H. Robert Hampson, 88, passed away at Warren General Hospital on Friday, November 5, 2021. He was born May 27, 1933, in Warren. His parents were Harold S. Hampson and Louise Goethchius Hampson.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Durham Hampson, whom he married on October 26, 1963 and who died on April 28, 2000, and by his brothers Rodney L. Hampson and Thomas M. Hampson.
He is survived by his son, Philip L. Hampson, and his wife, Becky Baughman Hampson, of Warren, Pennsylvania, and his daughter, Susan Hampson Wortman, and her husband, Christian F. Wortman, of Falls Church, Virginia, as well as by his five grandchildren, Callie and Ben Hampson and Ella, Julia, and Sophia Wortman. He is also survived by Mary Ann Allinger, his devoted legal assistant and dear family friend, with whom he worked for fifty-eight years.
He was a graduate of Warren High School, Class of 1951, Cornell University, and Duke University Law School. He proudly served in the US Army, which he often cited throughout his life as an important formative experience.
Mr. Hampson was a third-generation Warren County lawyer. His grandfather, Thomas Lee Hampson (1865-1935), and his father, Harold S. Hampson (1897-1976), practiced law in the community before him.
Bob served as Assistant District Attorney and as District Attorney before returning to private practice in 1970. He was a member and former president of the Warren County Bar Association. He was a member of the North Warren Presbyterian Church, where he had served as a Deacon and an Elder. He was active in numerous civic organizations, including the following: Director and Past President of the Warren County Motor Club (AAA), Board of Directors of the Warren YMCA, and Advisory Board of the Salvation Army. He served as Boy Scout Leader, incorporated and served as a Director of Crimestoppers, Inc, served as Director and advisor to Westview Cemetery Association, incorporated and served as an advisor to Warren ARC Enterprises (now Bollinger Enterprises, Inc), worked on fund drives and served as an advisor to the North Warren Volunteer Fire Department, was a Director and past President of Northern Allegheny Conservation Association, served as Director of the Warren County Historical Society, and was a member of the Warren Kiwanis, which included serving as a regular Salvation Army ‘bell ringer’ during the Christmas holiday season. He participated in the Audubon Annual Christmas Bird Count in Warren County for more than 50 years. He was an avid reader, jazz enthusiast, Duke basketball fan, bird watcher, and most importantly proud Grandfather.
His parents met at the Warren Public Library. Memorial donations can be made at the Library to the Hampson Memorial Fund.
A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life are being planned for the Spring, details will be announced when available. E-mail condolences can be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com
The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.