George Gerard "Jerry" Hammer

September 19, 1951February 24, 2020

George Gerard “Jerry” Hammer, age 68, of Louisville, KY passed away peacefully on Monday, February 24, 2020 surrounded by his family after an eight-month battle with lung cancer. Jerry was born on September 19, 1951. He was preceded in death by his father George Hammer, mother Marie Taddonia Hammer, sister Diane Hammer Babcock, and brother-in-law Walt Snyder.

Jerry leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife and best friend of 23 years, Marsha Snyder Hammer; his daughter Mellisa Hammer (Dan) of Denver, CO, sons James Hammer and Jeffrey Hammer (Jenny) of Louisville, KY, stepsons Bryan Moberly (Marcie) of Ocean Springs, MS and Kyle Moberly of Louisville, KY; grandchildren Travis, Reagan, Nate, Nolan, TJ, Madi, Natalya and Kiki; brother Peter Hammer (Janet), sister Theresa O’Bryan (Charlie), brother-in-law John Babcock, sisters-in-law Karen O’Connell (Kevin), Pam Park (Michael) and Lillian Snyder; several nieces and nephews and a host of dear family and friends.

Jerry loved being involved in the lives of all his kids and grandkids. He was lovingly known as pepaw, pakaw, and grandpa. He maintained close ties with family and friends.

Jerry attended Trinity High School and the University of Louisville. Jerry retired in 2006 from General Electric after 38 years of dedicated service. Jerry was an avid runner and cyclist, participating in numerous events, many of which he shared with his beloved wife. He loved watching UK Wildcat ballgames. He was a member of Sojourn Church J-Town. His constant smile and outreached hands were known by all. Jerry will be dearly missed.

Jerry was truly the love of Marsha’s life and she was his. Everyone could see it, everyone could feel it, and there was no denying it. A love that will last through eternity. They were an inseparable couple who were told by many that they were a “breath of fresh air”. You would call them best friends, sole-mates and the half of each other that made them whole. An undying love that will never end. They brought out the silly, loving, caring and compassionate side of each other.

Jerry and Marsha built a very warm and Christian home together. Jerry went straight to Heaven and will no longer feel pain. God cradle his loving soul and welcome him into your loving arms. In Jerry’s memory, please be kind to everyone, you don’t know what they may be going through.

Jerry donated his body to Indiana University for medical research. A service in his memory will be on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Sojourn Church J-Town, 11412 Taylorsville Road, Louisville, KY 40299 at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his name to the American Lung Association.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 29, 2020


George Gerard "Jerry" Hammer

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Jenna Vetter

February 29, 2020

Jerry was such a nice man. He was always so nice and good to me and my family. He was always willing to lend a tool or ladder to whoever needed it and was such a joy. I am definitely going to miss him (especially seeing him working on the yard).

Jenny Hammer

February 29, 2020

To all who read this,
My father-in-law was our rock. He was so joyful and always there for us when we needed him. We have so many great memories of him. He was an amazing grandfather as well. Our family is truly heartbroken that he is not here on earth with us anymore. The only peace, is knowing that we will reunite with him in heaven one day. Until we meet again, we will share our great memories of him and keep him near to our heart. We will see him on the other side.

Jenny Pellas-Deering

February 27, 2020

James, Jeff, Missy, Travis, Marsha and family,
Our hearts and prayers go out to you. Jerry was such a warm, kind, loving and friendly soul. He could fix anything. He passed so much of that knowledge on to his son James who has helped and saved us with home repairs and projects so many times. If James wasn't sure, he would call Jerry. I.T. problems, call Jerry. Thank you Jerry for passing on your vinyl collection to us. They will be forever cherished and taken care of. May God embrace you and welcome you to his glorious kingdom. I know you are watching over all of your loved ones where you will guide them and love them from above.
For the family, may God comfort you and lift you when you are falling and may He grant you peace during this painfully numb time.
All our love, today and always,
Jenny and Dan 💙

Donna Mitchell

February 27, 2020

Your are a special person . Always smiling and friendly. You made your wife happy. May you enjoy heaven, until we all meet again.

Ruth Scruggs

February 26, 2020

You were a great brother-in-law and a great person. I remember standing in line with you many years ago to change over the title of my first car...little red Vega. Rest in peace Jerry. You are greatly missed. 💝