Alvin Hammond, Jr.

July 15, 1946 ~ May 18, 2018 (age 71)


Alvin Hammond, Jr., 71, passed away May 18, 2018. He was predeceased by his wife Joan and his parents Alvin and Elaine Hammond. He is survived by his children Alvin Hammond, III, Amy Hammond, Robin Hammond and Robert (Eileen) Hammond, 3 grandchildren Kimberly, Mari-Ann and John, his brothers Charles (Linda) Hammond and Roger Hammond. Alvin retired from the Binghamton Press. He enjoyed golf, playing poker and trips to Turning Stone Casino.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm Tuesday at the Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home, 483 Chenango St. Binghamton. Donations may be made to Lourdes Hospice in his memory. Sign his guestbook at

The Broken Chain

A poem by Ron Tranmer

We little knew the day that
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn’t go alone.
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.

You left us peaceful memories.
Your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you
You are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken
and nothing seems the same,
but as God calls us one by one
the chain will link again.

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