Alvin Hamilton

Obituary of Alvin Hamilton

Mr. Alvin Hamilton was born in Bradenton, Florida to the late Eddie L. Hamilton and Rebecca Hamilton. Mr. Alvin Hamilton entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Alvin was employed at Bausch & Lomb for many years and retired in 2009. Although he had no biological children of his own, he was revered as a mentor and father-figure to his nieces and nephews. He leaves five sisters: Reverend Joyce Hamilton, Jacqueline Edwards, Berda Goff or Rochester, New York, Veleta DeWalt (Florida) and Sherry Britt of Sodus, New York; four brothers: David Britt (deceased), Keith Hamilton of Rochester, New York, Jose Britt, and Willie Britt of Sodus, New York; six special friends: Ethel Williams, Patricia Walker, Diane Thomas, Willie Mae Pradia, Loretta Pradia and Chris Steward. He truly understood the meaning of love your neighbor as thy self. He was always willing to help someone less fortunate than himself. Even if bobby didn’t have much, he would still give you the shirt off his back. His couch was always available and hosted many people in need. He was a social butterfly, and anyone that encountered him became a friend for life. To know him was to love him. Bobby was an intellectual person, deep thinker and great conversationalist. He could hold a conversation on most any subject and could talk for hours. He was a mentor and confidant to many, and a person that you could tell anything, and it would not go any further. Bobby’s first love was music. He was known as Suga Bear to the music world, primarily because he was a gentle giant. He was a songwriter, producer, talent scout, and musician. He was one of the best players in the City of Rochester. He was the CEO of Sitting Heavy Productions, which specialized in scouting new talent and band management. Bobby also played the bass with many bands, the most recent was the 585 Band, and at many venues in the community. He was a regular at the Battle of the Bands, Highland Bowl, and Clarissa Street Festival, just to name a few. Bobby began his spiritual walk as a Mormon with the Church of Jesus of Latter-Day Saints, where he was baptized. He later joined and became the bass player for True Vine Pentecostal Ministries. Bobby passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. He was predeceased by his father Edward P. Bullock, daughter, Icy Latrica Danforth-Taylor, grandmothers: Mary Bullock and Sarah Kendrick, and Grandfather Samuel Kendrick. He leaves to mourn his mother, Martha L. Bullock, granddaughter Saadai Iman Taylor, sisters Sandra, Connie and Donna Bullock, Pamala Brown-Grinion, Barbara Ann Ghee, and a close friend that was like a sister Magnolia (“Pat”) Smith, brother Larry (Beverly) Bullock, step brothers Herman and Lee Williams, and he had a special relationship with his niece Ta Tanisha Fowler. He also leaves to mourn a host of other relatives and friends. Rest in Heaven Bobby. We love you and you will forever be in our hearts.
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Saturday
7
March

Visitation at Main Service

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, March 7, 2020
First Genesis Baptist Church
292 Hudson Avenue
Rochester, New York, United States
Saturday
7
March

Funeral Service

12:00 pm
Saturday, March 7, 2020
First Genesis Baptist Church
292 Hudson Avenue
Rochester, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Riverside Cemetery
2650 Lake Avenue
Rochester, New York, United States
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