HAMILTON,Lawrence M. Passed away February 9, 2011 at his home with his family in Santa Rosa at the age of 88. Loving husband of Patricia Hamilton, his wife of 60 years; father of Jim, Tom and Carl Hamilton of Santa Rosa, Kathy Todd of Soda Bay, Richard Hamilton, Linda Fletcher, Ohio, and Kenny Hamilton, Virginia. He is survived by his brother Roland Hamilton of Lexington, MA. and was preceded in death by his brothers, Clinton, William and James Hamilton and sister Claire Munch. He is also survived by grandchildren, Chris, Isla, Darius, Dylan, Ashley, Shannon, Heather, Josh, Adria and numerous great grandchildren and Daughters- in-law Frances and Sue Hamilton, Jamie Smith and Son-in-laws Harry Seith and Ray Todd. Born on September 22, 1922 in Lexington, MA to James and Margaret Hamilton, Lawrence served in WWII in the Navy and moved to Santa Rosa with his wife Patricia in 1951. Larry spent over 25 years as a Traffic Crossing Guard after retiring from the Auto Industry. Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of his Life at Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Avenue, Santa Rosa on Sunday Feb 27 at 1:30 p.m. Donations can be made to the St. Jude Hospital Foundation in Larry's name.
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Published Online in the Press Democrat from Feb. 19 to Feb. 22, 2011