In Memory

Jon Hammack

Jonathan Hammack

Jonathan Hammack Obituary

Hammack, Jonathan 70 Nov. 12, 1943 July 24, 2014 Jonathan R. Hammack, a lifelong resident of Portland, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by family. Jon bought and ran a successful food brokerage business, Hammack & Associates, from 1972 to 1996. He was well known in the food business and helped to establish and pioneer several new food products. Jon was an avid Oregon State University Beaver fan and contributed significantly throughout the years with time and donations, including being on the board of the Beaver Athletic Scholarship Fund. Like any true Beaver, he enjoyed many seasons of OSU basketball and football games. Jon also served on the board of directors at Portland Golf Club, past president of Portland Executives Association and member of the Multnomah Athletic Club, Arlington Club and University Club. Jon and his surviving wife, Linda, spent the last six years enjoying their winters at their home in Green Valley, Ariz. "Off to a new adventure," was their motto while exploring the area. There, he also enjoyed golfing, meeting new friends from around the U.S. and other activities. Jon's passion was spending time with his wife in the garden and enjoying his children and grandchildren. Jon and Linda traveled to Europe and other destinations around the world, with Cabo San Lucas always remaining their favorite. During these past months, Jon battled with pancreatic cancer and his family will miss him and his passion for life dearly. A private service will be held with family. In lieu of flowers, Jon would like donations made out to: Pancreatic Disease Research Fund -- 24696 mail to: Brett Sheppard, M.D., OHSU General Surgery, L223A, 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239. 

Published in The Oregonian from July 28 to Aug. 3, 2014