Deceased June 28, 2015
Richard Bradford Hamilton of Norman, Okla., passed away on June 28, 2015. He was born in Portland, Maine, to G. Bradford and Mary (Fay) Hamilton.
Dick was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Norman. A musical person, he played the piano by ear and was part of the college band when he attended Amherst. Richard started his working life as a teenage lobsterman on the coast of Maine and continued his enjoyment of the outdoors in his work in marine hardware sales and hunting and fishing supply sales. He liked traveling as well, moving from Maine to Virginia to Arizona to New Mexico, where he married Patricia “Trish” Marshal on Aug. 8, 1963. They were married 51 years. After they were married, the Hamiltons moved to Wyoming and Montana before settling in Oklahoma. Dick was 39 years old and a confirmed bachelor when he met Trish, a mother to three children. He often said, “My wife had all the children.” Richard was dearly loved and will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his wife; three children—Linda Rufi of Poquoson, Va., Paul Holbrook of Upton, Calif., and John Holbrook of Noble, Okla.; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other loving family members and friends.
Howard Gelin ’47