Paul Dean Hammelman

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Paul Dean Hammelman

February 14, 1962 - January 08, 2019

Paul Dean Hammelman Paul Hammelman, age 56, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Paul was, above all, a loving father and husband who adored his family. His wife, Lisa, was the love of his life and his daughters, Jennifer and Rachel, were his greatest joys.
All who knew Paul will remember his remarkable spirit, his generosity, and his extraordinary sense of humor. He lit up many a room with smiles and laughter, delighting in lighthearted fun while always maintaining the respect of everyone around him. He brought this gift wherever he went, from his hometown in Indiana to his early adulthood in Rochester, New York, then to the home he and his wife made in Pennsylvania, and finally, to the beaches of the New Jersey shore where he enjoyed life as a retiree.
Paul loved music, whether he was listening to a favorite album, singing in church, or enjoying a live performance in the local pub. It was a fitting passion for a man who leaves such a strong legacy, with generations of loved ones who will reflect and pass on his wisdom for years to come. After all, part of music's magic is that it long outlives the musician - just as Paul's energy, love and influence are sure to outlive him.
We cherish the memories that Paul has left us. They serve as reminders that it is not the length of our lives that matters most, but rather the ways in which we are able to touch the lives of others. The world is a better place because Paul Hammelman was in it and we, his family and friends, are better souls for having known him.
Paul is survived by his wife of 29 years, Lisa, and their children, Jennifer and Rachel; by his father Edgar; and by his sister and brothers, Cathy, Gary and Jason (Christie). Paul will also be forever remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and dear friends.
As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Online, donations can be made at or checks mailed to Multiple Myeloma Research Fund, P.O. Box 414238, Boston, MA 02241.
Published on January 9, 2019
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Stacey Burd
Jan 15, 2019
Dear Lisa,

I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family!

Bridget Walsh
Jan 15, 2019
I am deeply sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
With sympathy,
Bridget Walsh
Janet & Bob Smith
Jan 14, 2019
We wish we could be with you at this time. We are thinking of Paul, you, and your girls daily. We will always cherish Paul's warmth, wisdom and friendship, and the times we shared at YUMC. With our love and prayers.
Mary Rodriguez
Jan 14, 2019
My sincerest sympathies to Paul’s family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Paul was a great colleague to work with but, more importantly the most kind, gentle and decent person. I have very fond memories of the time spent with him during my Tyco years. We have lost a kind soul in the world. Rest in Peace Paul, you are sadly missed.
Arvind Thakrar
Jan 13, 2019
I am saddened to hear of Paul’s passing. My deepest condolences.
I met Paul in 2005 when he joined Tyco International’s finance department in Princeton. Paul’s office was two doors away from mine and over time we became good friends. Paul was a kind, considerate and wonderful person.
Few times a month we would go to our favorite restaurant Big Fish at Market Place in Princeton and there sitting at the bar, over a glass of beer and fish tacos we would talk about work, life and family. I would treasure those moments for ever.
Paul, buddy I will miss you for ever.
Rest In Peace.
Loraine Reddington
Jan 13, 2019
My deepest sympathy Lisa, Jennifer and Rachel on your profound loss. As co-workers for 8 years at Tyco, he brought his talent, humor and calm spirit to work every day. I have so many fond memories of working with him and feel so fortunate to have known him. I remember him playing Michael Buble's "I wanna go home" as we headed to the airport in India anxious to get back to all of you. Rest in peace, Paul.
Chris Burge
Jan 12, 2019
Dear Jen
I’m so sorry. Your dad sounds like a really great guy, and helped raise a wonderful daughter.. All my best to you and your family in this difficult time.
Joelyn Jones Powden
Jan 12, 2019
I'm very sorry to hear of Paul's passing. I remember Paul as a fun loving, good hearted kid that all of our class mates loved. He was always full of energy and zeal and you knew when Paul showed up the laughs would begin. I was blessed to have known him as a fellow classmate and human being. Prayers for all of his family and friends. Thanks Paul for the memories.....
Shelly McEvilly
Jan 11, 2019
My condolences to the entire Hammelman family. I remember when they moved to Washington and they quickly became "Sugarland Road" kids. Paul was always fun to be around and he had a way of making you smile, even if the joke was pretty corny. He can share all those jokes with his mom now. RIP Paul
Jacqueline Carota, MIT, CSB
Jan 11, 2019
You and your family are in my thoughts during this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss and here if you need anything. May the memories of someone so special give you peace and comfort during this time.

In sympathy,
Dale Shake
Jan 11, 2019
First class gentleman my very best friend in 7th and 8th grade. We tested the waters of life at that young age. You are going to be sadly missed. RIP my friend and classmate.
Bret Myers
Jan 10, 2019
Paul, you were one of the good ones. I enjoyed talking with you. We had some good conversations about life, and you always had meaningful things to say. You will be missed. Blessings always, and peace to your family and friends.
Mark Myers
Jan 10, 2019
Beautiful obituary and tribute to Paul!

I remember Paul staying overnight in 6th grade and we danced for my mom. When I stayed with him it was Sammy Terry and root beer! We had great times at IU also. The class of 1980 lost a good friend, however we were so blessed being able to have known Paul. Prayers for peace and comfort for his family. RIP Paul.
Gary and Tammy
Jan 10, 2019
Lisa, Jenny and Rachel. No words can express how sorry we are for your lost. Our memories of Paul will be how he teased us of our Canadian slang words, how the "Bar-comb" girls talked alot, camping at Coles Creek and the times we spent at your house in Rochester during N.A.C. soccer finals. He was a great person and will be truly missed. May you have comfort knowing his pain and suffering is no longer with him. May he R.I.P.
Kelly Potter
Jan 10, 2019
Paul was a wonderful classmate at WHS, Always a kind hearted man and was always making people laugh! Sorry for your family's loss! Fly high Angel.
David Gifford and the Gifford Lab @ MIT
Jan 10, 2019
Dear Jen, your father must have been a wonderful inspiration and life coach to have raised such an extraordinarily talented daughter. We send you and your family our deep sympathy for your sad loss.
Stew Waller
Jan 09, 2019
One of the most genuinely nice guys I’ve known. During the times in high school & college I hung out with him, I don’t remember him speaking an ill word towards anyone. It was easy having a great time around Paul, as light hearted as he was. We need more Paulys.
Beverly Barcomb
Jan 09, 2019
Paul was special in so many ways. He was a dear son in-law who will be greatly missed by our family .Thank you for leaving us with so many fond memories. Rest In Peace , Paul