Jeffrey L. Hamilton 69, of Bedford, died Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Select Specialty Hospital, Johnstown.

He was born on Jan. 12, 1950 in Harrisburg, a son of the late Elmer and Rebeca (Harris) Hamilton. On Aug. 13, 1998 in Bedford, he married Sara (Harbaugh) Hamilton, who survives along with the following family: a daughter, Jerrichah Ickes and husband Travis, of Bedford, a son Edward Scalla and wife Tina, of Bedford, Eric Scalla and wife Michelle, of Buffalo Mills, a son Jeffrey Hamilton, of California, and a son Cody Eicher, of Bedford; two grandchildren: Tenor and Sterling; two grand-dogs: Peyten and Marlee; a brother, Ronald Hamilton and wife Lena, of San Francisco, CA; and three sisters: Ellen Franklin, widow of Ross, of Bedford; Sue Hamilton-James, widow of Thomas, of Harrisburg; and Dauphine Logan and husband Mateo, of California. He was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law: Bill and Shirley Hamilton, and an adolescent brother.

Jeff was a member of Christ Victory Church, in New Buena Vista. He was a Cross Country and Track and Field Coach for Bedford High School, and was the recipient of the Bedford County Sports Hall of Fame Special Community Award. Jeff enjoyed attending gymnastics with his daughter, and completed a half marathon in 2016.

Friends and Family will be received on Thursday, Jan. 31, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Christ Victory Church, 470 Buena Road, Manns Choice. A memorial service will be held private. Arrangements by the Timothy A. Berkebile Funeral Home, in Bedford. In lieu of flowers family asks that contributions be made in Jeff’s name to: BHS Cross Country, c/o Michele Fisher, 330 E. John Street, Bedford, PA 15522. Our online guestbook is available at

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