CLEO LEON HAMILTON Cleo "Ham" Hamilton, 94, of Riverside, CA, passed away on January 15, 2014, peacefully at his home. The memorial service will be held at 12:30 pm on January 31, 2014 at the Riverside National Cemetery. A reception will follow the service at Cleo's home, 5200 Chapala Drive, Riverside. Cleo was born in Salt Lake City , Utah on December 15, 1919. He served in the Army
Air Corps during World War II
. Cleo was married to Josephine Fralowicz Hamilton on March 15, 1979, until her death in 1996. His first wife Ruth Snowden passed away during their marriage in 1976. Cleo had no biological children of his own but treated his step children and grandchildren with love and caring as if they were his own. Cleo worked as an Air Traffic Controller for the Federal Aviation Agency from 1950 until he retired on December 20, 1974. He enjoyed being active in the Elks Club
and several RV groups. He had many beloved neighbors and friends who will miss him. Cleo is survived by his step daughters Fran Couch from Upland, CA, and Annette Bennett from Grass Valley, CA and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Also his niece Ardella Hamilton of San Luis Obispo and nephew Marvin "Sonny" Hamilton Jr. with his wife Jeanice in Kentucky, and niece Barbara Jean of Texas survive him. Cleo was preceded in death by his wife Josephine, step son Leon Kisman, and all of his siblings, William, Alvin, Marvin, Everett, and Evelyn.