Linkin Joseph Hamilton, "Link," 6, died in a house fire in Republic, on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. He was joined in death by his parents, Joseph D. and Holly R. Hamilton; his brother, Jaxon D. Hamilton; and sister, Olivia R. Bondy.
Linkin was born Aug. 15, 2006 to Joseph D. and Holly R. (Adams) Hamilton. Linkin attended kindergarten at Seneca East School. He enjoyed running wildly, chasing and hugging his siblings, and toy motorized vehicles-anything with wheels.
Linkin was an incredible (likely one of the world's best) charades player. Linkin was truly a miracle. He was born with numerous severe health problems. He endured more tests, surgeries, treatments, and therapies than most adults. After conquering most issues and working with his remaining health issues, Linkin emerged courageous and fearless. He attacked life and all of its ups and downs with an unparalleled zest.
Linkin is survived by his paternal great-great-grandfather, George Bemke; his maternal great-great-grandmothers, Jean Adams and Renada "Ren" Funni; his paternal grandparents, Terry M. and Phillip C. Hamilton, Jr. (Dorie Hamilton, step-grandmother); his maternal grandparents, Willy (Lisa Adams, step-grandmother) and Chris Adams; his paternal uncle and family, Phillip C. III and Jaime Hamilton (cousins: Phillip IV, Jacob, Benjamin); his maternal uncle, Joshua Adams, his paternal aunt, Nicole L. Hamilton; his maternal aunt and her daughter, Heidi Adams (cousin: Destiny Gurley); and a large number of grandaunts, granduncles, cousins, and step-relatives.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Tiffin with the Rev. Joseph Szybka officiating.
Visitation for family and friends will also be on Saturday, from 11:30 to 1 p.m., at the church. The Engle-Shook Funeral Home and Crematory in Tiffin is assisting the family with their arrangements.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Hamilton Family Benefit Fund at Firelands Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 8005, Bellevue, OH 44811. On-line condolences may be left for the family at www.engleshookfuneralhome.com.