George F. Hammen, a life long resident of Philadelphia, died Wednesday, February 7, 2018. He was 71.
Born and raised in South Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Mary (Noga) and George Hammen and step-son of the late Carl Christensen. George grew up at 2nd & Christian Streets and his family moved to the Logan section of Philadelphia in 1963 while George was still in high school; he commuted to South Philly so he could graduate with his friends at Bishop John Neumann High School. After graduation, George attended Philadelphia Community College before being drafted into the United States Army in January of 1966. He served in the Quarter Master Corps with the 223rd Services and Support Command in Viet Nam. He was discharged in October of 1967 as Specialist E4.
After his return from Viet Nam, George was employed by the City of Philadelphia as a truck driver for many years before retiring.
George is survived by his wife of many years, Luba Sahasaylo, his aunt Mary Lou Noga, many cousins and his step-brother, Carl Christensen Jr.
George's burial was at Washington Crossing National Cemetery with full Military Honors with committal prayers by Navy Commander Peter Gregory.