Robert E. Hamilton
Robert Esson Ham, 86, of Seven Lakes, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, in Pinehurst.
A funeral Mass will be held Saturday, Nov. 24, at 11 a.m., at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, in Pinehurst, with the Rev. Edward Burch officiating. Military honors will follow the Mass at the church. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at Boles Funeral Home, in Seven Lakes.
He was born June 17, 1926, in Orange, N.J., to the late James Goodwin Ham and Frances Esson Ham. Mr. Ham was a veteran of his country and served in the United States Navy, and was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Pinehurst.
He was an avid tennis player and fisherman and was a faithful fan to the New York Giants and Villanova. Mr. Ham owned Ham & Ham Insurance Agency in New Jersey and was also the owner of Robert E. Ham Real Estate in North Carolina and New Jersey.
He is survived by his wife, Baiba Lase Ham; two sons, Robert Esson Ham Jr. and wife, Linda, of Houston, and Richard Purcell Ham and wife, Alisa, of Berkeley Heights, N.J.; three daughters, Marguerite Claire Ham and companion, Gary Villani, of Elizabeth, Colo., Laila Schmitt and husband, Thomas, of France, and Aija Lazdane and husband, Gaitis, of Latvia; a brother, James Goodwin Ham, of Red Bank, N.J.; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Matthew VanMasters.
Memorial contributions may be made to Eye of the Storm, 10940 S. Parker Road, Suite 444, Parker, CO 80134. Online condolences may be made www.boles
Boles Funeral Home of Seven Lakes is serving the family.