Patricia J. Hammer
May 30, 1935 – June 1, 2021
On June 1, 2021, Patricia Jett Hammer peacefully went to be with the Lord. Patricia was born in Baltimore on May 30, 1935 to Donald and Lillian Jett.
Patricia attended Western High School class of 1953. Soon after, she started working at BG&E where she met her future husband R. James Hammer while he was working there during his summer break from college. The couple were married on November 20, 1955. Their love spanned 64 years until Roland’s death on July 8, 2019.
Patricia lived in Annapolis, MD while R. James was in the Army stationed at the Naval Academy, and then they moved to Randallstown in 1957. In 1964, they moved to Ellicott City in Howard County Maryland and resided there before retiring to Naples Florida in 2000.
She was a wife and homemaker until 1973 when she went to work for Kelly Services as a Branch Manager until 1986 when she retired. During her career, she managed the Security-Woodlawn and Columbia locations.
She was a member of the Howard County Garden Club and President of the Garden Club in Naples. She enjoyed playing Pinochle, Bowling, and Golf.
Upon her husband’s retirement in 1994, they became snowbirds, spending the winters in Naples Florida and the balance of the time in Ellicott City. In 2000, they decided to move to Naples Florida and had a home built in Longshore Lakes.
In December of 2020, Patricia moved back to Maryland to be closer to her family. She was residing at Brightview Rolling Hills in Catonsville, MD.
Beloved wife of the late R. James Hammer. Loving mother of Mike Hammer of Elkridge, MD and his wife Nancy, Donna Fullmer of Ashburn, VA and her husband Mike, and Sheri Shaughness of Fort Mill, SC and her husband Mike. Cherished Gramm of Kyle Fullmer of Arlington, VA, Tyler Fullmer of Frederick, MD and his wife Amber, Ryan Hammer of White Marsh, MD and his wife Alyssa, Drew Hammer of Baltimore, MD, Stephen Shaughness of Greenville, SC, Courtney Shaughness of Rock Hill, SC, and Kellie Shaughness of Fort Mill, SC. Great-Gramm of Juliana Rae Hammer of White Marsh, MD. Cherished sister of Joan Burgess and her husband Steve of Naples, FL.
All services are private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Patricia’s name to Gilchrist Hospice of Columbia, MD.
- Gilchrist Hospice of Columbia
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Patricia J. Hammer
June 9, 2021
I loved being at your home in Font Hill in the 70's. I always felt welcomed by both your mom and dad. I guess it goes without saying that I was the favorite friend that any of the children had. LOL...
I know this is a hard time for all of you. It meant the world to me that I was included in the ceremony of your mom moving to heaven.
I think so highly of all of you and am grateful to have been a part of last weekend.
I remember spending the night in high school. When we were sitting down to dinner I said to your mom " Your home is so clean". She tried to respond with a thank you in a gentle voice but she was overpowered by Donna screaming " Thank you, Patti"!!.
I really enjoyed both your parents and my prayers are with you in your loss.
Love to you Mike, Donna, and Sheri.
June 6, 2021
Most sadden to read of your family’s loss. May your fond memories stay with you always and make you smile. May the hope found in Revelation 21:4 bring comfort your way.
Dean and Karen Grothe
June 4, 2021
Mike, Donna, Sheri and families - We are so saddened for you in the loss of your mom and grandmother - no matter the circumstances, we are never ready for the death of our parent or family member. We’re so glad she had all of you to comfort her in the last weeks and feel her love for you and your love for her - what a comfort that must have been for Pat. We loved getting to know Pat (and Jim) a little better at our family Thanksgivings over the years. Love you all 💕 Dean and Karen Grothe