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HAMILTON, Bruce Frederick

HAMILTON, Bruce Frederick

HAMILTON - Bruce Frederick February 2, 1924-November 21, 2015. Bruce F. Hamilton was born in Buffalo to parents Albert Hamilton and Edith Pickens Hamilton. He attended Burgard Vocational High School, and after graduating he worked for Bell Telephone in Syracuse, NY. From 1942-43, he trained as a pilot in the Civilian Pilot Training Program in the Airforce Reserve before joining the Army in 1944 and training as an electrical engineer. He served in the South Pacific in WW II and was discharged as a Sargent in 1946. Upon returning from the war, he married Betty Nelson, his wife of 67 years, and began working for Westinghouse Electric Corporation as a field service engineer and later as a service assistant. Bruce is survived by son Bruce Nelson Hamilton (Rita), daughter Amy Hamilton (Keith Atkinson), grandchildren Andrew Hamilton, Eric Atkinson and Stephen Atkinson, and great-grandchildren Jordan and Isabella Hamilton. Bruce was a master woodworker, loved to ski, fish, golf, and vacation with Betty at Miner's Bay Lodge in Ontario, Canada. He also loved New England architecture, and spent many happy days exploring New England with Betty enjoying the scenery and searching for antique bargains. He and Betty also took several road trips across the country to San Francisco, which was one of Bruce's favorite destinations. He was dearly loved by his family and many friends, and his kindness, patience, sense of humor, and inventive solutions to almost any problem will be greatly missed. Donations can be made in Bruce's name to the SPCA of Erie County.

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