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July 25, 2012
The Times Observer

Jack G. Hammerbeck, 84, of Warren Pa., died Monday evening, July 23, 2012, in UPMC Hamot, Erie, Pa. following a brief illness. Born June 2, 1928 in Warren to the late Oscar and Jennie Genberg Ham-merbeck, he was a lifelong resident of Warren. Follow-ing his 1946 graduation from Warren High School, he served in the U.S. Air Force as Airman First Class. Jack had been employed as a linesman with Penelec, re-tiring after 37 years as a meter reader. He was a member of the Warren Congregation of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness. Jack was a member of the Warren Eagles Lodge #313 and enjoyed playing bingo. An outdoor enthusiast, he was a co-founder of the Farnsworth Trout Club and enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. Jack loved to travel and had an incred-ible sense of humor. He was a brilliant story teller and a flirt til the end. He is remembered as a man who always helped others. He is survived by his wife San-dy Frederick, whom he mar-ried July 17, 2005; Four children Jackie Johnson of Warren, Christy Lee Vet-tenberg and her husband, Lee of Jeanette, Pa., Lori A. Corey and her husband, Bill of Warren, and Gerald "Garry" Hammerbeck and his wife, Linda of Warren; Two step-children Vicky Ferrie and her husband, Tim of Scandia, Pa. and Lee Frederick of Buffalo, NY; a brother Bob Hammerbeck and his wife Marge of North Warren, Pa.; Sisters in law Luella Chase of Warren and Florence Ro-bins of Spokane, WA; Brother in law Rick Cud-dy and his wife, Shirley of Spokane; 10 grandchil-dren; 12 great-grandchildren; several step grandchildren, step great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.



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