Linn Frank Hamilton

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Linn Frank Hamilton, 76, formally of Western Avenue, Houston, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2012, in Cottingham Retirement Community, Cincinnati, Ohio.


Mr. Hamilton was born May 28, 1936, in Washington, a son of the late James Taggart and Jeanette Cummings Hamilton.


On April 26, 1965, he married Louise Ann Lemme, who preceded him in death June 1, 2003.


Mr. Hamilton was a fifth-generation dairy farmer and, for 20 years, he operated the family dairy farm located in Washington County. He was passionate about the plight of the local dairy farmer. Before taking over the family farm, he managed the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Office in Crawford County from 1968 to 1980. In 2009, he retired from Quest Diagnostic, where he had been employed as a medical courier.


He graduated from Washington & Jefferson College, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in liberal arts. He furthered his education by earning a master’s degree in political science from Edinboro University. An arts enthusiast, he was an avid poet and loved Mozart and playing the piano.


Mr. Hamilton is survived by a daughter, Lisa M. Whitehouse and husband Richard of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; a son, James D. Hamilton and wife Katherine of Cincinnati; and a granddaughter, Eleanor Hamilton.


In addition to his parents and his wife, Louise, of 38 years, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ben and David Hamilton.


Family and friends are invited from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 404 Chestnut Street, Meadville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 8, with Dave Derby officiating. Interment will take place in St. Brigid Cemetery, West Mead Township. Share condolences at www.miznerfuneralhome.com.


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