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Richard 'Dick' P. Hamilton

December 18, 1934 ~ December 18, 2021 (age 87)


East Greenbush - Richard ‘Dick’ P. Hamilton, 87, died Saturday, December 18, 2021, at Evergreen Commons.

Born in Troy, he was son of the late Edith Marion Snyder Hamilton. He had resided in West Sand Lake most of his life and was a graduate of Averill Park High School and attended Hudson Valley Community College and a 1958 graduate of Albany Business College. 

Dick worked in many organizations in various capacities at New York State Troopers, NYS Tax and Finance, Troytown Shirt Corp., Owens Corning Fiberglass, Metropolitan Life and Freihofer Baking Company.  

He was a member of 109th Airlift Wing, Air National Guard serving during the Vietnam War. 

Survivors include a brother, Edward (Althea) Hamilton, West Sand Lake; several nieces and nephews,  Carol, George and Cassandra  Robinson, Kathrene (Hugh) Wales,  Beth (Bill) Wales, Michael C. (Courtney) Wales II and Edward G. (JoAnna) Hamilton; several great nieces and nephews and close cousins, Wayne (Jan) Messner, Barbara Miter, Daryll (Patty) Messner.  He was predeceased by a sister, Marion Corinne Wales.

Relatives and friends may call at the Salem United Methodist Church 349 Shaver Road West Sand Lake on Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 11AM-12 noon with a funeral service to follow at 12 noon.  Face covering and social distancing are required.

Interment will be in  Elmwood Cemetery West Sand Lake.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Richard P. Hamilton to the Salem United Methodist Church Shaver Road  PO Box 475 West Sand Lake, NY 12196.

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December 30, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Salem United Methodist Church (Shaver Road West Sand Lake)

Funeral Service
December 30, 2021

12:00 PM
Salem United Methodist Church (Shaver Road West Sand Lake)


Salem United Methodist Church
PO Box 475, West Sand Lake NY 12196

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