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.

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