Leland Hamilton Jr., 88Published 10:12pm Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Leland Hamilton Jr., 88
Born: June 13, 1924
Died: Aug. 31, 2012
Leland Lawrence Hamilton Jr., 88, passed away Aug. 31, 2012.
He was born June 13, 1924, in Dayton, Ohio, to Leland and Mildred (Miller) Hamilton. He moved to Niles at an early age. While attending Niles High School, he was a member of the State Championship Basketball Team and State Champion in the high hurdles. He graduated from Niles High School in 1942.
He served as Decorated Sergeant in the US Army during WWII. He married Lola Mae Dalenberg Sept. 4, 1946, who preceded him in death on July 12, 2006. He owned and operated Hamilton Heating, Hamilton Monuments and was building inspector for the city of Niles.
Lee retired from the state of Michigan with over 20 years experience as an electrical inspector. He served in multiple capacities including Exalted Ruler of the BPOE of Niles.
He is survived by his brother Robert (Janice) Hamilton, sister Carol (Greg) Dellinger; six children, Leslie Louise (Richard) Mull, Leland Lawrence (Deborah) Hamilton III, Lyle Louis Hamilton, Laura Leigh Hamilton, Lisa Lynn (Matthew) Bruni and Lane Lindsay (Kerry) Hamilton; grandchildren, Alec, Ian and Cameron Mull, Alycia Williams, Kelly Marrow and Sara Zawacki, Jordan and Adam Bruni, Lindsay, Lauren and Logan Hamilton; great-grandchildren, Finn, Lola, Eli and Vivian Mull, Alivia, Alaina and Alexa Williams, Kyleigh Deming, Alyssa, Audry and Lexy Zawacki.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Final resting place with Lola will be at Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles.