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In Loving Memory
Gerald Raymond Hamilton
1/22/1932 - 11/12/2013

Gerald Raymond Hamilton, 81, of Marietta, OH passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at Marietta Memorial Hospital.  He was born on Friday, January 22, 1932 in Washington County, OH to the late Ernest Raymond and Corah Ethel (Hayes) Hamilton.

After graduating from Lawrence High School in 1950, Gerald served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict.  Upon his return, Gerald worked as a Senior Pressman at Richardson Printing, where he retired after 44 years. He was a member of Masterton Lodge #429 F. & A.M. and Past Patron of Masterton Lodge Chapter #584 O.E.S.  Gerald enjoyed ham radio and his amateur radio license was N8GRH. His hobbies included working on automobiles, traveling, hunting and collecting pictures of his grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Gerald is survived by his wife, Connie Bennett Hamilton; daughter, Shelli R. Ritenour (Don) of Maryland; son, Mark L. Hamilton (Kelly McLeod) of Maine; five grandchildren, Major Joshua S. Ritenour MD, Joel H. Ritenour both of Hawaii, Aaron M. Hamilton, Jason A. Hamilton, Lila Hamilton all of Maine, and eight great grandchildren. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Michael Hamilton; two brothers, Arthur Ronald Hamilton and Lloyd Eugene Hamilton.

Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the Hadley Funeral Home Reno Chapel, 1021 Pike St., Marietta, OH 45750 with Richard Saltzwedel officiating.  Visitation will be held on Friday from 5-8 PM with Masonic and Eastern Star Services beginning at 7:30 PM.

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Online Condolences
From: Cheryl J Skinner, Patriot Guard   Belmont OH
Relationship:  American Patriot

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, may your memories of Gerald Raymond Hamilton,give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is done. I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. Gerald Raymond Hamilton, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
Sent:  11/13/2013
From: Jim and Verni Hodges   Yuma Az
Relationship:  friends

Dear Connie, please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. We know it will be hard for you, but we also know you will prevail. Love and regards, Jim and Verni
Sent:  11/13/2013
From: Don & Freda Zickefoose   Vermilion Ohio
Relationship:  Friend

Connie and family, you are in our prayers. Please accept our condolences. May God give you comfort in your time of grief.
Sent:  11/14/2013
From: Lyn Alfman   Norwich OH
Relationship:  Friend

Connie, I so sorry to hear about your husband. Our thoughts and praayers are with you. Lyn and Sonny Alfman
Sent:  11/14/2013
From: Roger Davis AB8JH   Cambridge OH
Relationship:  Friends

Sorry to hear of Mr Hamilton's passing. My condolences and wishes of comfort to the family in this difficult time.
Sent:  11/14/2013
From: darlene and mike leonhart   whipple ohio
Relationship:  friend

Connie and Family-Our prayers and thoughts have been and will be with you. Healing has been complete for Jerry and now is in process with you-may you feel the comfort of God's touch. So May It Be- Darlene and Mike
Sent:  11/16/2013
From: Peggy Headley   Beallsville Ohio
Relationship:  Friend

Connie, I am so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. I do know what you are going through. People tell you it will get better, but I am still waiting. But I am here for you if there is anything I can do. Just enjoy your appointment and keep yourself busy with it. Take care, Peggy
Sent:  11/17/2013
From: Anne Manna   Hanover MA
Relationship:  ham friend

Connie and family, May the love of family and friends and the peace of our Savior Jesus Christ comfort you in the days ahead.
Sent:  11/17/2013
From: Brad WD9HDZ & Susie N8CGM Scott   Cincinnati OH
Relationship:  friends

Connie & kin, we're so sorry to hear of Jerry becoming a Silent Key, especially this long afterward. Sounds as if he had rather a full life, with grandchildren & great-grands. May the Good Lord continue to support & protect you & yours!
Sent:  11/24/2013

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