LeROY J. HAMMOND, 61, of New Haven, died on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Mary Hammond. He attended Lifeway Wesleyan Church and was a member of Navy Club Ship 245. He had been employed with REA Magnet Wire for 40 years. He is survived by his children, Christina (Steve) Pietryga of Mesa, Ariz., Mike (Jennifer) Hammond of Huntertown and Jeff (Amy) Hammond of Avondale, Ariz.; siblings, Mary Chevillot of Florida, Larry (Sue) Hammond of Ossian, Pat (Dick) Webster of Florida, Theresa Hanson of Illinois, Dick (Bobbie) Hammond of New Haven, Beverly (Orlando) Gonzalez of Colorado, Barbara Hibbs of Fort Wayne, and Sally (George) Kunke of Washington; 14 grandchildren; and his close aunt, Donna Sadler of New Haven. He was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel Hammond; and granddaughter, Rebekah Hammond. Funeral service is 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Lifeway Wesleyan Church, 7722 Moeller Road, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Pastor Rick Fletcher officiating. Calling also from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, New Haven. Preferred memorials are to the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association . To share online condolences, please visit www.harperfuneralhome.com

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