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Howard L. Hamm

Howard L. Hamm, 86, from Whitehall, died peacefully Feb. 15, 2021, in the home of his daughter.

He and his late wife, Arlene B. Hamm, who died in September 2020, were married 30 years.

Born in Lynnport, he was the son of the late Milton W. and Pearl F. (Hemerly) Hamm.

He and his twin sister were raised by the late Charles and Nellie Frey.

A 1952 graduate of Slatington High School, he then served in the U.S. Army.

He retired in 1994 after working 42 years at the former Western Electric, Allentown.

An active lifetime member of Jacob’s Church, New Tripoli, he served as former treasurer and councilman, sang with the choir, and helped at many other church events.

He was an avid bowler with the Bocce Club and Hampton Lanes, he will be lovingly remembered for the pride he took in his appearance making sure to be dressed to perfection and to never have a hair out of place.

His survivors include his twin sister, Pearl F. Follweiler, of Kempton; daughter, Melissa (Karl) Rentzheimer of Laurys Station; son Mark (Kris) Hamm of Slatington; stepdaughter Deanna Walker and her partner, Millie Jones, of San Diego, Calif.; stepsons Bill (Pam) Barnes of Milpita, Calif. and Dave (Holly) Barnes of Bartos; grandchildren Kaiti, Brett, Dustin and Morgan; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by brothers Nevin, Morris and Paul Hamm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made to the church memorial fund and/or to Lehigh Valley Hospice c/o the funeral home.

Visit nesterfuneralhome.com to leave condolences.

Arrangements were made by Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, New Tripoli.