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Celebration Hammann’s life

By Staff | Apr 20, 2015

On behalf of the business community and the Jefferson County Development Authority, we write not only to express our deep sorrow at the recent passing of Conrad (Connie) Hammann but to also recognize and celebrate his numerous contributions to our community. Connie always exhibited tremendous leadership and a commitment to service in all aspects of his life.

Whether serving as an officer in the United States Navy, establishing the Good Shepherd Caregivers, or donating blood to the Red Cross, Connie set the benchmark for us all to emulate and left behind a legacy as one of the true pillars of Jefferson County. He was an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church, the Chamber of Commerce, the United Way, the Board of Education, and the Shepherdstown Rotary.

For us affiliated with the Development Authority, Connie volunteered his business acumen learned from over 40 years working at Halltown Paper. He served as President of the company for 25 of those years, ensuring gainful employment that ultimately supported hundreds of families during that time. Even up until his final days, Connie had an incredible memory and served as our de facto historian. His institutional knowledge of the county was always very helpful when making decisions.

In addition to his public service, Connie loved sports, both as a fan and a competitor. He played tennis, golf, and basketball well into his 80’s, even winning a gold and silver medal at the National Senior Olympics. When not on the court, Connie could be found cheering on the Rams and the Mountaineers.

While Connie had great success in business and lived by the Rotary motto of service above self, his real passion was his family. Our prayers and hearts are with Mary Ann, his wife of 61 years, their three children, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

We will miss you Connie, but your spirit will always be with us. Thank you for showing us the way and making Jefferson County a better place.


The Jefferson County Development Authority Board of Directors