Robert M. Hamilton Sr. (Greywolf) born on June 24, 1935, passed away on January 2, 2017, at home in Norwalk, Ohio, surrounded by family.
A former Marine Pvt. 1st Class, Mr. Hamilton, was always involved in community services. Born in Newton Massachusetts, he traveled the country with his wife and family until they settled in South Jersey. He was a college graduate with 2 bachelor degrees from Stockton State College in Archeology, Anthropology, and was and Associate Professor.
He was an active participant in anything that was community based, he was co-founder with his wife of Ocean Inc. He was involved in the Head-start Program of Parkertown, N.J.
He was extremely talented in creating Native American jewelry, and sponsoring many native American events. He was well known and vocal of Native rights, history and all things to make Native American lives and issues better. He was the founder and president of the New Jersey Native American Association, which was founded for the health and well-being of all under privileged people. He was an active participant in the Governors Interstate Indian Council. He was also a participant and published author with the New Jersey Ethnic Experience, which is in the Library of Congress. He was an avid collector of stamps, coins, knives and all Native Artifacts. He was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, and great great grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his wife Diane M. (Dunham) Hamilton, 2 brothers Ernie (Margie) Hamilton, Donald Hamilton and 1 sister Bertina Brooks, 3 daughters, Roberta (Joseph) Delancey, Tracy Hamilton, Judi Lynn Hamilton, a grandson, John G. Colavito, 3 great grandchildren, Roman Thouvenin, Alexandria Raymond, Gracie Stanley,
He is survived by his children Jayne (Jim) Hall, Geraldine (Michael) DeLancey, Michelle (Thomas) Robinson, Robert Jr. (Barbara) Hamilton, Kimberly Hamilton, Kelly (Gene) McCowan, Christopher (Carmen) Hamilton Sr., Jarek (Katie) Hamilton, a granddaughter raised as his own Lynn Ann Thomas. He is also survived by 27 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren, and 2 great- great grandchildren Kane and Keaton Bare.
Visiting hours and a Time of Remembrance will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Maxwell-Tobie Funeral Home, 573 Mill Creek Road, Manahawkin, from 9am to 12:30pm. Interment to follow directly after visitation, at Somerset Hills Memorial Park, Basking Ridge N.J.
The family requests that any donations please be forwarded to the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation. Bright Focus Foundation Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, Maryland 20871 to honor Robert Hamilton (Greywolf) Sr.
A celebration of his life will be held at The American Legion Post 493 on Radio Rd, in Mystic Islands, N.J. on Wednesday, January 11th 2017 starting at noon.