GENEVA – Dr. Winston V. Hamilton passed away on (November 6, 2012) at the age of 69, after a courageous battle with a long illness.
Friends may call at the DeVaney-Bennett Funeral Home. 181 N. Man St., on Thursday (Nov. 8) from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Friday (Nov 9) from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral Services will be at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday (Nov 10) in the funeral home and at 10 a.m. in St. Stephen's Church. Entombment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery
Mausoleum at the convenience of the family.
Contributions, in his memory, may be made to the Geneva Chapter of the NAACP or to the Organ procurement program or to a charity of one's choice .
Dr. Hamilton was a native of the Republic of Panama and came to the United State at the age of 18. He spent several years as a medical technologist at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, before enrolling in medical school at the University of Rochester.
Dr. Hamilton was a trailblazer as the first black physician in the City of Geneva. Many of his patients have said he was not only their doctor but a friend. He reluctantly retired this past March after 33 years of practicing in the area. Dr. Hamilton was honored by the Geneva Chapter NAACP on September 28, 2012 for his many
years of service to this community.
He is survived by his wife Nancy; daughters, Ashley and Alexis; sisters, Cyslin Small of New York City, Myrtle Santiago of Fla., Marva Hamilton of Penn., Dorothy Cummings, Edna (Alpheus) Blake and Violeta (Fabian) Carvalho all of Rochester. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Albert and Helen Isereau of Penn
Yan, N.Y., as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He was predeceased by his parents Albert and Iris Hamilton.