Richard Hamilton died on Jan. 10, 2010 at midnight, at home with his children Jessica, Caitlyn and Spencer, his wife Debra, brothers Mike and Pete, sister Debra, sister-in-law Linda and dog Brando by his side. He was 53.
Those that had the pleasure of knowing Rick knew a man who was fiercely proud of his family; he could fix anything, talk about everything and made friends everywhere he went. He exemplified patience, compassion and unconditional love.
Rick and Deb came to the islands 26 years ago after buying Cafe Captiva, which they owned and operated for four years. He also graced the islands with his artistic talent as a graphic designer and sign maker from the 1980's on. Periwinkle Way became decorated with countless examples of his creative ability. Rick spent the last 15 years as a Certified Financial Planner and the fix-it man for his wife's property management business. His life was truly "awesome" and he will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate expressions of sympathy through donations to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (https://www.dana-farber.org/how/gifts/).
A memorial service will be held at Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, located at 2304 Periwinkle Way, on Saturday, January 16 at 10 a.m.