Pearl G. Hammond 93 of East Stroudsburg, Pa. passed away on Sunday Oct. 6, 2019 in the Slatebelt Nursing Home in Bangor, Pa. She was the widower of Marvin T. Hammond. Born in Ravenna, NE. she was the daughter of George and Lillian (Margritz) DeLong.
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In her early years she lived in the Nebraska area, leaving school in grade 9 and moving to California with her family to work as itinerant crop pickers. As a young teen, Pearl worked in the family restaurant where she met her future husband, a young Marine from her childhood home in Nebraska. Traveling through many states, her husband Marvin sold accordions door to door while Pearl taught beginner accordion lessons. In 1970 the couple returned to their beloved Nebraska where Pearl became a teacher of life skills to the mentally challenged. In 1990 she moved to East Stroudsburg to be near three of her children.
Pearl was very active in the VFW auxiliary East Stroudsburg post, and was a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church of Stroudsburg serving on the soup kitchen, as a Eucharistic minister and numerous activities at St. Luke’s Church. Pearl truly loved her family and enjoyed each and every family event or gathering, but through and through she forever loved her God and Country.
Pearl is survived by her 3 children: Patricia Ransel and her husband Chris and Cecilia Halecki and her husband Walter and Roger E. Hammond and his wife Debra all of E. Stroudsburg, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and great- great- grandchildren. Pearl was preceded in death by a son George T. Hammond, daughters Alnetta and Lillian Hammond and her siblings, Harvey and Edith DeLong.
There will be a viewing from 6-8:00pm on Sunday Oct. 13, 2019 at the Joseph J. Pula Funeral Home Inc. 23 N. 9th.St.Stroudsburg, Pa. and from 11:00am until the time of the Mass on Monday Oct. 14, 2019 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church 818 Main St. Stroudsburg, Pa. 18301. A Mass of Christian will be celebrated at 12:00noon on Monday Oct. 14, 2019 with Fr. Carmen Perry as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Prospect Cemetery E. Stroudsburg, Pa.
Memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Delaware Valley, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106 or VFW Auxiliary Post 2540, 546 Fawn Road, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301.