Richard F. Hamm, 89

Richard F. Hamm, age 89, a long-time resident of Wilton, Conn., died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at Norwalk Hospital with his loving wife by his side. Born in Chicago, Ill., Nov. 27, 1925, he was the son of late Otto and Mary Ferneding Hamm.

Richard was a WWII U.S. Army veteran and spent decades as a commercial airline pilot. He was an expert skier as well as an avid reader. He also was an uncanny puzzle solver.

Richard is survived by his wife Josephine Florin Hamm of Wilton. He was predeceased by his sister Elizabeth Kenny.

A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 at noon in Our Lady of Fatima Church, 229 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Woundedwarrionproject.org/donate.

The Hoyt Funeral Home and Cremation Service, New Canaan, is in charge of arrangements.

For online condolences and directions, visit hoytfuneralhome.com.