John McNeil Hamilton, born January 19, 1934, and formerly of Blue Anchor, NJ quietly slipped into the comforting arms of our Lord on November 5, 2018. Loving son of Mildred Hamilton Hartley and John McNeil Hamilton, Sr. He is predeceased by his wife Ruth Kerr; mother and father and sister Claire. He is survived by hi sister Mary Lou (Hamilton) Glatz of Mercer Island, WA.; nephews Dough Glatz of Portland, OR and Robin Cordero of Waterford Works, NJ; nieces, Lynne Glatz Jablonski of Anchorage, AK, Lori Glatz Scott and Sharon Glatz Scott of Mercer Island, WA; grandson, Billie Buchanan of Peachtree, GA and several grand nieces and nephews.
He has been a resident at the VA Memorial Home in Vineland, NJ for the last 4 years. Known to family members as Jack or Uncle Jack. He had a keen sense of humor, constantly telling a joke or a story to the staff and other residents of the VA home. John proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He had been a longtime member of the Lions Club. For many years John enjoyed weekly breakfast club meeting with old friends. He was the owner/operator of Hamilton Excavation and is known for the ability to do unusual and difficult jobs, like the original erection of the giant “Mr. Bill” statute by the restaurant of the same name on Rt. 73 in Blue Anchor.
The family would like to thank all of the caregivers at the VA Memorial Home in Vineland and Inspira Hospital. The family requests that you send no flowers. Donations would be appreciated to the VA Memorial Home in John’s honor to the NJ Veterans Memorial Home, 524 Northwest Boulevard, Vineland, NJ 08360. A memorial service will be held at a future date.