Austin Hamilton

December 08, 1998 ‒ July 20, 2020

Mansfield, Ohio

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MANSFIELD: Austin Matthew Hamilton, age 21, passed away July 20, 2020, at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital ER.

Austin was born December 8, 1998, in Mesa, Arizona, the firstborn of parents Richard & Tracy (Motta) Hamilton. As a child he was the “typical boy” who loved to swim and climb trees. Austin attended Lexington High School with the class of 2017 and was a member of the United States Marine Corps completing boot camp and infantry school.

Austin was gifted in the creative arts. He was a wiz on the computer and had taken a special interest in video editing. He also enjoyed creating artwork with spray paint, watching Anime, playing video games, and listening to music—especially Nirvana. He liked good food and was skilled at cooking. Those who knew Austin could tell you: he had a bit of an ornery streak, but also had a loyal and kind heart that will be dearly missed by his friends and family.

Left to mourn his loss are his loving parents Rich & Tracy Hamilton and sister Ashley Hamilton all of Mansfield, Ohio; paternal grandmother Marilyn L. Hamilton of Pandora, Ohio; aunt and uncles Teresa Hamilton of Leipsic, Ohio, Edward L. Hamilton, Jr. (Cathy) of Midland, Michigan, and Jack Motta of Mansfield, Ohio; cousins Brandy Hamilton of Toldeo, Ohio, David James “D.J.” Hamilton of Findlay, Ohio, Elizabeth Hamilton of Midland, Michigan, and Zach (Chloe) Hamilton of Midland, Michigan; and faithful canine companion Sofie.

Austin was preceded in death by paternal grandfather Edward L. Hamilton, Sr.; maternal grandparents Jack & Linda Motta; uncle David E. Hamilton; and aunt Kelly Motta.

His family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM Friday, July 24, 2020, in Snyder Funeral Home (2553 Lexington Avenue in Mansfield). A funeral service honoring his life will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, July 25, 2020, at Avenue Church (1756 Park Avenue West in Ontario) officiated by Pastor Nate Hultz and burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery. The use of a face mask will be required indoors as Richland County is under a level 3 health advisory and social distancing will be observed.

Contributions to Avenue Church or Nar-Anon may be made in his memory. Please make your check out to the charity and bring to his services or send to the funeral home (PO Box 3085, Mansfield, OH 44904).

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  • Words are never adequate enough in times like this. May you feel God’s loving arms surrounding you, giving you a peace that only He can give. ((Hugs)) and love to you all.

  • We were so sorry to hear of Austin’s passing. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time. I have remembered him in my prayers many times and especially when I saw him in the back yard…He is resting peacefully in the Lord’s arms now…May He Bless and Comfort you in the days ahead…Sincerely, Bill and Sharon Rastetter

  • We are so sorry to hear about Austin. You and he are in our prayers and thoughts. He’s at peace now.

  • Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. No words seem adequate, but we hope that he has found peace.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
    Austin was a beautiful boy and now he is an angel.
    May he rest in peace now that he is in God’s hands.

    Naomi Golden

  • Our hearts break for your family’s loss of such a genuine, funny, and creative soul. Austin and our son Jonathan were friends for years so when I think of Austin, I have so many memories to choose from. From elementary school, they’d hang out, play video games, joke around, and have the best time. When he was learning how to drive, Austin showed up out of the blue and said he couldnt drive by and not say hello. He even made sure to bring everyone in our family a small gift when he visited on Christmas Eve. Austin always had a smile on his face and never failed to join in on our family’s sarcasm. He felt like one of our own and we were so grateful that Jonathan had such a great friend in his life. I know the boys had drifted apart the last few years, but please know that we feel this loss regardless. Our thoughts and our sincerest condolences are with your family.

  • May God surround you during this darkest hour. May our prayers for comfort and peace be with you during this time.

  • We are so sorry to hear of your loss, our prayers go out to you an your family , let God help you through this time In your life, he is with God now an may he Rest In Peace.

  • Dear Tracy and family,
    I just heard about the loss of your precious son.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. And, I know in time with God’s help, you’ll survive this. The loss of a child is the worst thing a parent goes through, but there are many of us out here and we’re here for you. I’m here for you!
    Praying for God’s comfort for all of you.

  • Our deepest condolences from our family to yours. We have a lot of fond memories of Austin. Your son and my son were friends for a long time. I remember Austin coming over spending the night at our house. He was always smiling and very polite. When he would leave to go home he always would say, “Thanks
    for having me.” I remember him jogging from his house to ours. He was so determined to get into the service and worked so hard, we saw that. We were so proud of him. He love my Brazilian rice that always brought smiles to my face when he ate it. Such a sweet kid. We’ll miss him, am sorry for your loss – This is hard on our son and us. May God accept him into his arms.

  • Tracy, I am so so sorry to hear of your loss. I cannot fathom what your are going thru. Please know that your are in our thoughts and prayers. I remember the boys playing and riding bikes in the neighborhood when they were small. Please know that Lee, Grant and I send our deepest condolences.

    • Thank you everyone for your condolences. I appreciate the thoughtfulness. I really enjoyed the stories and hearing how important he was to your families. Thank you for loving and caring about him. Tracy Hamilton

  • I met Austin very briefly at Cedric’s life celebration and he seemed like a nice young man. I am so sorry for your loss. You have my sympathy at this time. I am Erika Baum’s friend Christy Goss.