Willis Hamilton

WILLIS BEATTY HAMILTON Willis Beatty Hamilton, age 97, of Elmhurst, retired Executive Vice President and Midwest Regional Manager of Shearson Loeb Rhodes, Inc, World War II Veteran, passed away, April 9, 2013. Devoted husband of over 73 years to Louise Hamilton nee Smith. Loving father of Sally, James (Sharon), Stephen (Denise), Ann (Terry), and Michael (Debra). Dear grandfather of Timothy, Todd and Jeffrey. He was a native of Paris, Illinois and a proud graduate of the University of Illinois. He served 65 months in the Air Corps during World War II and left the service as a Lieutenant Colonel. In 1946, he joined the stock brokerage firm A.C. Allyn & Co. During the 35 years in the securities business, he was also associated with F.I. DuPont & Co., Hornblower & Weeks and Shearson Loeb Rhoades. He was a former member of the Chicago Board of Trade, University Club of Chicago and a life member of the University of Illinois Alumni Association. He was an Elmhurst resident of 66 years, an avid traveler, reader, historian and member of Immaculate Conception parish. A memorial mass at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 134 Arthur St, Elmhurst, IL, 60126, on April 23, 2013, at 9:30am with inurnment immediately following at St. Mary 's in Elmhurst IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Immaculate Conception Church or University of Illinois Alumni Association, c/o U of I Alumni/Association, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana, IL. 61801, would be appreciated. For more info 1-630-834-1133 or www.pedersenryberg.com

Funeral Home

Pedersen-Ryberg Mortuary
435 York Road Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 834-1133

Published in Suburban Life Publications on Apr. 19, 2013