Elizabeth  Hamm

Elizabeth Hamm

1929 - 2021

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HAMM -Jane . Age 91 years. Born August 9, 1929, died April 11, 2021. Elizabeth passed away peacefully in her home in Elma New York. She was the daughter of John F. Hamm and Barbara (Youngers) Hamm of Java Lake, NY. Predeceased siblings include Mary (late George) White, Alice (late Don) Kellick, Edward C. Hamm, Paul A. Hamm, and Richard J. "Bud"(Patricia) Hamm. Elizabeth enlisted in the US Army in 1950 and finished her military career in 1961 with the rank of First Lieutenant. Following her career in the army, she embarked on many interesting endeavors. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, a Masters Degree in College Counseling, and a Masters Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling. She began her teaching career in Elementary Education. She then joined the Peace Corps teaching English in Ethiopia, and went on to work in the education of the blind and the deaf, and in the counseling of Vietnam veterans in workforce reentry. Elizabeth finished out her career as a college Career Counselor at the State University of New York at Buffalo and later at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona. Elizabeth had a fondness and great love for animals, especially cats, and she supported the local SPCA. She was loved by all and was well respected for her intellect and wit. Elizabeth is survived by several nieces and nephews and many friends. She will be sadly missed by all lives she touched. Arrangements entrusted to John E. Roberts Funeral Home, Amherst, NY. A private memorial service will follow at the convenience of the family. Please share condolences www.jerfh.com

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