Mavin Kyle Hamilton, 9, passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at The Toledo Hospital, Toledo.
He was born May 5, 2003, in Fostoria, to Leslie E. Kroetz, who survives him in Fostoria, and Rodney Hamilton, who survives him in Maui, Hawaii.
Also left to cherish his memory are his two sisters, Mazzy James Hamilton and Mylin Hamilton, both of Fostoria; half brother, Bronson Hamilton of Defiance; maternal grandparents, Edward and Sandra Kroetz of Fostoria; paternal grandparents, Mary Lou Hamilton of Fostoria and Tivis Hamilton of Kentucky; an aunt, Kristine M. (Steve) Kent of Fostoria; six uncles, Michael (Angie) Kroetz of Tiffin, Jeffrey (Angie) Kroetz of Perrysburg and Patrick Kroetz, Jonathan Kroetz and Phillip (Alisha) Kroetz, all of Fostoria, and Gary Naugle of Findlay; and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by an uncle, Kyle Kroetz; maternal great-grandparents, Robert and Eleanor Kroetz and Gerald and Margaret Leisenring; and paternal great-grandparents, Wallace and Verna Robinson.
Mavin was in the fourth grade at Fostoria Intermediate Elementary School where he was a member of the Science Club.
He was a "great" big brother whom his sisters adored. He liked to go fishing and ride his bicycle, was quite a dancer and loved music. Mavin had a crazy sense of humor and a LARGE personality as well as a HUGE heart.
Mavin was a very caring and compassionate boy, always putting others before himself. Upon his death, he remained so by donating his organs to four young people, saving their lives by doing so.
Mavin was "mommy's big guy."
A special heartfelt thank you to the staff, especially the nurses, of Toledo Hospital Pediatric ICU for their endless compassion and care given to Mavin. You all went above and beyond.
Memorial visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, 407 N. Countyline St., Fostoria.
His memorial service will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, at the funeral home with Pastor Dan Ritter officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Toledo Children's Hospital or to the charity of the donor's choice.
Online expressions of sympathy, fond memories, or photos may be shared by visiting www.mann-harefh.com.