Hamilton Breton Profile Photo
1940 Hamilton 2023

Hamilton Breton

March 15, 1940 — May 31, 2023

Galt, CA


Hamilton Bretón passed away on May 31, 2023 in Elk Grove, CA. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Ruth Bretón, and his children Leslie, Leila, and Gayle; sons and daughter in laws Bartolo Alvarado, Adam Swift, and Amanda DeBusk. Along with his six favorite grandchildren: Luis Alvarado, Julian Alvarado, AnaLucia Alvarado, Marco Petrusa, Julieta Petrusa, and Isabella Bretón-Swift. 

Born on March 15, 1940, in Bucaramanga, Colombia, Hamilton dedicated his life to service to the Baha’i Faith, his community, education, and his family. He imbued every handshake with kindness and generosity and undeniably spread joy and kindness as far and wide as he could go. An avid storyteller, he would regale those around him with tales of the many adventures and travels of his full life. 

Hamilton was a teacher for 25 years, caring for each of his students with the purest love, sharing his curiosity about how things worked with his many science experiments, and the joy of learning through puppetry. He would not only embrace each student, but their families as well – often forming lifelong bonds.  

Hamilton’s heart saw no bounds, welcoming strangers into his home and having them leave as family, changing many lives for the better. He will be deeply missed, and his legacy will live on in the many smiles, accomplishments, songs, and dad jokes of those who loved him, qualities which made him part of who he will forever be in our hearts and memories. 

Funeral services will be held on June 7, 2023, at 10:00am PDT at the East Lawn Funeral Home in Elk Grove, California. 

Donations can be made to your local public schools and/or the Alzheimer’s Association. 

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Hamilton Breton, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Service

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Pacific time)


Click to watch

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 280

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree