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In an effort to protect our families from the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we join with other Jewish funeral homes and follow the directives of health professionals and the Michigan Board of Rabbis. Services will be limited in size and currently are held only at gravesite. However, most services are broadcasted and may be viewed live and are recorded on our website. We will continue to provide professional, dignified and compassionate service. Our highest priority is the health, safety, and comfort of our families. Thank you for your understanding.

Herbert Hamer, a resident of Sandy Springs, Georgia, formerly of West Bloomfield, Michigan, died on September 14th, 2020 at the age of 93. Funeral services arranged by The Dorfman Chapel.

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Location of Service:
Private Graveside Services
Date of Service:
Friday September 18th, 2020
Time of Service:
11:00 AM  
Interment at:
Beth El Memorial, 28120 6 Mile Rd, Livonia, MI
See the cemetery location map
Officiant:
Rabbi Jen Lader  
Shiva Information:
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, no formal shiva will be held.  
Charitable contributions:
The American Heart Association
27777 Franklin Rd. Suite 1150
Southfield, MI 48034
Phone: (248) 827-4214 or 1-800-242-8721

or
The Alzheimers Association
25200 Telegraph Rd. Suite 100
Southfield, MI 48033
Phone: (248) 351-0280  
Family Members:
Herbert was a World War II Veteran who played in the band and also acted as a bugler in the Army. He worked as a Electrician for 60+ years, never really retiring. Herb was a Jack of all Trades who took immense pride towards fixing anything broken. As young man, he played the Bass in Jazz bands before committing to an Electrical Trade. He was married to his spouse for just under 60 years. Herb was a dedicated family man who worked multiple jobs along with his normal full time position at Metro Airport to raise 4 children. He gave unselfishly to help children when in need.

Herbert was the beloved husband of the late Eleanor Hamer. Dear father of Steven (Debra) Hamer, Allan (Mindy) Hamer, Rochelle Busker and Marlene Hamer. Loving grandfather of Rebecca (Quenton) Campbell, Melissa Hamer, Jeremy Hamer, Kayla St. Clair, Cailey Busker, Gabrielle Busker, Sarah, Alex and Jaden Hamer. Adoring great-grandfather of Elijah and Delilah. Devoted brother of the late Joseph Hamer, Wallace Hamer, Rose Deierline, Sarah Shur and Annabel McGlaun. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.  

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