Frederick W. Hamp
Retired Funeral Director
Fred Hamp is the fourth generation of the family to own and operate the funeral home. A lifelong resident of the Tonawandas, he is a graduate of Canisius High School and Canisius College in Buffalo, where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in German Language. In 1971, he graduated from Simmons Institute of Mortuary Science in Syracuse and began his career as a funeral director. Fred married the former Catherine Olmstead, of Tonawanda, in 1966. They have four children, Rebecca (Tony) Grimmelt, Jennifer (Jon) Bender, Frederick (Meg), and Christopher (Kelly); nine grandsons, Evan, Thomas and Nathan Bender, Wyatt and Samuel Grimmelt, Frederick, Thomas, Connor and Owen Hamp; and a granddaughter, Patricia Hamp. Fred has been active in many organizations in the community and is a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Tonawanda.
In 2022, Fred Hamp retired and sold the funeral home to another local funeral director, Carl Fretthold.