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George Felix Hamel
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Birth: Nov. 26, 1919
Death: Feb. 26, 2013

George F. Hamel, a retired Army Colonel and public affairs specialist who later was an administrator with the Fairfax County (VA) Public Schools, died February 26, 2013 at age 93. Col. Hamel, who lived in Arlington and McLean, VA, for more than 35 years, retired to Ocean City, MD, in 2001, then moved to Selbyville, DE, in 2012. Col. Hamel loved both his Army career and his service with Fairfax County Public Schools, but the true treasures of his life were his wife and family.
Survivors include his beloved wife of more than 60 years, Arline, of Selbyville, DE; four daughters, Cynthia McManus of Arlington, MA, Janet Hamel of Orono, ME, Dr. Sally Dowling of Ocean City, MD, and Molly Wilson of Camp Hill, PA; and three sons, George Jr. of San Francisco, CA, James of Williamsburg, VA, and William of Bryn Mawr, PA. He is also survived by his brother Richard, 22 grandchildren, and one great-grandson.
There will be a visitation on Saturday, March 2 at Holy Savior Catholic Church in Ocean City at 10 am, with a mass of Christian burial celebrated at 11 am. Interment will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Holy Savior Catholic Church, 1705 Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City, MD 21842; to the George Hamel Undergraduate Scholarship Fund at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison, UW Foundation, U.S. Bank Lockbox, Box 78807, Milwaukee, WI 53278-0807; or to the charity of your choice.

Published in The Washington Post on February 28, 2013

GEORGE F. HAMEL

A retired Army Colonel and public affairs specialist who later was an administrator with the Fairfax County (VA) Public Schools, died February 26, 2013 at age 93. Col. Hamel, who lived in Arlington and McLean, VA, for more than 35 years, retired to Ocean City, MD, in 2001, then moved to Selbyville, DE, in 2012. Col. Hamel loved both his Army career and his service with Fairfax County Public Schools, but the true treasures of his life were his wife and family.

Survivors include his beloved wife of more than 60 years, Arline, of Selbyville, DE; four daughters, Cynthia McManus of Arlington, MA, Janet Hamel of Orono, ME, Dr. Sally Dowling of Ocean City, MD, and Molly Wilson of Camp Hill, PA; and three sons, George Jr. of San Francisco, CA, James of Williamsburg, VA, and William of Bryn Mawr, PA. He is also survived by his brother Richard, 22 grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

There will be a mass of Christian burial on Wednesday, August 28 at 12:45 p.m. at Ft. Myer (VA) Memorial Chapel followed by a procession to Arlington National Cemetery, where interment will take place with full military honors.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Holy Savior Catholic Church, 1705 Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City, MD 21842; to the George Hamel Undergraduate Scholarship Fund at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison, UW Foundation, U.S. Bank Lockbox, Box 78807, Milwaukee, WI 53278-0807; or to the charity of your choice.

Published in The Washington Post on August 25, 2013 
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 35, Site 3452
 
Created by: David McInturff
Record added: Feb 28, 2013
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George Felix Hamel
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