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Richard Earl “Ick” Hamilton, age 76, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at Washington Hospital.
Born November 23, 1945 in Waynesburg a son to the late Richard Eugene and Lydia Kathleen (Tustin) Hamilton.
Ick married his wife of 40 years, Sonja L. Hamilton, on March 12, 1965. She passed away in August of 2005 after a battle with Leukemia.
Ick was a 1963 graduate of West Greene High School and attended West Virginia University. He was a lifetime resident of Greene county. Ick was a member of the former Rogersville Christian Church, now known as the Place of Grace where he remained a trustee. He belonged to the UMWA Local 2300, was a member of the Waynesburg Moose Lodge 461 and a lifetime member of the NRA. Ick worked at the Rush Funeral Home when it was owned by Bob Lantz, driving the ambulance for the funeral home, was employed by RG Johnson, and went on to retire from Cumberland Mine as a hoist operator in 2007. He enjoyed hunting, archery, Nascar and was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan. Ick loved playing solitaire on the computer and taking pictures.
Ick is survived by his daughters Robin Hamilton, of Waynesburg, Shelly A. (Tim Horr), of Holbrook and Vicki (Will) Wilson, of Graysville; five grandchildren Joshua (Shirley) Cook, of Holbrook; Zachary Amos and Caleb (Danielle Berdeja) Wilson, both of Washington; Jacob (Britney) Wilson, of Blacksville, WV; Dylan Wilson, of Graysville; two great-grandchildren Ivie and Gabriel Cook; and cousin Linda (Buck) Messich, of whom he thought of as a sister.
In addition to his wife and parents, Ick is preceded in death by his granddaughter Abigail Rachelle Amos, grandson Wesley Ryan Amos, and great-grandson Lane Thomas Wilson.
Friends and family will be received Sunday, June 26, 2022 from 2 - 8 PM at Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC., 3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy., Rogersville, PA 15359; Telephone 724 499 5181. A funeral service will be held Monday, June 27, 2022 at 1 PM in the funeral home with Pastor Jimmy Jarvis officiating. Burial will follow at Braddock Cemetery, Graysville, PA 15337.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to West Greene Athletics at 1367 Hargus Creek Rd., Waynesburg, PA 15370 or The Ronald McDonald House at 841 Country Club Dr., Morgantown, WV 26505.
Please view and sign the online Tribute Wall at www.kestersonfh.com.
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