Duane Melvin Hamlin, 85, of North Fort Myers, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29 2013. He was born June 14, 1927, in Medina, Ohio.
He served in the U.S. Navy (Seabees) during World War II in the Philippines. Upon his return from the war, he worked at the Medina County Highway Department, where he later became the superintendent. After his retirement, he moved with his wife to Florida in 1980.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Joyce; daughter, Bonnie Bogard (Joseph); granddaughter, Nicole Bogard-Wilson (Cody); grandson, Andrew Bogard (Alyssa); and great-grandsons, Brandon and Adam Roshon. He also is survived by his brother, Robert Hamlin (Naomi); and sister, Gwen Elleton (Jon); along with two nephews and a niece.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Bertha Hamlin; and grandson, Shaun Bogard.
Per his request, there will be no service or memorial, however, if anyone wishes, they may donate to Hope Hospice in his honor.