Esko Albert Hamu, age 87, was born in Karalla, Finland and grew up on a dairy farm in Vaskijarvi, Finland.
He came to America in 1964 and worked as a welder for Garrett Air Research, now owned by Honeewell, for 22years. He welded aircraft parts for F18 jets and tanks.
He came to the Kanab area on vacation and fell in love with the country, moving here after retirement. He also became an American citizen.
He met Linda Smith, his dedicated, loving partner for 26 years.
Esko is survived by his daughter, Paivi Hamu.
He was preceded in death by his son, Kari Hamu and 3 brothers; Kaino, Penti and Taisto.
A celebration of life for Esko will be held at his home, 5675 Zion Road, on Thurs. Aug 6, 2020 at 5 pm. Located 7 miles east of Kanab.
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