Robert Lee “Hoby” Hammond

Robert Lee “Hoby” Hammond

Hoby passed away April 8, 2020. He was preceded in passing by his dad, Karl; brother Jeff. Leaving his mother, Darlene “Dode”; brother, Kevin (Jaleena), brother, John; nieces and nephews.

Hoby retired from BCBSNE after 32 years.  He had warm memories of friends there as well as all those growing up and in retirement.

Private family burial at Evergreen Cemetery.


  • Tami Hunefeld Posted April 12, 2020 1:41 pm

    So sorry for your loss,Hoby was a great guy,we went to Jr high and High school together.

  • rich savage Posted April 13, 2020 8:24 am

    So sorry for your loss. Worked with Hoby at BCBS, great guy. Thoughts and prayers with your family.

  • Cassandra Pietrok Posted April 13, 2020 10:32 am

    So sorry for your loss. Hoby was a really nice man. Always happy and ready with a smile. We enjoyed seeing him and he will be missed. Our prayers are with your family.

  • Christy Kofoed Posted April 13, 2020 10:36 am

    My heart is breaking, Hoby was such a great man and I loved working with him at BCBSNE, I worked with him for over 30 years–he was always smiling and loved by everyone! He will be greatly missed by his Blues family! Prayers and condolences to his mom, Dode, and his entire family!

  • Colleen Bozarth Posted April 13, 2020 10:39 am

    Dode, I am so so sorry to hear about Hoby. I only have great, funny, and annoying memories of our days at the Blues! He was always fun to see in the halls. My heart hurts for you and the family. Please know I’m praying God’s comfort for you all. Colleen

    • Joe & Cindy Grasso Posted April 13, 2020 11:33 am

      To the Hammond family. Joe & I worked with Hoby at BCBSNE many years ago. Hoby played softball on the BCBS Friday night league with us and if the games were played in South O, the party was usually at our house and our kids (Shawn and Tony) both remember Hoby as always played and talked to them. We would like you to know that our prayers are with you and your family.
      Our condolences. Joe, and Cindy Grasso and family.

  • Scott Swanson Posted April 13, 2020 2:53 pm

    My condolences to Hoby’s family..
    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of Hoby. Enjoyed working and chatting with him at BCBSNE. He will be missed.

  • JEFF DRELICHARZ Posted April 13, 2020 3:06 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Hoby and for your loss. I am in complete shock right now. I worked with Hoby at BCBSNE for 30 years and we had some really good times in our early days. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Stacy Hughes Posted April 14, 2020 11:18 am

    Sorry to hear about Hoby

  • Deb and Jim Fleming Posted April 14, 2020 3:27 pm

    To Dode, Kevin and the rest of the Hammond family – we are deeply saddened by the loss of Hoby. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. As part of the Van Horn family, we all grew up together and had such fun childhood times and memories. Hoby was a wonderful neighbor, friend, brother, and especially loving and caring son. He was just great man. Our hearts break for our dearest friend Dode. No one should have to go through this much pain and sadness. You are our family, you have been there for us, and we will always be there for you. Our sincerest condolences and sympathy.
    Love you, Deb, Jim and on behalf of the Van Horn family

  • Jeff and Shelly Miller Posted April 18, 2020 1:12 pm

    Hoby was a dear friend of my family for the last 20 years . He is going to be dearly missed. We loved his never making plans on a Sunday cause that was the day for his Mom .

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