The Honorable John T. Hammond, retired Berrien County Judge and longtime St. Joseph resident, passed away in Ann Arbor June 11, 2020, at age 87, after an extended illness.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be scheduled at First Congregational Church, St. Joseph, at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks Family Funeral Homes, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph. The family has requested any memorials be made to the Salvation Army; PolioPlus, c/o Ann Arbor Rotary Foundation, P.O. Box 131217, Ann Arbor, MI 48113, (the international fund to eradicate polio); or a hospice of the donor’s choice. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.starks -menchinger.com.