Sandra Mae Hammer

Born April 11, 1947

Sandra Mae Sandy Hammer, age 67, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 9, 2014 surrounded by her family.

Born in Berwick, PA on April 11, 1947, Sandy was a daugther of the late Ellsworth C. Houser and Nettie Mae (Wilson) Houser. She was a talented homemaker who devoted her life to caring for her family.

Sandy was a long time member of the Joseph B. Stahl Memorial Post 30 Ladies Auxiliary, where she tended bar for many years. She enjoyed dancing, especially with her husband. Sandy adored spending time with her beloved family, especially her grandchildren who were the apples of her eye.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Ellsworth Bud Houser II and a sister, Patricia DelVecchio. Sandy is survived by her husband of 29 years, Ronald Hammer; son, Robert Esposito and wife, Noreen of Bear; 2 grandsons, Derek and Vincent Esposito; step daughter, Laura Hammer of Sarasota, FL; sisters, Connie L. Westcott and husband, Doug of Wilmington, Nancy Clymer and husband, Frank of Newark, Cindy Blood of Bensalem, PA, Floria LeHenaff of Philadelphia, PA and Faye Dailey and husband, Mike of Philadelphia, PA; and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm on Sunday evening, November 16, 2014 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A second visitation will be held from 9:30 am until 10:30 am on Monday morning, November 17, 2014 at the funeral home where a funeral service will follow 10:30 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, Second Floor, Newark, DE 19711 or to the Joseph B Stahl Memorial Post 30, 3 East Jackson Ave., New Castle, Delaware 19720.


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  • Bob. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  • Aunt Sandy I will truly miss u so much.
    You were the most caring person I know.
    I love u so much. May you Rest In Peace
    and not be in anymore pain. ❤️

  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Mike and Sue Smith (old neighbors of Bob and Noreen).

  • RIP Sandy, we will miss you so much. We all loved you more than you’ll ever know. You were the best! I only hope that you are up in heaven without pain & dancing with your sister.
    Love You

  • I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I did not know your loved one personally, but I do know the pain of losing a loved one in death. It is my hope that you may find comfort from family and friends, and from “the God of all comfort” who can provide us with peace during such difficult times. – 2 Corinthians 1:3

  • To my beloved sister Sandy, I will miss you dearly, I will also miss talking to you on the phone every week. I know you are in a better place and not suffering any more. Just wanted to thank you for being there for me and my family in the past and being a terrific sister. To my nephew Bob and his family, I am truly sorry for your loss and if there is anything me or my family can do for you or your family just call. We love you and would do anything for you. Love, Faye and Mike RIP you suffered a long time and never gave up.


  • Remembering all the Friday & Saturday night we did back in the day, the fun we had at the Stahl Post with Dad,Mom,Nancy &Frank and all the friends we made along the way.It was a great time. You are a great sister and great Mom you battled long and hard I am very proud to call u my Sister. Going to miss the phone calls so when I call heaven make sure you answer. R.I.P Will always Love and Miss you.

  • “‘Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.’
    — Matthew 11:28 (RSV)
    Ron, Bill and I are so sorry for you loss. Sandy was a remarkable woman, she will be greatly missed.

  • My deepest sympathy to the family. We had some great shuffleboard games which I recall with great pleasure. She was a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed.

  • We are sincerely sorry for your loss, and we offer our deepest sympathy to you and your family,
    Your friends,
    Sherry & Bob Wimmer

  • God called a very special lady home. Sandy is now an exceptional angel and will look over her loved ones from her seat next to Him. She will be sorely missed at every event, but memories are plentiful and always bring smiles. We all mourn for the loss of an amazing wife, sister, and friend, but we know she is in a much better place free of pain.

  • We will never forget Sandy, a great lady & wonderful friend. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy at this sad time. She is with the angels and is now at peace. Love and many memories we will treasure……Mel & Mike

  • Thank you to all the family and friends for your thoughtful kindness and love you have shown to me during this very difficult time. Sandy was my wife and my best friend and I will miss her so much. Having you all in my life has meant everything. Thanks..Ron