Mr. Hamilton, 87, was born Nov. 20, 1925. He attended Tracy High School and served 35 years in the Navy.
Following his Navy career, he worked for the railroad for a time.
Survivors include his wife, Irene Hamilton of Stockton; a stepdaughter, Julie Scott of San Diego; a stepson, Barry Scott of Stockton; a sister, Dorothy Abourezk of Tracy; and a nephew.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Frances and Victor Hamilton; a sister, Nancy Henderson; and a brother, Melville Hamilton.