Linkin Joseph "Link" Hamilton, 6, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, in a house fire in Republic. He was joined in death by his parents, Joseph D. and Holly R. Hamilton; his brother, Jaxon D. Hamilton; and sister, Olivia R. Bondy.
Linkin was born Aug. 15, 2006, to Joseph D. and Holly R. (Adams) Hamilton. Linkin attended kindergarten at Seneca East School. He enjoyed running wildly, chasing and hugging his siblings and toy, motorized vehicles-anything with wheels. Linkin was an incredible (likely one of the world's best) charades player. Linkin was truly a miracle. He was born with numerous severe health problems. He endured more tests, surgeries, treatments and therapies than most adults. After conquering most issues and working with his remaining health issues, Linkin emerged courageous and fearless. He attacked life and all of its ups and downs with an unparalleled zest.
Linkin is survived by his paternal great-great-grandfather, George Bemke; his maternal great-great-grandmothers, Jean Adams and Renada "Ren" Funni; his paternal grandparents, Terry M. and Phillip C. (Dorie) Hamilton, Jr.; his maternal grandparents, Willy (Lisa) Adams and Chris Adams; his paternal uncle, Phillip C. (Jaime) Hamilton III; cousins, Phillip IV, Jacob and Benjamin Hamilton; his maternal uncle, Joshua Adams; his paternal aunt, Nicole L. Hamilton; his maternal aunt and her daughter, Heidi Adams and Destiny Gurley; and a large number of great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins and step-relatives.
His memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, with the Rev. Joseph Szybka officiating.
Visitation for family and friends will be 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Engle-Shook Funeral Home and Crematory, Tiffin, is assisting the family with their arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hamilton Family Benefit Fund, Firelands Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 8005, Bellevue, OH 44811.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.engleshookfuneralhome.com.