John Hamelin

ULYSSES - John Hamelin, age 61, died March 27, 2020. He was the son of William and Mary (Duraj) Hamelin and was born in Utica, New York, on December 30, 1958.

John attended Catholic Schools in Utica and retired from Mohawk Valley Community College. John moved to Ulysses to marry, Beth Brandt, on December 5, 2015. Their journey and love story made the Hutchinson Daily Newspaper in Kansas.

John is survived by his sister, Vickie Egresits of New York; brothers, Bill Hamelin of New York, and Carl Hamelin of Virginia; mother and father-in-law, Janet and Darrel Damon of Ulysses. John is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Beth; and sister, Dawn.

There is no service planned at this time. Arrangements are in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave., Ulysses, KS 67880. Condolences may be posted at