Memorial Service For Hamilton This Weekend

After a courageous battle with cancer over the past year, Dr. George W. Hamilton, Jr. passed away on Friday, July 9, 2004, at his home in State College. The leadership of the Pennsylvania Turfgrass Council, his many friends and former students in the turfgrass industry, and his peers in turfgrass education, join Dr. Hamiltonís family in sorrow over his loss.

A memorial service in celebration of Dr. Hamiltonís life will be held at 3 pm on Saturday, July 17, 2004, at the St. Paulís United Methodist Church in State College. (Located at the corner of McAllister and College Avenue.)

As a dedicated member of the Technical Advisory Committee, Dr. Hamilton provided leadership to PTC over many years, generously contributing his talents, knowledge and resources to our educational efforts. In 2000 he was the recipient of PTCís highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award. He had been involved in Penn Stateís turfgrass program since 1982 where he was equally celebrated, having been honored in 1998 with the creation of the endowed George W. Hamilton, Jr. Graduate Fellowship in Turfgrass Science. His professional honors also included Innovator of the Year by the Northeast Weed Science Society in 1994 and 1997 and the Governorís Award for Environmental Excellence in 1996.

Equally noteworthy and valued are the memories George created among all who knew him for his ďpositive outlook, innovation, and commitment to students and the turfgrass industry.Ē

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