HAMILTON, NJ-- Hamilton Township and neighboring Bordentown is mourning the loss of a longtime local business owner and active member of the small business community. Earl Hall passed away on October 28. He was 83 years old. 

Hall lived in Hamilton for 35 years after moving from Bordentown. Born in Jersey City, Earl spent his early years in North Jersey and was a veteran of the United States Army.

The owner of several local businesses, including Hometown Printing and Shipping in Bordentown City, Hall was a dedicated advocate for small business owners for many years. He was a Leadership Trust Member of the National Federation of Independent Business, an active member and past president of the Burlington Mercer Chamber of Commerce, and a member of Rotary International.

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The Chamber of Commerce mourned the loss of Hall on their Facebook page saying that "He was a tireless member of our chamber and on our Board of Directors for well over 30 years, serving selflessly in many leadership roles including President and for the past several years as Chairman of our annual 'Hidden Treasures' Art Scholarship Calendar. He will be greatly missed and our condolences go out to his family."

Hall was also a member of the Downtown Bordentown Association and served on Bordentown City's Economic Development Advisory Committee. 

"It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to one of Bordentown City's longtime business owners and all around terrific guy," wrote the Downtown Bordentown Association on its Facebook page. "We will miss his dedication to the small business community and send our deepest sympathies to his family."

Earl is survived by his wife, Linda, five children, thirteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. 

Private services and entombment will be held at the Saul Colonial Home in Hamilton Square, NJ.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Earl's memory to St. Francis Medical Center by visiting In Memory Of at inmemof.org.

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