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Michael Todd Hamrick

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Michael Todd Hamrick

Place of birth: Canton, GA

Michael Todd Hamrick was born June 10, 1973 in Canton, Georgia. Known by all as “Todd”, Michael Todd Hamrick was the last child and son of the late JoAnn Reinhardt Hamrick and William Franklin Hamrick and the brother of the late Terri Hamrick Lamanac and the late Scott T. Hamrick.

Todd was a graduate of Cherokee High School class of 1992, where he was a member of the Cherokee H.S. Warriors’ marching band. After high school, Todd immediately left Canton, Georgia and headed directly to New York City to begin his education and career in the Fashion and Beauty industries. In 1997, Todd graduated New York City’s renowned Learning Institute for the Beauty Sciences. That same year Todd accepted a position as a private stylist at the Salon Amici. After 7 years as a Salon Amici stylist, Todd completely changed industries , and spent the final 14 years of his career as a most successful technology recruiting consultant for the Benx Corporation.

Todd was a memorable figure in New York City’s LGBT night life and social circles. His stage characterizations of “Terminator ZERO: Michelle vs. Carla” and “Jenny, The Saran Wrap Icicle Queen”, after all these years, still resonate within those who saw Todd perform. And, of course, at every summer’s New York City PRIDE parade, just like he had since his high school days, Todd was a visible marching leader in the parade – never missing a step the entire route down Fifth Ave. all the way to Christopher Street (see ).

Todd is survived by Ben D. Cotton III, his partner of 21 years. Ben and Todd’s partnership was a love for the ages.

Todd is also survived by his father, William Frank Hamrick, his nephew Christoper Lamanac, and his aunt Janice Hamrick.

Todd was a huge fan of Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar) old movies (Joan Crawford, Bette Davis), classic house, soul, country, and pop music (Junior Vasquez, KLF, Diana Ross, Dinah Washington, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, Waylon and Willie, Loretta Lynn, Madonna, Lady Gaga).

A private burial service has been planned.

A fully open memorial service celebrating Todd’s life is scheduled 6pm FRIDAY April 17 2015 – 12.01am SATURDAY April 18 2015 at

The Bunker
52 Barrow St. #1W
Greenwich Village
New York City, NY 10014

This “Ides of March” memorial service’s musical theme song (and one of Todd’s favorites) will be Diana Ross “Remember Me (as a good thing)”

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