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TALLMADGE -- Donald W. Hamilton, 90, born September 28, 1922 passed away July 9, 2013 just 30 days after losing his wife, Mary J. Hamilton.

Don was born in Tennessee and grew up in Akron. Don and Mary were childhood sweethearts and would have celebrated 70 years of marriage on July 11th.

Don retired from Firestone Tire after 42 ½ years of service and was a U.S. Merchant Marine Veteran serving during World War II. He was a skilled craftsman and carpenter and was nicknamed by many "Dandy Don". He and Mary lived in Tallmadge for 65 years.

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary; and his oldest son, Donald M. Hamilton. Donald is survived by his daughter, Christine (Michael) Reynolds of Akron; sons, Dennis (Valerie) Hamilton of Maricopa, Arizona, Wayne (Cindy) Hamilton of Fiddletown, California,; daughter-in-law, June Hamilton; grandchildren, Dawn (Dan) Fleming, Ginny (Tim) Shultz, Keith Hamilton, Scott (Kathy) Hamilton, Kirk (Maichelle) Reynolds, Traci (Don) Swain, Kyle (Gretchen) Reynolds, Tyson (Melanie) Hamilton, and Katie Hamilton; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grand-daughter; sister, Mary Ann Backderf; sister-in-law, Patricia Knapp; and many nieces, and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013 at the Donovan Funeral Home, 17 Southwest Ave., (On the Historic Tallmadge Circle) with Pastor Kevin Price officiating. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted by Firestone VFW Post #3383. Visitation will be 4 until 7 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2013 at funeral home.



Published in Akron Beacon Journal from July 11 to July 12, 2013
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