John W. Hammond

John W. Hammond, 81, of Princeton died Sunday, January 21, 2018 at University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. 

Born in New York City, he moved to Princeton in 1951, he graduated from Princeton High School and Trenton State College. He was a graduate of the 69th Municipal Police Academy at Sea Girt and a veteran of the Air Force. He retired in 1990 as a Patrol Sergeant with the Princeton Township Police Department after 23 years of service. He then pursued a career with Princeton Regional Schools as a school bus driver from 1990 to the present. He also worked in security for Charter Clubs in Princeton.  He was a life member of P.B.A. Local #130, a member of Princeton BPOE #2129, American Legion Post #1000 of Trenton, N.J. State Retired Police and Fireman’s Association #12, a former member of Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad, and Squatters Club of Princeton.

Predeceased by his parents William E. and Mary (Meagher) Hammond, sister Virginia Ezzo, and son-in-law Franklin C. Raymond, Jr., he is survived by his wife Marie I. “Helen” (Richard) Hammond, a son and daughter-in-law John “Mick” Hammond and Maria Sigenfoos, a daughter and son-in-law Kathleen M. and Raymond VanArsdale, three brothers Robert, Thomas and Joseph, a brother-in-law Harry Ezzo, three grandchildren Michael Hammond, Thomas Hammond and Amanda Raymond, and a great grandson Cillian Michael Hammond.

The Funeral will be held 9:30 AM Friday, January 26, 2018 from The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Ave., Princeton. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM Friday at St. Paul’s Church, 216 Nassau St., Princeton.

Entombment will follow at St. Mary’s Mausoleum in Hamilton.

Calling hours will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 PM Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.