Dolores Hammer

Obituary of Dolores K. Hammer

Hammer, Dolores K. (nee Eberle) of Rittman, OH (formerly of Hamburg, NY) passed away on July 7, 2019.  Devoted wife of the late William J. Hammer; Beloved mother of Linda (Paul) Demler, Mary Ann (Joseph) Horrigan, Rebecca (Rande) Bielenberg (late Donald Wayne Moyer), Edward (Judy) Hammer, Laura (Bruce) Brainard; honorary daughter Roberta (Andalora) Pingrey,  and the late William J. Hammer; Loved sister of Herbert Eberle, Edward Eberle, Loretta (Raymond) Dittly, Leona (Louis) Stucker, and Genevieve (Wesley) Johnson; Cherished grandmother of Daniel Horrigan, Shaun Horrigan, Julie (Jeremy) Honness, Mariel (Mark) Pinciotti, Lacey Moyer, Lindsay (Jeff) Perry, Wm John (Carolyn) Hammer, Jacqulene (Brad) Vinciguerra, Adam Miller, Edward Hammer, Joseph Hammer, Maxwell Brainard, and Miranda Brainard; Dear great-grandmother of Henna, Wiley, Kian, Dawsyn, Avelyn, William, Jackson, Thomas, Rory, Amelia, and Baby Boy Pinciotti; Also survived by many cherished nieces, nephews, and friends. Friends will be received Thursday, July 18, 4-8PM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Road, Hamburg, NY, 14075, 716-627-2919. Where a prayer service will be held 9:00 Friday morning, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30AM at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Athol Springs, NY. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity or Roswell Park Alliance Foundation. Online Condolences at


Dolores was a hard-working woman with a vibrant personality. She was “Rosie the Riveter” at Twin Coach when she was younger, and later she became a homemaker to take care of her children, as well as her honorary children. There was also Delilah, Dolores’ favorite cat who stayed by her side right until the end. Dolores’ favorite color was green, which was perfect, because that was the color of her thumbs! She had a real passion for gardening, especially for growing roses.

Dolores met the love of her life, William, at a candy store on the East Side of Buffalo. Over the years, she even remained friends with the candy store owner’s daughter. Dolores was a tough lady for William to court. He owned 5 cars, so every day he’d show in a different one to pick her up, and she always had the same answer, “I don’t go home with boys.” William was taking pictures all of the time, which she would use for her scrapbooking.

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