GORDON HAMILTON-OUR ANGEL
Gordon Scott Hamilton was born to Sandy and Sam Hamilton on November 23, 1973 and was called to the Lord on Sunday, (January 23, 2005). He graduated from Kingswood-Oxford High School in 1991 and the College of the Holy Cross in 1995. Gordon married his high school sweetheart, Chastity Rodriguez, on July 24, 1999. To them, a beautiful son, Noah Todd Rodriguez Hamilton, was born on March 10, 2004. Gordon was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, coach, mentor, role model, friend, confidant, counselor and avid sports and music fan. Gordon was most passionate about family, proudly calling himself a "family man" first. He knew the importance of the words, "I love you" and said them often to family and friends alike. Gordon's most cherished moments were his morning time with Noah and taking long Sunday drives with Chastity and Noah. A person skilled in many sports, Gordon excelled as a member of the basketball teams at Kingswood and Holy Cross, earning numerous honors and awards. He became a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity in October 1993, honoring the tradition of his father and grandfather, Frank Gordon. Upon graduation from Holy Cross, Gordon pursued his other passion and played professional basketball in Belgium and South Africa. He later coached basketball, serving as an assistant coach at the State University of New York Binghamton and Central Connecticut State University. He was employed by the city of Hartford's Department of Recreation and Youth Services but the highlight of his day was serving as the head coach at the Watkinson School in Hartford, Connecticut where he served for four seasons. Gordon was loved by all and his memory lives through his wife and son, Chastity and Noah, as well as his parents, Sam and Sandy.
Before his unfortunate passing, Gordon often spoke of plans for a program that would influence youth throughout his home state of Connecticut. Positive Impact New York will honor Gordon’s legacy that was cut short and continue the work he started.