Bruce R. Hammond, 82, former professor at Canisius College, business consultant | Featured obituaries

Mr. Hammond taught business and communications at the University of Jacksonville, then moved to Wesley Chapel, near Tampa. “He loved the city of St. Augustine,” said his daughter, Vanessa Hlavaty.

A philanthropist who has led his aid to animal charities and the homeless, Mr. Hammond has served on the boards of many organizations, including the South Shore Symphony Orchestra in Tampa, Fla., Where June Hammond, his ex -woman, is musical director.

There he was a business consultant for two Tampa companies, Kaset International, which specializes in customer service training programs, and Achieve Global, which offers leadership training. Also an independent consultant for many years, he joined the faculty at St. Leo University near Tampa, where he chaired the department of communication management and healthcare administration. He retired in 2013.

His hobbies included painting and writing. He authored a guide titled “Winning the Job Interview Game: New Strategies for Getting Hired” in 1990 and has self-published two novels, “Grant Street,” located in the neighborhood where he worked. grown up, and “Liam”.

In addition to her daughter, survivors include a son, John; one brother, David; two sisters, Lynne Manning and Bonnie LaRotonda; and three grandchildren.

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