James M. Hamilton
July 12, 2011


Life Legacy

HAMILTON, JAMES M., 71, formerly from Henderson, Nevada, passed away in Sebring, FL , on July 12, 2011. He was born in Tunkannock, PA to Ruth & Donald Hamilton, moved to Towanda, PA & later Binghamton, NY, where he graduated from Binghamton Central High in 1957. He attended Nyack University, Nyack, NY where he majored in theology & studied the Russian language. He was assigned to the US Naval Security Group and was a member of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron One, serving as a Russian linguist. He received numerous commendations and medals for his service to the Armed Forces. After serving seven years with the US Navy, he received an honorable discharge and joined the US Army Reserve to work for the Dept of Defense, The National Security Agency as a cryptologist. After retirement, with the government, he moved from Glen Burnie, MD to Las Vegas, NV to live his dream. Jim will always be remembered for his knowledge of sports (Especially baseball) and how he loved to gamble on his teams. He is survived by his sister, Pat Wilk, Sebring, FL; brother, Thomas J. (Clair) Williams, Albany, NY; nieces, Debbie Kuykendall, Patricia Massung; nephews Raymond Kuykendall, Simon Wilk and Joseph Wilk. Jim was a member of the Henderson American Legion and V.F.W. He was buried with military honors at Sarasota Veterans Cemetery, Sarasota, FL on July 18th.

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Place of Birth: Tunkannock, PA
Death: July 12, 2011
Place of Death: Sebring, FL
Veteran of the U.S. Navy
member of the Henderson, Nevada
American Legion and V.F.W.


He was buried with military honors
at Sarasota Veterans Cemetery,
Sarasota, FL on July 18th

         Survived By

Pat Wilk, Sister
Thomas J. (Clair) Williams, Brother
Debbie Kuykendall, Neice
Patricia Massung, Neice
Raymond Kuykendall, Nephew
Simon Wilk, Nephew
Joseph Wilk, Nephew


08/01/2011 - Albert J. Smedley
During your lifetime you meet or pass a tremendous number of people. Some have a direct affect on your life and others leave a lasting impression. James is one of the later. Having Jim for a friend was a real treat. He was a very great friend who would do anything for a friend and was known for his dry humor. A great sports fan, he was an authority on many sports and would share his knowledge with anyone. Deeply regret his passing but though it is a cinch he is in a better place and is watching down on us. Rest in Peach Jim and may god surely bless you. Goodbye my friend and we at Post 40 will toast you at the beginning of baseball season as long as I still walk this earth. So long my great friend.