Robert C. Hammers, age 80,
of Lawrence Park, erie,pa,
died Monday, January 24, 2011 at UPMC Passavant Hospital. He was born in Indiana, Pa. on October 29, 1930, son of the late Ralph C. and Eliza Brown Hammers. A graduate of Indiana High School, he worked at General Electric for 40 years. Robert completed their Machinist Apprentice and other Manufacturing Training Programs and worked at a variety of positions including Manager â€" Fabrication Technology. Robert enjoyed teaching others to water ski, flying kites with his children, and participating in other family activities. Being a part of the great "Hockey Jersey Switch" in Welland, Ontario, with co-conspirator Bill Henglebrok, was one particularly proud moment. Later in life, Bob concentrated on golf; which resulted in 5 holes-in-one. He enjoyed relating the story of a hole-in-one on Speidel's championship course and later shooting a 12 on that same hole. Recently he became a member of the Giant Eagle morning coffee group and enthusiastically participated in the solving of the world's problems. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Burick Hammers; sons, Robert M. Hammers (Debbie) and Richard Hammers (Julie), and daughter, Carolyn Hammers all of Erie; as well as grandchildren, Christin, Rachael, Megan, Ryley, Cali, Becker and Mason; and great-grandchildren, Michael, Claire and Jack. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Ann Wegener, in 2004 Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., East, 2607 Buffalo Road on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and are invited to attend a Prayer Service there on Saturday at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Resurrection at St. Mark the Evangelist R.C. Church at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Neighborhood Free Clinic, 1608 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502. To send condolences, visit www.dusckasfuneralhome.com
Erie Times-News on January 27, 2011 .
St. Mark the Evangelist R.C. Church ."