Brethren, below are lists of Brethren reported as passed during 2018 to date. They are listed in the year they were reported, although they may have passed prior to then. They are also listed in the order in which I received the notification and show the actual date of death. I am working on adding hyperlinks to their on-line obituaries and hope to have this ready soon. My sincerest condolences to the families of our deceased Brethren.
Harry Elam Hamilton, Jr., 90, formerly of Geneseo, died Friday, May 21, 2021, in Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community, Charleston, SC.
Services are 11 a.m. Friday, May 28, in the Horizon Room at Trimble Funeral Home at Trimble Pointe, 701 12th Street, Moline, with Fr. Dustin Fecht officiating. A Masonic Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday under the direction of Stewart Lodge #92, and visitation will follow until funeral time. Burial is in Greenview Memorial Gardens. A luncheon at CityView Celebrations at Trimble Pointe will follow the burial. Memorials may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Harry (Bob) was born June 18, 1930, to Harry E. Sr. and Charlie-Etta (Foster) Hamilton. He married Myrna Robyt DeBlock on August 4, 1967, in Rock Island. Myrna preceded him in death on November 1, 1987. Harry graduated from high school in Pamplin, VA and Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, VA. He served in the US Army in Korea, earning two bronze battle stars. He was an engineer with John Deere for 24 years, retiring in 1988. Harry was active in the Masonic fraternity. He was a member of Stewart Lodge #92, AF & AM, Geneseo, and Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Moline, where he was a 33rd Degree Mason and past Commander-in-Chief and served as Corporate Secretary for several years. He enjoyed gardening, reading, and family genealogy.
Harry is survived by children and spouses, Brenda Hamilton of San Jose, California, Stephanie and Chuck Schneider of Plano, Illinois, Steve and Stephanie Hamilton of North Liberty, Iowa, Melissa and Mike Chapman of Geneseo, and five grandchildren, Joshua Schneider, Ashleigh Schneider, Tenley Hamilton, Ross Chapman, and Savannah Chapman. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Grace Fingerson and H. Foster Hamilton.
The family would like to thank the staff at Bishop Gadsden for the wonderful care and support they provided to Harry and his family.
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