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Duane H. Hamilton
Duane Hamilton, 75, or as he was affectionately known by family and friends “Ham, Dew, or Dewey”, entered the gates of heaven on Friday September 25, 2020. Absent from the body, but present with the Lord. Son of the late Harry and Kathryn Hamilton, he grew up in Brewster, OH and played football while at Fairless High School. Duane worked 38 years at Babcock and Wilcox in Barberton, OH until he retired in 2006. He raised his two children, Lori and Kiley as a single parent for several years. On June 30, 1983 Duane married Gayle L. Mashburn. He was a lifetime member (50+ years) of the Clinton Masonic Lodge #47 in Massillon, OH. He was also a member of the local Loyal Order of the Moose and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Duane and Gayle have attended The Chapel in Green, OH since 2003.
Duane loved golfing with his golfing buddies and gathering with friends at Portage Lakes. He was an avid fan of Ohio State, Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns, and Cincinnati Bengals. He loved grilling and entertaining, traveling to Anna Marie Island, Florida for part of the winter, and attending his grandson’s hockey games. Family and friends were very important to him.
Duane appreciated all of the superior care he received by the nurses and doctors at Cleveland Clinic lymphoma ward during his time there.
Duane was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Kathryn Hamilton. He is survived by his wife, Gayle; his two children and their spouses, Lori (Kevin) Kay, Kiley (Traci); his grandson, Colin; his step-granddaughters, Stephanie Bixel, Chelsi Kay, and Rae Ramirez; a step-great grandchild, Titan; his brother, Michael (Kathie) Hamilton; nieces and nephews.
A gathering of family and friends will occur on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at The Chapel, Green Campus, Door D, 1800 Raber Rd., Uniontown, OH 44685. A Celebration of Life service will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Steve Bucy officiating. The family requests no flowers, but that donations may be made to the Lymphoma Research Foundation at www.lymphoma.org.
For the safety of the family and other guests, masks will be required within The Chapel and social distancing must be observed. Your cooperation and patience are appreciated.
Duane was a great help in managing our contracts at BWXT. Enjoyed our retirement luncheons with him. My condolences to his family.
Bob Tornow Sep 29 2020 12:00 AM
Mike and Family, Please accept my condolences. Hard to lose a brother.
Ellen Youngman Everett Sep 28 2020 12:00 AM
Gail all of us at TJDillons send our deepest sympathy. Duane was a big part of our family. May he Rest In Peace joining Ralph in heaven.
Joni Sep 28 2020 12:00 AM
God Bless you Gail, we offer our condolences and sending our deepest sympathy. RIP Duane.
Dave and Carmen Owens Sep 28 2020 12:00 AM
Duane was a helluva Man, always sincere and a good friend to many. I had the honor of meeting him in the late 70s at Clancy's Pub where many long lasting friendships were formed.
He left us too early and will be missed by all. May God bless him,
Denny Ross Sep 27 2020 12:00 AM
I am so sorry to hear of Ham's passing. WE worked closely at B&W for a long time; and would see his chipper self at the retirement lunches. My deepest sympathy to the family.
Pat Ruckman Sep 27 2020 12:00 AM
Duane, I know youre going to be missed by your friends and family! I can see you and Gary up there in Heaven rejoicing with our Lord Jesus Christ! Maybe you can even play some football up there too!
Susan and Bill Kinney Sep 27 2020 12:00 AM
You were one of our favorite people. You will live in our hearts forever.
Jim and Mary Sep 26 2020 12:00 AM