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William Hamilton

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William Hamilton Obituary
William E. Hamilton, 75, of Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania passed away on June 26, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospice House. Born in Reading, Pennsylvania in 1941, he was the son of the late Earl R. Hamilton and Mary (Yeager) Hamilton. He and his wife Sharon (Rubin) Hamilton celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary on June 23rd of this year. A graduate of Governor Mifflin High School, he received his Bachelors degree in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Masters Degree in Music History from Temple University. He was last employed by the Nazareth Area School District where he taught for 32 years. Bill was instrumental in reviving the Musical Theatre program at the school. Following retirement, he enjoyed Woodturning and was a member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsman. He also enjoyed travel, cruising and was active in several local theatre groups as well as singing for many years with the Concord Chamber Singers. Bill enjoyed riding his motorcycle and was an Ambassador in the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America. Survivors: Bill is survived by his wife, Sharon Hamilton; sons, Myles Nathan of Plainfield Township and Eliot Rubin and his wife, Tammy at home; granddaughter, Deborah Kaitlyn; sister, Joyce (Hamilton) Reifsnyder and her husband Timothy of Reading; nieces, Jennifer Procak and her husband Andrew of Blandon, Pennsylvania and Allison Romero of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; nephew, Hunter Martin and his wife Tessa of Brooklyn, NY; sister in law, Michele Martin and her husband James of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; 2 great nieces and 5 great nephews. Services: A calling hour will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 11 a.m-12 p.m. at Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. A memorial service will begin at 12 p.m. Please honor Bill's wishes and wear casual attire. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in William E. Hamilton's name to The , 3893 Adler Place #170 Bethlehem, PA 18017. Condolences may be offered online at www.connellfuneral.com
Published in Morning Call on July 2, 2017
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