army. He was an Airline Pilot for United Airlines for 32 rewarding years after retirement He continued his passion soaring Recreational Gliders and Seaplanes. An avid Golfer, Skilled Skier, both water and snow and an accomplished musician. Gene served and volunteered in many Aviation related Clubs and Organizations including, Q.B., C.B.G.C., S.S.A., S.S.F., E.A.A. and N.S.M. He was also an inductee in the Illinois Aviation Hall of Fame. An Accomplished man in many ways he will be fondly remembered and greatly missed. Per Gene’s Wishes Cremation Rites have been Accorded. Due to health concerns in light of Covid-19, the Hammond family has Chosen to plan a Memorial Service in the future to properly celebrate Gene’s life at a time when it is safe for all to gather. Arrangements under the care of The Maple Funeral Home, Channahon.
Eldon “Gene” Hammond Passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at his Minooka residence surrounded by family after a courageous battle with numerous health issues. Born the Son of the late Eldon and Hazel (nee Allphin) Hammond. Beloved... View Obituary & Service Information
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