James Hamilton (1923 - 2011)

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The Service of Remembrance for Mr. James Edward Hamilton, 87, of Inverness, Florida, will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes with Chaplain Chuck Cooley officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday at the Inverness Chapel. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of memorial donations to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneralHome.com.
James was born April 1, 1923, in Eldred, PA, son of the late Donald and Lillian (Houben) Hamilton. He died March 4, 2011, in Hernando, FL. James and his family lived in Shinglehouse, PA, for 16 years where he worked for the Empire Gas Co., served as a police officer with the local police department and worked at Clark Brothers in Olean, NY. They moved to Fairport, NY, in 1965 where he worked at Farrel Corp. He moved to Florida in 1991 from Fairport, NY, upon retirement. James was an Army veteran serving during World War II and was a Pearl Harbor survivor. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, basketball, NASCAR racing and was a lifetime member of the American Legion in Shinglehouse, PA.
James was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Hamilton. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Onilee Hamilton of Inverness, FL; son, Rodney Hamilton of Palmyra, NY; 2 daughters, Sandra (Jim) Stout of Hinsdale, NY, and Candy (Phil) Peck of Canandaigua, NY; 7 granddaughters; 10 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Virginia Hamilton; and 2 nieces.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle from Mar. 6 to Mar. 9, 2011
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