OBITUARY

George Stephen Hamilton

October 25, 1937January 20, 2020
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George Hamilton died early in the morning on Monday January 20th, 2020 at his home in Tampa, Florida at the age of 82. He is survivedby his wife of 28 years, Nancy Hamilton (Pliskin), sons Stephen of Warsaw VA, Joseph of Madison AL, Donnie (Julie) of Chicago IL, Tracy (Michelle) of Tampa FL, and daughters Stephanie of Chicago IL, Samantha of Denver CO, and grandsons (3) grand daughters (5). He was preceded in death by his brother and sister as well as his eldest daughter Connie.

George was born on October 25th, 1937 in Augusta KY. He graduated from Augusta High School in 1955 and enlisted in the Navy. He served as a Cryptological Technician (CT) at NAS Adak Alaska as well as Ft. Meade MD, leaving the Navy at the rank of Petty Officer 3rd Class after 4 years of Honorable Service. He began his career in Drug Store management in Maryland in 1959, which was the start of a career spanning 35 years and taking him from Washington DC to Tampa FL. During his career his work became a family affair with sons Donnie & Tracy working with him at one point and meeting his wife Nancy who later became a Pharmacist there as well. George retired from Eckerd in 1996 and began a next career as a stay at home dad for his youngest daughters. During this time he was a regular at school and sporting events as he enjoyed his recent years watching his children grow and prosper and a recipient of James Cash Penny Award for Community Service and 2002 SERVE Award and Hillsborough County Parent/Family Involvement Award. In addition to his wife and children, George was known for his affinity for University of Kentucky basketball as well as Kentucky Fried Chicken, Cheetos, and Ice Cream. He also enjoyed an occasional Jack-n-Coke and Cigar, much to the chagrin of Physicians.

A celebration of life service will be 5-7pm on Friday January 24th at Blount & Curry Funeral Home Oldsmar West Hillsborough Chapel in Tampa (6802 Silvermill Dr. Tampa, FL 33635). All are welcome to attend in celebrating George’s life.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 24, 2020

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