Robert J. Hamilton, 87, passed away at 9:05 p.m. Sunday, June 19, 2016, in Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.
Born on March 12, 1929, Robert was one of five children and the son of Homer and Marjorie (Shrock) Hamilton.
Robert enlisted with the United States Army on Jan. 8, 1947, in Warsaw. He served as a Neuro Psychiatric Technician and was honorably discharged on Dec. 10, 1948, through Valley Forge GH in Phoenixville, Pa.
On Nov. 13, 1965, Robert was married to Patsy Hamilton in Indianapolis. Together the two made their home in Warsaw.
Robert was a machinist – leadman for Clausings, Inc. and worked for Warsaw Community Schools as a janitor. He was a former member of Warsaw Moose Lodge and an avid fisherman, fishing every day. He enjoyed hunting, playing BINGO, and working in the yard. He loved his beagles and his family.
Those left to cherish memories of Robert are his wife: Patsy Hamilton, Warsaw; son: Robert Hamilton Jr., Warsaw; two daughters: Patricia “Trish” (Chuck) Freeman, Warsaw; and Marjorie Hamilton, Warsaw; stepson: Mike (Patty) Swope, Warsaw; three stepdaughters: Janet (Troy) Ousley, Claypool; Rita (Darwin) Busz, Warsaw; and Cindy (Tim) Brown, Warsaw; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; 12 stepgrandchildren; 22 great-stepgrandchildren; three great-great-stepgrandchildren; and brother: Walter Hamilton, Warsaw. Robert was preceded in death by his son: Randy Swope; daughter: Suzanne Hamilton; granddaughter: Terri Summers; grandson: Matthew Brown; brother: Homer Hamilton Jr.; and two sisters: Pat Hatfield; and Jean Kain.
Friends and family may gather for a time of visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, in Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw. A celebration of life service will be held immediately afterward in the funeral home, beginning at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery with graveside military honors conducted by Warsaw’s American Legion Post #49 and VFW Post #1126.
The family has asked that gifts in memory of Robert be directed to Riley Children’s Hospital, Indianapolis. The staff of Titus Funeral Home considers it a privilege and an honor to care for the family and friends of Robert J. Hamilton.