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March 17, 1931 - December 11, 2011


March 17, 1931 - December 11, 2011


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Obituary for Bradley J. HAMILTON

Bradley J. Hamilton


Bradley J. Hamilton, 80, of 71 Church St. Ct., passed away Sunday (December 11, 2011) at the Hornell Gardens.

Born in Buffalo, March 17, 1931, the son of Harold and Julia Osgood Hamilton, he had resided in Buffalo during his early life, Angelica and the Smith Pond area before moving to Hornell. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as an engineer for the Erie Lakawanna Rail Road and later Conrail. Brad served his country as a member of the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Hornellsville Lodge # 44 F&AM and a life member of the Corporal Joseph J. Mooney Post #2250 Veterans of Foreign Wars in Hornell.

He was predeceased by his parents, one brother, Raymond Hamilton, and his step-son, Ronald Brott.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Patterson Brott Hamilton of Hornell, 3 sons, Bradley of Buffalo, Timothy of Pittsburg, PA, and Scott Hamilton of Tonawanda , daughters Margaret Beth Duffy of Orchard Park and Edna Hamilton of Hornell, Step-son, Steven Brott of Hornell, Step-daughters, Jean (Clarence) Freas of Arkport, Judith (James) Bicker of North Hornell and Cindy Plank of Hornell, 2 sisters, Elaine Smith of Avoca and Laura Reihnardt of Long Island. 5 Grandchildren, 14 step-grandchildren, nieces & nephews.

To send a remembrance to the family, please visit The family is being assisted by Gerald R. Brown, Director.

There will be no calling hours. A private memorial service with military honors will be held at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home in Hornell. Burial will be in Howard Cemetery.

The family requests that those wishing make memorial contributions to the Hornell Area Humane Society. 7649 Industrial Park Road, Hornell, NY 14843.

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