Obituary of Eugene L. Hammer
Eugene L. “Bud” Hammer III of Katonah, NY, passed away on June 13, 2023, after a short but courageous battle with Leukemia. His beloved wife Lisa and brother David were at his side. He was 58.
Bud was a giving and thoughtful soul and will be missed and remembered by the many lives he touched. Always kind and quick with a grin, Bud was the consummate cheerleader who loved to talk and engage in deep conversations on any topic that piqued his curiosity. Forthright and honest, he was deeply passionate and focused on lifting others up and helping them be the best version of themselves.
A lifelong resident of Westchester County, Bud was born in White Plains, NY on September 14, 1964, to Eugene and Madeline Hammer. He graduated from Pace University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Marketing where he met his future wife and business partner Lisa (Fiorenza).
Bud was the President and General Manager of Atlantic Westchester, Inc., an award-winning commercial and industrial HVAC business located in Bedford Hills, NY. With his partner Lisa, Bud successfully grew Atlantic Westchester from the small “mom and pop” operation started by his parents to a multi-faceted enterprise offering intelligent, energy-efficient building management systems. Under his leadership, Atlantic Westchester earned several prestigious awards, and was recognized as a pioneer in environmentally friendly HVAC solutions.
Bud was a strong believer in giving back to the community. In 2020, he was selected as Board Chair of United Way of Westchester and Putnam after joining the Board in 2017 and co-chairing the resource development committee and annual golf event. Bud also had a deep love for the New York Rangers, fast cars, classic rock and the blues, and the game of golf. He was rarely without his signature baseball cap, quick wit, willing attitude, and infectious smile.
Bud will be greatly missed by his wife of 33 years Lisa and their pets as well as his brother David Hammer and family, his sister-in-law Laura Fiorenza and family, his brother-in-law Frank Fiorenza and family, and his many beloved friends and colleagues. Bud was predeceased by his father Eugene L. Hammer Jr., who died June 4, 2012 and mother Madeline Hammer, who died July 11, 2002.
Visiting hours will be held at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge, Rd, Katonah, NY 10536 on Saturday, June 24, 2023 from 2:00 to 4:00PM immediately followed by a short memorial service at 4PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the United Way of Westchester and Putnam (https://www.uwwp.org/give/).