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Dec 8, 2016 12:23 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press

UPDATE: Funeral Services Set For World War II Veteran And Former Westhampton Beach Mayor Arma 'Ham' Andon

Dec 10, 2016 8:19 AM

UPDATE: Friday, 5 p.m.

A wake will be held for Mr. Andon on Friday, December 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6:30 to 9 p.m., at the Westhampton Beach Firehouse on Sunset Avenue. The Veterans of Foreign Wars will host a brief service at 3:30 p.m. Friday, and firematic services will be held at 7 p.m., all at the firehouse.

The funeral service will take place Saturday, December 17, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Westhampton Beach Main Street at 10:30 a.m.


Former Westhampton Beach Village Mayor and World War II veteran Arma “Ham” Andon died this week. He was 97.

Mr. Andon was well known in the Westhampton area, having served as mayor from 1986 until 1994. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army until he was wounded and returned home in 1945. During his time on the East End, Mr. Andon served as the commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5350 for nearly two decades, was an active member of the Rotary Club of Westhampton, and served as a fire commissioner for the Westhampton Beach Fire District, among his many accolades.

“He made a difference wherever he went,” Bill Hughes, the current commander of VFW Post 5350 said on Thursday. “He was one of those guys who made a difference for the better and he was generous beyond what the average person might know about because he did things quietly. He was just a great example of how a human being should live, a fantastic example.”

Services for Mr. Andon are expected to be conducted through Follett and Werner Funeral Home in Westhampton Beach, though they have not been scheduled yet.

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Rest in Peace, Ham!
By Robert I Ross (250), Hampton Bays on Dec 8, 16 1:48 PM
With deep sympathy to the family and friends of Arma Ham Andon - a great man! Rest in Peace and sincerest thanks for your service to our country and community ...
By Linda Kabot (14), Quogue on Dec 8, 16 2:37 PM
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Hangch'ir Khaghaghut'yamb, my Armenian brother. You were the epitome of what has become known as the 'greatest generation'. You always put your country, your community and your family first. Many have learned by your example. His spirit lives on in those that he has touched. Doug Gilbakian and family.
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