Joe Hammeke's Celebration of Life Photos and Video

Friends and family gathered at the Pink Motel Saturday Jan. 15th, 2022 to share memories of our beloved Joe Hammeke.


Dressen, Buddy and more on the guest list seized the day in Joe's honor

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 001Epic location for a Thrasher legend

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 002Lannie and Felix, hauling in the custom boards by Ed Templeton

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 003You know Oskar was on it

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 004Can’t remember what Vanessa and Anna were talking about here

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HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 006but they definitely brought joy to the event

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 007Cranny, always classy in the rides department

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 008T-Bird, wouldn’t have missed it for the world

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 009Ashley and the fam too, of course

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 010Dunc made it!

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 011With Jay Meer of Burnside fame

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 012Bertolucci and Lance Dawes, dapper AF

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 013Who’s this Westy wizard?

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 014Behold! Sir Haslam!

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 015Max brought the Hammeke vibes in more ways than one

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 016Our guy Eben, probably biked in from Yosemite

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 017The Spider Provosts!

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 018These guys…

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 019Bring your beagle, if you got one

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 020Thank God the mag wars are over. Jon and Joey, worthy fuckin’ adversaries

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 021Ryan Maddox and co. all the way from Albuquerque. Great to finally meet

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 022Shimizu’s crew

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 023And from the world of concrete-doc talking heads…Coan “Buddy” Nichols. Thanks again, Buddy

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 024Street Meza, in the wild!

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 025I hope I get at least one Bones Brigader at my memorial

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 026Liz made it

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 027Flip-flops, giant bowl of avo?

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 028Gotta be Señor Bailey! With amazing food from his ranch. Thank you, Steve!

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 029Who’s this shutter bug?

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 030Master builder David “Shaggy” Palmer, joined by SF’s Sean Gutierrez

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 031And featuring Erica and Magda as the tastemakers of the event

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 032Here we go…

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 033Nebraska legend Donny Diedrich, with a custom T-shirt featuring a young Joe?! They grew up together

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 034The brothers Anderson pay their respects

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 035Shallow-end dismantler Chris Livingston and Ace’s Joey Tershay

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 036Vax check at the gate. Thank you, everybody

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 037Vans’ Jamie Hart. He and Joe went around the world twice…together

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 038Lots of beautiful photos 

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 039First blood from the pool?

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 040DJ Wez Lundry got too hyped too soon

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 041Our guy Dave Syp

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 042Texas Dan skulks the deep end

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 043Oliver and Larry, gear talk in the shallow

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 044An amazing turnout for Joe

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 045Andrew played MC while friends shared cherished memories

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 046Joe’s friend Jesse Shriver from his union job gave a helluva speech

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 047Makes you realize that Joe made an impression and friends wherever he went

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 048Ashley had some special Skate Rock memories, including a trip to the Great Wall with Joe

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 049“I was from the other side of the tracks.” Donny’s stories were incredible

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 050Cranny waxes poetic

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 051Jessica’s stories from Joe’s wild days in Portland had us dying

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 052Helps to know your audience I guess

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 053Joe’s amazing wife Jessica went last. She had us laughing and crying for over ten minutes. Amazing stuff, Jess!

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 054Lots of hugging required

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HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 058Crazy thing, this skateboarding family

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 059Twuan and Baca

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 060The future—Felix and Waygnar

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 061Parts in a quiet moment

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 062Jerry without his glasses? Respect

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 063Amy and a friend

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 064Malto and Sza

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 065Tim Cis and Diggler, on slice

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 066Nice speech, Ash

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 067Thrasher fam, Bubz and Bo-Def

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 068Joe shot some of Ryan’s craziest stunts

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 069And the Pabich’s first Thrasher interview, too

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 070Lotta love

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 071Into the night with William Spencer and the Mez. Probably talking special effects

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 072When the sun goes down the legends come out—Ben Schroeder!

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 073Schmitty made a killer slideshow and Talkin’ Schmitt-style video presentation

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 074Rhinoooo!!!

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 075Folks from Nebraska, AZ, Oregon, Nor-Cal and even as far aways as Hawaii made it 

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 076The Rhoades, also my carpool buddies

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 077Kill tunes all night long

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 078All for Joe

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 079He woulda been so stoked

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 080Texas Dan and Punk Rock Matt

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 081AZ road dogs

HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 082Thanks, everybody

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HAMMEKE MEMORIAL BURNETT 091And life goes on. We love you, Hammekes!
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