Ronald E. Hamilton, 64: Vietnam War veteran

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STANDISH — Ronald Earl Hamilton, 64, died Aug. 28, surrounded by loved ones at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House.

On June 27, 1946, he was born in Portland, a son of Margaret E. Pelton Hamilton and James W. Pelton, and attended Portland schools.

After he graduated from Portland High School in 1964, he served in the U.S. Air Force for four years and was stationed in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968.  

In 1978 he graduated from the University of Southern Maine.  

Over the years, Ronald worked for SMART Child and Family Services in Windham and for the Maine Judicial Branch at the administrative office of the courts in Portland, where he retired in April 2009 for health reasons.

He was a member of Presumpscot Lodge 70 A.F. and A.M. in Windham.

His brother Stephen Pelton predeceased him.  

Surviving are his wife of 27 years, Christine (Tarbox) Hamilton; a niece, Satoria Pelton-Angulo and her husband Michael, and a nephew, Justice Pelton and his wife Jennifer; a grandniece, Anna Sofia, and three grandnephews, Justice, Brosnan and Arcadian.

Visiting hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 10, at Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland.  

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11 at the funeral home.  

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at
Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 297 Cumberland Ave., Portland, ME 04101.

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