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Tarrytown Scientist R.W. "Billy Bob" Hamilton dies

R.W. “Billy Bob” Hamilton, Ph.D. died unexpectedly on Sept. 16, 2011 of cancer. He was born on June 6, 1930 in Midland, TX.

Dr. Hamilton was a world-leading physiologist with over five decades of specialization in diving, aerospace, and environmental physiology with particular interest in decompression, breathing gases, and the effects of pressure. Ten of these years (1964-1974) were as a scientist and director of the worlds' leading environmental physiology and diving research laboratory at the Union Carbide Research Center in Tarrytown, NY. He was a graduate of University of Texas , Texas A&M and University of Minnesota . Dr Hamilton was a devoted parishioner at Christ Episcopal Church, Tarrytown. He served in many capacities.

Dr Hamilton is survived by his wife, Kathryn, daughters, Lucy and Sally, two sisters, five grandsons and an untold number of admirers.His family asks that donations be made to American Cancer Society or Christ Episcopal Church. Funeral services were Sunday 4 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, Tarrytown.

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