A Fraternity Brother's Perspective on the Life of C. Ricardo Hamilton
Rick Hamilton devoted husband to his wife joy and father to David and Trisha-- An icon in the Maryland Real Estate Industry serving as principle Broker and Founder of Delta Real Estate in Waldorf, Maryland. Rick served on many professional board in the Real Estate Industry including the Maryland Association of Realtors. Brother Rick was extremely active in both residential and commercial development and supported his community as few have done. Extremely active in the Lion's Club and his beloved Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity at the University of Maryland. Rick was also a member of Omicron Delta Kappa. An Air Force veteran, Rick came to the University of Maryland in the early 1960's and became one of the University of Maryland's top student leaders and served Phi Kappa Tau as its' chapter President. After Graduation, Rick continued to serve as Board of Governors Chairman and then President of the House Corporation. Additionally, Rick served as a trustee of the Phi Kappa Tau Foundation. At Beta Omicron's Fiftieth Anniversary, Rick was named as an honorary founder of the chapter. Most will just remember Rick as a man with impeccable integrity and a man with a heart of gold. He gave not only of his money- but more importantly of his time. Sometimes seen as a tough guy, brothers that got to know Rick saw his tender side-- a compassionate and helpful man to Brothers in need. Rick demanded excellence but he stopped along the way to nurture the human spirit and helped so many young men develop the character they needed to be successful in life. In the last 10 years, one only needed to ask Rick about his Grandchildren to see his tender side. Our fraternity mourns the earthly loss of Rick Hamilton, but we know that, "There is one thing sure and certain, as we bow our heads in awe, that we will meet again in heaven, sure, in the name of Phi Kappa Tau.
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