This site is dedicated to carrying on the memory of Victor L Hamrick, 57, of Claymont DE, who died Friday, December 28, 2012 at Crozer Chester Medical Center.
BEHIND every good TV broadcast is a dedicated technician who helps to make it happen.
In the case of Comcast SportsNet, the man behind the scenes was Victor L. Hamrick, a bearded free spirit who might just as easily have been found playing a guitar, camping in the wilds or wandering the earth.
He died Dec. 28 2012 of smoke inhalation from a fire the previous day at his home in Claymont, Del. He was 57 years of age.
Victor was born in Elkins, W. Va., to Clinton E. and Nancy Baker Hamrick. He graduated from high school there in 1973 and enlisted in the Air Force. He served for six years as an avionics mechanic stationed at Hill Air Force Base, in Utah.
He studied physics at Westminster College, in Salt Lake City.
He worked for 20 years as an engineer for Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, TV home of the Phillies, the Sixers, the Flyers and the Union. Previously, he worked in the same capacity at KSL-TV, in Salt Lake City, and at QVC, the home-shopping network.
He was a good friend and mentor to many, had a great sense of humor and was always willing to lend a hand,
said Dave Finocchiaro, senior director of engineering for Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia.
He had a thirst for technology and was always ready for a challenge. He would dive right in to research new ideas. He loved to explore the world, whether by land, sea or air and would go on great adventures.
"He loved music and playing the guitar," his family said. "He also enjoyed camping and was a free spirit and a lover of life."
He is survived by his parents, Clinton E. and Nancy Baker Hamrick of WV; his sisters Linda Shiflett of WV, Chris Fincham of MD; his brothers Clinton E. Hamrick II of WV, and Gregory Hamrick of DE. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to his Memorial Service 12 p.m. Friday at Marvil Funeral Home, 1110 Main Street, Darby, where friends may call after 10 a.m.