Gerald E. “Jed” Hamilton, 89, of Allegheny Township, PA, passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at Quality Life Services-Apollo.
A son of the late Elmer Hamilton and Mabel (Lydick) Hamilton, he was born June 11, 1931, in West Leechburg.
Jed had been employed as a machinist by the Hyde Park Foundry for over 40 years before retiring in 1990. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean War. He was a member of the former Hope Lutheran Church of Hyde Park. Jed enjoyed spending time with his grandpuppies, Sadie and Dudley. He liked watching pro wrestling, war movies and westerns on TV, as well as whistling along while listening to country music.
Survivors include a son, Randy S. Hamilton of Allegheny Township; a daughter, Melody S. Peterman (Douglas) of Hyde Park; a sister, Pauline Hartzell (Robert) of Jamestown, NY; sisters-in-law, Sally Games of Leechburg, Peggy Hamilton of Lower Burrell; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Jo (Schottenheimer) Hamilton in June 2016; a son, Wendell D. Hamilton in July 2016; three brothers, Eugene, Clell and Raymond Hamilton.
Friends will be welcomed by his family on Friday, October 9, 2020 from 2-5 p.m. at Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, 170 Main Street, Leechburg (724-842-1051) followed by funeral ceremonies at 5 p.m. with Rev. Gary J. Lyon officiating. Private interment will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Gilpin Twp. at a later date.
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