John Hamluk

Obituary of John Gregory Hamluk

John Gregory Hamluk of Lockport, NY passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2020, with his loving family at his side. Born on November 17, 1933, in Port Jervis, NY, he was the son of the late Gregory Hamluk and Mary (Foriss) and Emerson Gilson. He graduated from Ellicottville High School and served in the US Army from 1959 – 1961. John did his basic training at Fort Dix and then was stationed at Fort Clayton in Panama where he served as a food inspector. From 1957 – 1964, John worked for the USDA Soil Conservation Service, then as a service technician at Harrison Radiator Division of General Motors from 1964 – 2000, when he retired. He also helped his father-in-law operate his dairy farm. John was a member of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church and a former member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid gardener, experimenting with many types of berries and vegetables – and was especially known for his strawberries and pumpkins. He taught his young grandchildren to dig in the dirt, plant seeds, and watch them grow. He enjoyed all sports, and he was an avid Penn State football, Syracuse basketball, Sabres, Bills, and NY Yankees fan. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family. Survived by his beloved wife, Elsbeth A. Hamluk (nee Bredefeld): loving children, Valerie, Gregory, Kevin, and Brian Hamluk: grandchildren, Aleksander, Natalya, and Nathaniel Hamluk: siblings, Steven (late Beverly) Gilson, Mary Ann (Donald) Clune and James (Kristyl) Gilson; brother-in-law, Ernest (Virginia) Bredefeld; aunt, Katie Sheldon, and several nieces and nephews. No prior visitation. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 19th at 11:00 AM at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 6965 Chestnut Ridge Road, Lockport. Interment in Wrights Corners Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Mount Olive Lutheran Church. Please be mindful that Face Coverings and Social Distancing are required. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Lockport Rehab and Health Care Center for their loving care and compassion for John and his family. Condolences may be offered to the family at langefuneralhomeinc.com.
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Saturday
19
December

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
6965 Chestnut Ridge Road
Lockport, New York, United States
Funeral Service
Saturday
19
December

Interment

12:15 pm - 12:30 pm
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Wrights Corners Cemetery
Ridge Road
Lockport, New York, United States
Interment
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