CAROL C. HAMMER (nee Code) age 88, beloved wife for 62 years of the late John; loving mother of John J. Jr. (wife Cheryl), Timothy (wife Karen), Deborah Gladish (husband Michael) and M. Cathleen Harris (husband Danny); devoted grandmother of Elizabeth, Kevin (wife Allison), Gregory, Cassandra Orsini (husband David), Stephen Gladish (wife Bethany), Caroline Harris, Kristen Gladish, and Allison Harris and great-grandmother of Henry Hammer; cherished daughter of the late Adelbert and Marion (nee Millard) Code; dearest sister of the late Thomas Code (wife Barbara) and sister-in-law of the late Mary Jane and Barbara; dear aunt and great-aunt of many.
Carol was born November 19, 1932 and passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family on February 3, 2021. She grew up in Shaker Heights and resided in Lyndhurst since 1967.
She attended and graduated from Beaumont High School in 1950 and went on to earn her under-graduate degree from Ursuline in 1954. She earned her Master’s degree from Case Western Reserve University and worked both as a registered dietician and a homemaker. Carol’s faith was very important to her. She was a member of GESU, St. Gregory the Great, St. Clare and St. Paschal Baylon’s parishes. She served at the parishes as a lecturer, eucharistic minister and was an RCIA sponsor.
Carol was an avid reader. She also enjoyed golf, bowling, roller skating and ice skating. She liked playing cards, particularly Bridge. For over sixty years, Carol enjoyed travelling with John, especially taking cruises. Some of her favorite trips were to Europe and Hawaii. She loved to visit wineries. Carol was also a sports fan. She enjoyed watching hockey, golf and rooting for the Cleveland Indians and the Cleveland Browns.
Carol truly enjoyed driving her red convertible Firebird. She loved to entertain. She was a wonderful storyteller and always hospitable. She was outgoing, intelligent and loved to be involved.
Her family brought her the greatest joy. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be missed by all.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Carol to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, 15500 South Waterloo Road, Cleveland , OH 44110. Cremation by DeJohn Crematory. Relatives and friends are invited to meet for the Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 10 AM at St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church, 5384 Wilson Mills Rd, Highland Heights, OH 44143. (Mass will be livestreamed.) Burial following at All Souls Cemetery. Arrangements by THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS.
Charity Name: GREATER CLEVELAND FOOD BANK INC
Charity EIN: 341292848