Henry Paul Hamilton, Sr., loving husband and father of two, passed away November 14, 2020, at the age of 79. Henry was born February 16, 1941, in Kansas City, Kansas, to Harry and Molly (Gravino) Hamilton, and graduated from De LaSalle Military Academy in 1958. He married Karen Buck in 1960, and raised two children.
Those who knew Henry knew that he had a passion for service to others. He served in the U.S. Army as a military police officer from 1959-1961, where he was stationed in Germany. Henry retired as a Sergeant from the Kansas City, MO Police Department in 1996, after serving and leading in numerous divisions. Following a serious work-related injury, Henry became a believer in the power of chiropractics and himself graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College in 1976. If you were a patient of Henry’s, you knew that no one could provide “the elbow treatment” better than he could. Henry also earned his pilot’s license, and he flew and became an instructor of fixed-wing aircraft. One of his greatest gifts was his ability to move you with his passionate piano playing. Henry played for many local venues and events and was a regular accompanist for his church. Cooking and winemaking were two of Henry’s hobbies, and he took great pleasure in feeding his family and friends a home-cooked Italian meal. We will all greatly miss Henry’s intensity toward love and life.
Henry was preceded in death by his parents and five of his siblings. He is survived by his wife Karen, daughter Jennifer Galeassi (Tony), son Paul Hamilton (Kim), five grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and his brother Fred Brown.
A Catholic rosary will be said on Wednesday, 11/18/20, at 9:30 AM, at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 4313 SW State Route 7, Blue Springs, MO, followed by a visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Funeral services will begin at 11 o’clock; burial at Mount Washington, Independence, MO.
Blue Springs, MO
Blue Springs, MO