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CWO3 Robert J. Hammond, 70, of Emmaus, passed away suddenly, on Monday, April 22, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Shirley E. (Remaley) Hammond. They celebrated 34 years of marriage in October 2012. Born in Fountain Hill, he was the son of the late Milton T. and Kathryn D. (Gaal) Hammond. Bob graduated from Liberty High School in 1960 and Moravian College in 1969. He served his country in the U.S. Navy for 30 years both Active and Reserve Duty, retiring as CWO3. Bob worked for Bethlehem Steel, Acme Markets and most recently for 22 years in the bulk mailing department at the U.S. Postal Service in Hanover Twp. He attended Lehigh Valley Baptist Church in Emmaus. He was a member of Navy Enlisted Reserve Association (NERA) of Lehigh Valley and many Historical Societies in Eastern Pa. Bob had an interest in History and Genealogy and was involved in Scouting. Survivors: In addition to his loving wife Shirley; are sons, Jack Hammond and his wife, Kim of Breinigsville, Thomas Hammond and his wife, Sarah of Catasaqua, Philip Hammond and his wife, Ann of Bethlehem Twp.; daughters, Sherri Hammond and her companion, Brian Wachter of Emmaus, Mary Clouse and her husband, Ken of Havertown, Jean Deubler and her husband, Jamey of Winter Haven, FL, Anne Williams and her husband, Nathaniel of Emmaus; brothers, Rev. Donald Hammond and his wife, Nancy of Kimberly, ID, Rev. Gary Hammond of Bethlehem; sister, Jean Rothert (widow of Robert) of Charlotte, NC; 11 grandsons, Tyler, Jamey Jr., Trevor, Bailey, Andrew, Ethan, Alexander, William, Michael, Paul and Joshua; 3 granddaughters, Tiana, Briana and Adrianne and another baby due in September. Services: Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, April 27, in the Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden Street, Bethlehem, where friends may call Friday, April 26, from 7-9 p.m. A memory tribute may be placed at www.longfuneralhome.com. Contributions: To NERA of Lehigh Valley, P.O. Box 4265, Bethlehem, PA 18018. 610-866-8059