Edward A. Hamilton

August 25, 1939 - November 13, 2013

Age 74, of Portageville, passed away peacefully at his home on November 13, 2013 surrounded by family members.

He was born August 25, 1939 in Suffern, NY, son of the late James and Elizabeth Hannigan Hamilton. Ed was employed as General Park Manager for the New York State Department of Parks and Recreation based at Letchworth State Park prior to his retirement in 1991. He was a veteran of the US Army and was the former supervisor for the Town of Genesee Falls. Ed was a former police officer in Rockland County, NY and was a volunteer fireman in Stony Point. He also served as a New York State Park Commissioner, was a member of the Iroquois Trail Council Boy Scouts of America and the Friends of Letchworth.

Ed was an avid outdoorsman and a hunter safety instructor. He was also a lifetime member and past President of the New York State Trappers Association.

He was a member of St. Isidore’s Parish, St. Mary’s Church in Silver Springs where he served as a Eucharistic minister, a parish trustee and a member of the Community Life committee. Ed was also a longtime member of the former Church of the Assumption in Portageville where he served as Eucharistic minister and a member of the parish council. He was also a member of the board of the Assumption Cemetery in Portageville.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Judy Hamilton whom he married on June 3, 1961; his son, Edward (Anne) Hamilton of Kinderhook; his daughter, Colleen (James) Proctor of Mt. Morris; his brothers, Richard (Trudie) Hamilton of West Haverstraw, NY, Vincent (Chris) Hamilton of Woodbridge, VA and Gene (Margaret) Hamilton of Haverstraw, NY; his beloved grandchildren, Brandon Smith and Molly Hamilton; his beloved great grandchild, Peyton Smith. He was the brother of the late James F. Hamilton, Jr.

There are no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, November 16 at 11 AM at St. Isidore’s Parish, St. Mary’s Church in Silver Springs. Burial with military honors will follow at Assumption Cemetery, Portageville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Doughboy Restoration Fund, PO Box 394, Castile, NY 14427 or Friends of Letchworth, 1 Letchworth State Park, Castile, NY 14427. Arrangements are being completed by Harmon-Watson Funeral Home, Castile.

Important Dates

November 16, 2013 : Mass of Christian Burial for Edward A. Hamilton at St. Mary’s Church site, Silver Springs - 4:00 PM - St. Isidore's Parish, St. Mary's Church site, Silver Springs

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Dec 14.13 from Gail and Bob Gokey:
Dear Judy, Colleen and Eddie, Jr.& family. We were shocked and saddened to hear of Ed's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.

Dec 11.13 from Marie & Terry Montgomery:
Colleen, Jim and Brandon, we were so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing.All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Nov 26.13 from Martha and Jerry Cornwell:
We were so sorry to hear of Ed's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Nov 23.13 from Jela Hagerman:
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Nov 20.13 from Gerry Stoch:
Our sincere condolensces on the loss of your dear husband and father and the entire Hamilton Family.

Nov 18.13 from Anne Humphrey:
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Ed was one of the nicest and most giving people I have had the privilege of knowing. He will be missed. My sympathies to you all.

Nov 16.13 from Steven Cline:
I am so sorry to hear about Ed. May you find comfort knowing he was a good man and was respected by all who knew him. My deepest sympathy goes to you and your family.

Nov 16.13 from Mary Jane Brooks:
Judy, Eddie and Colleen - my deepest sympathy to you and your families. Ed would always stop in to say hi to me and we would chat about our families. He was a real supporter of the Park.

Nov 15.13 from Doug phelps:
God speed Ed.

Nov 15.13 from Tom Wenzel:
All of us at the Mount Morris Dam offer our sincere condolences to Judy and extended family. Ed was always a welcome member of our Winter Lecture Series community and will be sorely missed.

Nov 15.13 from Janine & Charlie Wurm:
We know Eddie is in Heaven. So, our prayers are for you, Judy, and your extended family.

Nov 15.13 from Tad and Kate Phelps:
We were so very sorry to hear of Ed's passing. May the wonderful memories of him give you and your family comfort during the difficult times ahead.

Nov 15.13 from Dusty Perrine:
The Hamilton Family...

You all are in my prayers and thoughts. Bless you all.


Nov 15.13 from David and Teri Phelps:
Judy, we were sorry to learn of Ed's passing. We so enjoyed spending time with him this summer. He always had a smile on his face. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Nov 15.13 from Kathryn Natale:
Aunt Judy, Colleen, Jim, Eddie, Ann, Brandon, & Molly,
I'm very sorry for your loss. Uncle Eddie was a great person. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Kathryn, Mike, and Austin

Nov 15.13 from D. Johnson:
Please accept my condolences on the loss of your dear loved one. Take comfort in knowing that our heavenly Creator will soon remove all pain, sorrow, and death forever! Yes, we have the hope of a resurrection here on paradise earth. May this hope as found in Revelation 21:3,4 and John 5:28,29 be of comfort as you gain the strength and inner peace to cope with the days ahead.

Nov 14.13 from Bud Hoffmeister:
To the family of Ed . May he rest in peace
Thank you very much for remembering the Doughboy Restoration Fund.
Bud Hoffmeister Committee Member
Past.Commander Wallace-Jeffers Post #753

Nov 14.13 from Cindy and Gary Appleton:
Our sincere sympathy to all of Ed's family. Peace be with you all.

Nov 14.13 from Walt and Bunny Pilc:
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Hamilton family. MY God give you strength as you go forward.

Nov 14.13 from douglas macconnell:
Very sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you and your family. God Bless

Nov 14.13 from Jeff Reynolds:
May god bring comfort to you at one of the most difficult times rest in peace mr.hamilton

Nov 14.13 from Leon and Peg Randall:
Our sincere condolences to Judy and the Family.May he rest in Peace