Frederick Fred Hamilton, 78, of Cortland passed away July 18, 2012 at the Crown Center Nursing Facility surrounded by his loving family. He was born February 8, 1934 in Cortland NY, son of the late Clarence and Inez Bishop Hamilton.
Fred was an area resident all his life. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1953-1955 and was honorably discharged. He was past member of the VFW and American Legion. He enjoyed bowling in various mens and mixed leagues with his wife. He had been a longtime employee at SUNY Cortland until his retirement in 1991. He then went onto work at RTE in McGraw until 2008.
Fred is survived by his wife of 53 yrs. Shirley Hamilton of Cortland, daughters Terri Hamilton VanDenburg, Tammi (John) Hamilton Vassalotti, sister Maggie Kabanuk, brother Larry Hamilton, cousin Shirley Russell and family, grandchildren Emily, Brianne, and Jacob, great grandson Skylar James, along with nieces and nephews.
A graveside service with military honors will be held Monday 12 noon at the West Groton Cemetery, West Groton. Following Mondays services everyone is invited to join the family for a reception at the American Legion, 212 Tompkins St., Cortland NY.
Contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Assoc., 441 Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse NY, 13204.
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Shirley we are so sorry to hear about Fred. He was a good man. If there is anything you need please don't hesitate to give us a call. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Peter,Lori, Rebecca and Nicholas
Hi Larry Maggie and all: Sorry to hear of Fred's passing. He's at peace now. Take Care Les & Jean Warren
so sorry to hear about Fred. We just found out a couple of weeks ago that he was sick. We will always remember his sense of humor and smile from when we all camped together. The memories will endur. Steve and Gail sherman
Shirley, I am so sorry to hear of Fred's passing. I have not been to town lately, but I will make sure to get there soon. I didn't see this until today, or I would have made sure to be there yesterday. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Love always, Jackie