Hamm Hong Moy, 55, owner and operator of Veterans Food Market in Washington for more than 30 years and a combat veteran of World War II, died Saturday at George Washington University Hospital. He had a heart ailment.
A native of Canton, China, Mr. Moy came to this country at the age of 12 to join his father in Alexandria. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield.
During World War II, he served in the Army in Germany and was awarded the Purple Heart. He also served in the Army Air Force in 1946 and 1947.
After his marriage in Canton, in about 1947 to the former Chu O. Wo, he and his wife returned to this area and began operating Veterans Food Market in the Chinatown section of downtown Washington.
He was president of the D.C. Moy association, a social and cultural group, and a member of the Chinatown Benevolent Association.
Mr. Moy also was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Besides his wife, survivors include three sons, Wellington, Ted and Eddie, and two daughters, Diana Foote and Beatricia, and his parents, Ngook Lun and Lai Choi Moy, all of Washington, and two sisters, Suey Woon Yuen and Suey Har Wong, both of Alexandria.