Herbert D. Hammond headed paint company

January 26, 1993|By Staff Report

Herbert D. Hammond, a retired paint company president who became a partner in his son's animal hospital, died Sunday at the Johns Hopkins Hospital of complications of heart disease.

The 79-year-old Pikesville resident retired in 1975 as president of the Farboil Co., a paint, plastics and chemicals concern with which he had been associated for many years.

The Beatrice Foods Co. bought Farboil in 1968.

Mr. Hammond had served on the board of the National City Bank.

In 1981, he joined a son, Dr. Kim Hammond, a veterinarian, in the Falls Road Animal Hospital.

Mr. Hammond, a native of Baltimore, was a graduate of City College and the University of Maryland Law School.

He practiced privately for a time before joining Farboil, and he subsequently served in the Army during World War II, reaching the rank of lieutenant colonel.

In his youth, he boxed professionally and played the saxophone in bands, including one that toured the area with the singer, Rudy Vallee.

Mr. Hammond was active in the United Negro College Fund, and in the 1960s he served several terms as president of the Baltimore Council of the Campfire Girls, also donating a 102-acre campsite in Harford County to the organization.

Mr. Hammond also served on the board of Pets on Wheels.

Services for Mr. Hammond will be private. He is survived by his wife, the former Nancy Swartz; two sons, Dr. Kim Hammond of Baltimore, and Milt Hammond of Norwich, Vt.; two brothers, Dr. Morton Hammond and Dr. Daniel Hammond, both of Miami; a sister, Edith Rosenberg of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and seven grandchildren.

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