In Memory

David Hamilton ‘72

David Hamilton ‘72

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07/22/20 09:25 AM #1    

Jeff Hamilton

David was always a good writer. Even though, like many, he found the transition to a stateside high school to be a challenge after so many years overseas, he went on to earn a master's from Northwestern in English, and worked as a publicist for the College of Du Page in suburban Chicago. He retired in 2011, and died not long afterwards after a brief illness. His writing won local awards, and he once wrote a hilarious story about the hijinks that adolescent boys could get up to on a Saturday in the Paris banlieue. This story featured characters based on his ASP friends Mark and Neal Rigby, and I hope to see it in print some day.

He was interested in all things military. He researched the regiment in which our great-great grandfather served during the Civil War, and thoroughly loved our frequent trips to the Waterloo battlefield when we lived in Brussels, prior to Paris.

Dave was fiercely loyal. When I ran for the student council in 11th grade, he beat everybody in a dash to the ballot box just so he could be the first one to vote for me.

07/26/20 04:00 PM #2    

Sally Perry (Pemrick)

Jeff, I was unaware that you had a brother in my late sister, Susan's class (1972). I am so sorry for your loss. I have found it difficult to reconcile losing a younger sibling; same for you?

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