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
I will miss you playing “Happy Birthday” to me on the phone Uncle Henry! So many great times and fun memories with you from lake vacations as a kid and hayrides out in Raymore as well as many more. I loved listening to you play the piano and I know you will be playing it for everyone in heaven. You will be missed here on earth. With love from your “Poola Marie”
We cannot begin to express how deeply sorry we were to learn of Henry’s passing. Heaven has gained the greatest chiropractor ever! He’ll be adjusting all those angel wings. His generosity in caring for all his neighbors’ aching bones will never be forgotten. He sent me home with a little taste of his meatballs and sauce, and I can still taste it today! I don’t think I’ve tasted better. We will always treasure two special memories with Henry and Karen. We hosted a neighborhood open house, and there was a 21st birthday. Henry’s ears perked up, that there was a birthday, and asked if there was a piano here. We spent the next two hours, downstairs, singing to “Happy Birthday” and every hymn we could recall! Later, we all scheduled dinner at Ophelia’s, Independence Square, as a surprise to Henry. His piano style was simply beautiful, the crowd seemed to know he’d be playing that night! We pray he’s practicing his beautiful music, preparing for the rest of us! A great friend, indeed!
Dear Karen & Family, I am so very sorry to read of Henrys Passing many wonderful memorys working with him during the lunch Hours at Anthonys may his soul along with all the souls of the faithful departed rest in enternal peace.Joe Pace.
We have been so blessed to have known Henry, Karen and their family. Henry was the most accomplished person ever; there was nothing he couldn’t do and do very well. The world is a little less bright without him in it. We send our love and prayers to Karen, Paul and Jennifer.
I just realized today that Henry passed away. I am truly sorry for your loss. I never knew any man more kind and dedicated to helping others. Dale and I so appreciated his efforts to help us and we enjoyed visiting with him. I hope my letter reached him. I was not positive I had the correct address. I wanted him to know how much we appreciated him. May our loving Heavenly Fatger comfort you and sustain you as you grieve.
Dale and Elizabeth Crotchett