Obituary for Paul Alexander Hamm Paul Alexander Hamm was born on October 17,1953, in Hudson, New York to the late Ralph and Florence Sawicky Hamm. Paul attended St. Mary’s Elementary School and graduated from Hudson High School. He continued his education receiving his A.S. in Dairy and Food Science from SUNY Canton ATC and his B.S. in Business Administration from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY. Paul’s life career was with Kraft General Foods. He served in a variety of managerial positions at the Kraft facility in Walton, NY, until his transfer to the Kraft facility in Atlanta, GA. He later transitioned to a position at a Kraft distribution center in Norcross GA, and he ended his career while working at the Kraft facility in John’s Creek, GA. In his retirement, Paul enjoyed working as an extra in many feature films and television shows, and even, on occasion, playing a number of speaking parts, as well. Although far too many to list, among them are The Walking Dead, The Vampire Diaries, Confirmation, The Hunger Games, and Alvin and the Chipmunks. If you see someone in a film or tv show who resembles Paul, it may be him. All his life, Paul was an early riser. He was a steadfast Catholic and a hard determined worker, always the first to the office, always industrious around his house. Paul cherished his time with family, at home and at the beach, and particularly Tybee Island. He was an avid sports fan, rooting with his son Levi, primarily for the Yankees, the Giants, and the Rangers, with the important exception of the University of Georgia Bulldogs. As a young man in Walton, and in his retirement in Dahlonega, he enjoyed playing softball. During his time in Walton, NY, Paul was an active member of the Jaycees and organized a number of canoe regattas and softball tournaments. Paul also enjoyed playing golf. While living in Walton, NY, he was a member of the Ouleout Golf Course, and upon moving to Georgia, he lived in a golf community in order to play regularly. Paul worked out almost everyday.. He enjoyed running, which later transitioned to walking. He ran the Peachtree Road Race a number of times, as well as smaller, local races with his daughter. Annie. Paul was a voracious reader, preferring mysteries, and historical/political/scientific non-fiction, and enjoyed discussing them with his son Jordan. He enjoyed his time volunteering at the food bank at The Community Helping Place and did so as long as his health allowed.
Paul is survived by life love and devoted wife, Deborah Ten Eyck Hamm, whom he met while attending SUNY Canton ATC and married in 1974. He is also survived by their three children, Annalee Lynn Hamm Everett (spouse Justin), Levi Ten Eyck Hamm (spouse Katharine), and Jordan Paul Hamm (spouse Erin), three grandchildren, Elle Alden Everett, Weston David Everett, and Dylan May Hamm. Additionally, Paul is survived by two sisters, three brothers-in-law, two sisters-in-law, and a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and his parents-in-law, Alden and Ida May Ten Eyck.
Paul lived with his wife and children in a number of towns, villages, and cities, in New York State (Hornell, Plattsburg, Hudson, Walton) and in Georgia (Fayetteville, Tyrone, Dahlonega.) Upon his death, he and his wife resided in Cumming, GA.
No funeral or memorial service are planned at this time. Contributions may be made in Paul’s name to Seasons Hospice in Cumming, GA, PanCan (a pancreatic cancer organization), or to The Community Helping Place in Dahlonega, GA.
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