Our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, Joseph Glenn Hamilton, born March 29, 1949, in Mobile, AL, passed away October 4, 2009, after a long and tough battle with GIST, a rare form of cancer. He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1993 after 26 years of dedicated service. He took part in the Persian Gulf War and Peacekeeping mission in Somalia. After his retirement, he joined American Red Cross San Diego/ Imperial Counties Chapter as a Program Services Coordinator and continued to serve the military community for seven years. He loved to travel, go to the Padres games, and to play golf with his friends. He was Secretary of the Board of Southern California Mexican American Golf Association (S.C.M.A.G.A.) and President of S.C.M.A.G.A. Carlsbad Chapter. He enjoyed taking part in planning the association’s annual golf tournament. He will be greatly missed by family, friends, and countless others whose lives were touched by him. He is survived by his wife, Takako; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Fabien Savary; son, Chris; grandchildren, Kylian and Jayna; brother, James; sister, Betty; three nephews and four nieces. In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that donations be made to: The Life Raft Group, 40 Galesi Drive, Wayne, N.J. 07470 liferaftgroup.org