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Bryce William Hamilton

March 12, 1927 ~ July 17, 2017 (age 90)

Bryce Williams Hamilton

Bryce Williams Hamilton was born on March 12, 1927, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was born to Reah and Dale Hamilton and was the youngest son of four children. His siblings and their spouses, Marguerite (Lloyd) Bloomer, Jeanne (Robert) Van Dyke, and Marilyn (Sylvester)Yager, have predeceased him. Bryce was a loving husband to Joyce (nee Moored) Hamilton and a devoted father to Jayne (Stephen) Cooke and Carol Stefanik. He was a dear grandfather to Andrew (Georgette) Cooke, Jason Cooke, Amanda Stefanik, Elizabeth Stefanik, and Alexander Stefanik. He was a special great-grandfather to Liliana Cooke. He has several nieces and nephews that will miss him dearly.

Bryce began his adult life as a soldier. When he graduated from South High School, he was also in the ROTC. Due to this, he did not attend his own graduation ceremony as he was drafted into WWII. He served two tours of duty. For a little over a year, he was stationed in Bamburg, Germany as a clerk typist. At the end of the war, he sailed on the Charlotte to guard 2,000 German prisoners-of-war back to Germany.

When he returned from the war, he attended Grand Rapids Junior College and earned an Associate’s degree in business. Then, he took classes at the University of Michigan. He started a job in accounting with General Motors and began a career that would last 41 years. He moved his way up within the company to become a Senior Procedure Writer for Accounting and Finance.

He married Joyce and began family life. Throughout his life, Bryce was a wonderful father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was devoted to his family and friends. He had a great deal of kindness toward others and would give you the shirt off his back if he thought you were in need. Bryce had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to make those around him smile and laugh. People responded to and remembered his good humor and kindness. In one instance, a nursing home that he had previously been to, was asked to give him respite care. The home replied that they didn’t usually provide this service, but when they discovered that it was for him, they made an exception and opened their doors. He maintained his positive, upbeat attitude all through his life. When others were caring for his needs, he never complained about his condition and made sure to thank those who were caring for him. To the end, he continued to comport himself with dignity, integrity, and honor - a true soldier.

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