Gerald Raymond Hamilton, 81, of Marietta, passed away on Tuesday (Nov. 12, 2013) at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was born in Washington County, Ohio, to the late Ernest Raymond and Corah Ethel (Hayes) Hamilton.
After graduating from Lawrence High School in 1950, Gerald served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict. Upon his return, Gerald worked as a senior pressman at Richardson Printing, where he retired after 44 years. He was a member of Masterton Lodge #489 F. & A.M. and past patron of Masterton Lodge Chapter #584 O.E.S. His hobbies included working on automobiles, traveling, hunting and collecting pictures of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Gerald is survived by his wife, Connie Bennett Hamilton; daughter, Shelli R. Ritenour (Don) of Maryland; son, Mark L. Hamilton (Kelly McLeod) of Maine; five grandchildren, Major Joshua S. Ritenour MD, Joel H. Ritenour, both of Hawaii, Aaron M. Hamilton, Jason A. Hamilton, Lila Hamilton, all of Maine; and eight great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Michael Hamilton; two brothers, Arthur Ronald Hamilton and Lloyd Eugene Hamilton.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday (Nov. 16, 2013) at Hadley Funeral Home Reno Chapel, 1021 Pike St., Marietta, Ohio, 45750, with Richard Saltzwedel officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. with Masonic and Eastern Star services beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Online condolences may be made at www.hadleyfh.com.