Dad’s Obit

It’s amazing that someone can
sum up a person’s life in a few sentences. Big Ed was more than just these
few words in the local paper. Oh so much more…
dad and me, Thanksgiving 1999


This time, I’m not tooting my own horn, but his…

EDWARD J. "BIG ED" HAMMERSMITH, 77, Orchid Lane, Altamonte Springs,
died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000.  Mr. Hammersmith was a bagger for Publix. Born
in East Eden, N.Y., he moved to Central Florida in 1973. He was a member of
Church of the Annunciation, Altamonte Springs. He was an Army veteran of World
War II. Survivors: daughter, Carollynn Hammersmith-Forman, Cosby, Tenn.; sister,
Catherine O’Hara, Anaheim, Calif. National Cremation Society-Beacon Chapter,
Winter Park.