Hamilla, age 70 of Chesterton, passed away on September 4, 2018.
He was born on May
9, 1948 in Warren, OH, to Stephen Hamilla Jr., who preceded him in death in
1989, and Valeria J. Hamilla (Berdak), who survives in Pennsylvania.
David is survived
by his loving children: Jennifer (Steve) Onuska, Nate (Stephanie) Hamilla,
Stephanie (Matt) Leslie, all of Pennsylvania, and Rachel (George) Hamilla of
Ohio; his grandchildren: Adalyn Onuska, Kali Hamilla, Kendra Onuska, Ethan
Hamilla, and Maddox Leslie; and by his siblings: Brian (Denise) Hamilla of
Pennsylvania, Jean Hamilla of Oregon, and Gail Zuby of California.
served his country in the United States Navy during Vietnam. He was a
biologist, geologist, chef, and environmental consultant. He was interested
in all things regarding fauna, flora, and geological aspects of this planet.
His love of the subjects was exhibited in his constant desire to teach
others. His latest work involved botanical studies and publications
concerning the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
A Memorial Service
will be held at a later date.
under the care of White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN.
Memories may be