Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1968

Andy Hamilton ANDREW M. HAMILTON, 53, a custom saddle maker and owner of Hamilton's Saddle Shop in Westbrookville, NY, & longtime area resident, died suddenly on Sept. 13, 2002 in Marshall's Creek, PA. The son of Juanita Hamilton and the late William P. Hamilton, was born October 18, 1948 in Ranger, TX. He was a member of Holy Name Roman Catholic Church in Otisville; communicant of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Roman Catholic Church in Middletown; a member of the Academy of Western Artists; a corporate member of Working Ranch Cowboys Association; a member of the Dry Creek Arts Fellowship in Flagstaff, AZ; and a Veteran of the United States Navy Corpman in Vietnam. Andy was part of the winning '67-68 Bulldog football teams at Ranger High School. He played guard and linebacker under Coaches DeWitt Jones and Charlie Smith. He was a runner-up state linebacker in '67. He was featured in many Abilene Reporter stories for the intensity of the games played those years, and his ferocity in playing football was well known in the area. He was #61 in those years. Andy moved to New York in the late 60's after 2 years at Sul Ross University, being stationed in New York with the Navy. Survivors at the time of his death include his wife, Lois Czaikowski Hamilton of the home; son, Stephen Hamilton of Brooklyn; daughters, Rachel and Amanda Hamilton of Palm Beach, FL; his mother, Juanita Hamilton of Ranger; brother, Jimmy Hamilton (RHS-1968) of Ranger; sisters, Vivian Hamilton Robichaud (RHS-1972) of Philadelphia, PA, Patsy Hamilton Davis (RHS-1973) of Eastland, TX and Susan Hamilton Butler (RHS-1975) of Washington DC; another brother, Edward Hamilton (RHS-1977) of Sunnyvale, CA; as well as aunts, uncles, several nieces and nephews.