Bernard F. Hamilton, 87, of Tucson, AZ, formerly of Sawkill, NY, died Friday February 26, 2021 at his home.
He was born January 24, 1934 in Kingston the only child of the late Bernard and Frances (Naccarato) Hamilton.
Bernie grew up on the family farm in Sawkill and loved being surrounded by nature and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a proud member of the Local 17 Laborers Union for 69 years.
He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Rosemarie Ellsworth Hamilton on November 30, 2012.
Surviving are his children, Rosemary Crookston of Sevierville, TN, Bernard L. Hamilton of New Paltz and David M. Hamilton of Knoxville, TN, his son-in-law, Dennis Crookston, and daughter-in-law, Irene Hamilton and his grandchildren, Thomas, Tighe, Tiffany, Traci and Tatiana Crookston and many cousins.
Bernie’s family will receive friends during a walk-through visitation period at the Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home, 339 Broadway Ulster Park, Town of Esopus, on Saturday, March 6, 2021 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. His funeral service will be private. Burial will take place in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Sawkill.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to: The Friends of St. Ann’s Church, c/o Lisa Arold, 51 Powder Mill Bridge Road, Kingston, NY 12401