John Washington Hallman, age 99, of Milford, passed peacefully in his

home on Thursday, October 10, 2013, surrounded by his family and close

friends.  He was born on December 4, 1913 in Baxley, GA to the late

Washington Hampton and Ann Lee Milton Hallman.  Graduating from

technical school, he was employed as a draftsman for Remington Arms

until his retirement.  He was an active and devoted member of the First

United Church of Christ Congregational for many years where he served as

a Sunday school teacher and Deacon. John also had a love for gardening

and farming and ensured his family, neighbors and friends never went

without fresh vegetables and flowers.  John was also very active in boy

scouts in the Devon area of Milford where he guided four sons to Eagle

Scout status.  Mr. Hallman is survived by his six loving children;

Thomas H. Hallman and his wife Karen of Advance, NC, Timothy J. Hallman

and his wife Wendy of Wading River, NY, Richard T. Hallman and his wife

Deborah of Richmond Hill, GA, David M. Hallman and his wife Marcia of

Milford, Susan L. O’Rourke and her husband Daniel of Braintree, MA and

Edward H. Hallman and his wife Susan of Brookfield, sisters; Winifred

Sellers and her husband Malcolm of Baxley, GA and Ann Cornwell of

Alexandria, VA, his ten grandchildren, two sister-in-laws, Catharine

Trueman and Lorraine Trueman, his dear friend and neighbor, Linda

Mossorofo and many nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, he is

predeceased by his beloved wife Rita Jean Trueman Hallman.  Calling

hours are Monday, October 14, 2013 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am at the

Plymouth Chapel of the First United Church of Christ Congregational, 34

W. Main St., Milford with the funeral service at 11am.  Interment will

follow immediately in Kings Highway Cemetery.  Donations may be made in

his name to the following: Constellation Hospice, 240 Indian River Rd,

Orange, CT 06477,   Milford Meals on Wheels, 9 Jepson Dr, Milford , CT

06460 To leave condolences or for directions, please visit our website

at www.georgejsmithandson.com.