YOUNGSTOWN – C. Clark Hammitt Jr., 97, died Nov. 22, 2012, at Park Vista Retirement Center.
Mr. Hammitt was born Feb. 5, 1915, in Youngstown, Ohio a son of Courtney Hammitt Sr. and Agnes (Brennan).
He was a graduate of The Rayen School in 1933. He then went on to graduate from The Ohio State University in 1939 with a Bachelor’s in Business.
Clark started working at the Strouss-Hirschberg Company, where he became General Merchandise Manager. He worked his way up in the company to become Vice-President, before retiring in 1982.
After retirement, Clark started his own consulting company called C.C. Hammitt Inc.
He was an elder at the First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown. Clark was Past President of the Youngstown Club and was also a member of the Cambium Club and the Youngstown Country Club.
Clark was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he served as a Lieutenant during World War II.
Ohio State was truly his passion. He was in the Original Script Ohio in 1936.
In honor of his memory, the band honored him in the half time show at yesterday’s Ohio State/Michigan game.
His wife, Hannah Marie, whom he married Sept. 7, 1947, died in December of 2001.
He is survived by one daughter, Mary Catherine (Walter) Halatek of Palatine, Illinois; one sister, Camilla Bloomquist of Keuka Park, N.Y.; one brother, John (Caroline) Hammitt of Lisbon, Ohio; and his dear friend, Jeanne Tyler of Girard.
Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Joann Hartwig.
Services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown on Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012 at 1 p.m. with Nick Mager officiating.
Interment will follow at the Tod Homestead Cemetery.
Friends will be received Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Davis-Becker Funeral Home in Boardman and Tuesday from noon to 12:45 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown.
Contributions may be made to the Goodwill Industries, 2747 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, OH 44505 and to the First Presbyterian Church, 201 Wick Ave., Youngstown, OH 44503.
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