Shirley LeRoy "Scye" Hamilton, 88, formerly of Route 957, Columbus, Pa., died at his home in Sugar Grove, Pa., surrounded by his family on Tuesday, July 3, 2012.
He was born in Corry, Pa., on Nov. 8, 1923, a son of the late Roy E. And Ruth E. Holden Hamilton.
Scye was raised and educated in the Corry and Columbus areas. As a young man, he worked at General Electric in Erie, for several years. He than began working for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in Warren County. Scye was employed there for more than 24 years, retiring on Oct. 25, 1985. He had also helped on his father's dairy farm in Sugar Grove for many years.
Shirley LeRoy “Scye” Hamilton
He was a faithful parishioner of New Creation Assembly of God Church and the Zion Tabernacle Church, both in Jamestown, N.Y. He enjoyed spending time with his family.
In addition to his parents, Scye was preceded in death in January 1995 by his wife, Etta I. Kelsey Hamilton, whom he married on Nov. 10, 1951, in Corry, Pa.; and a grandson, Donald K. Vik Jr. in October 1998.
Scye is survived by a daughter, Suzanne M. Vik and her husband, Donald, of Sugar Grove, Pa.; a grandson, Richard C. Vik and his wife, Kristin, of Nashville, Tenn.; three great-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to call at the Bracken Funeral Home, 315 N. Center St., Corry, Pa., on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service there at noon. The Rev. William Blair of the New Creation Assembly of God, Jamestown, N.Y., and the Rev. Robert Reeves of the Zion Tabernacle, Jamestown, N.Y., will officiate.
Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Pa.
Memorials may be made to the New Creation Assembly of God Church, 116 S. Main St., Jamestown, NY 14701; or Regional Home Health and Hospice, 13675 Route 6, Corry, PA 16407.