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“Dr. Hampton was instrumental in my love of Osteopathy. I was privileged to do 2 rotations with Dr. Hampton along with his teaching at school. He was...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: David J. Bodosky - Albion, PA

“My condolences on the loss of a great man, Dr. Donald Hampton. I will remember him for many years to come. ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Dennis J. Dowling, DO, FAAO - NY

“Tara, Katie and Family ..... Thank you for sending me a copy of Don's obituary. I am so sad to hear that such a lloving and brilliant and gentle...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Donna Moore - Somerset, OH

“I want to offer my deepest condolences to Don's entire family. I was privileged to know Don for many years while was executive director of the...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Steve Noone - Indianapolis, IN

“I roomed with Don at AAO convocation and enjoyed sharing techniques and treatments at subsequent convocation. As a kiwi far from home he made me...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Paul Hume ND DO

“Dr. Hampton you were the sweetest man, wonderful doctor & teacher. I was honored to be your friend and coworker. Rest in peace my friend. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Barbara L Coons - Erie, PA

“Don always had a gentle touch. A huge smile and a gift to help patients, students and staff. Went above and beyond. We can never thank you enough. ...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Daniel krenk - Blountville, TN

“Sad! So many, countless post grad courses we did together in decades, conferences and convocations (evenings with the stars) we attended,...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Augusto Henriques D.O., D.Clin.Hyp., B.Sc.(Hons.)Ost.Med., PG.Di

“Good by Don! Thank You for sharing time and experience at multiple convocations! ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Frank Mueller MD, DO duesseldorf

“I am very sorry to hear of Dr. Hampton's passing. He was an inspiration, great teacher, and most of all a great mentor. I learned a tremendous...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Matthew J Karpenko, MS DO - SC

“There are no words to express the love and pride that I have for this man. He will forever live in our hearts. He is home. I will keep my promise...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Sarah Welch - Madison, OH

“Dr. Hampton was an amazing professor and a true osteopathic legion. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Justin Espland - Erie, PA


Donald Vernon Hampton, II D.O., 87, of Madison, Ohio, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015 at home. He was born March 28, 1928 in Euclid, to Donald V. and Helen (Cottrell) Hampton. Donald completed his undergraduate studies at Miami University of Ohio and completed his doctoral studies at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Donald married the late Carolyn Walden on August 16, 1952 in Kirksville, Missouri.

Donald spent 17 years in Madison, Ohio where he was a general practitioner from 1960 until he joined Doctor's Hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1977. Prior to joining LECOM he was on staff at the former Brentwood Hospital in Warrensville Heights, Ohio. Dr. Hampton was a Clinical Professor Emeritus at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA, where he taught and was instrumental in developing the curriculum for the Osteopathic Manipulation Treatment Program. He also assisted with the opening of the LECOM branches in Bradenton, Florida and LECOM at Seton Hill. Donald was an examiner with the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners. Throughout all his endeavors, Donald enjoyed music and being a member of the Madison Jazz Project, which he was active with until his passing.

He is survived by his children, Aleta Lynne Welch, Marla Rae Hynd, Kevin Scott (Maureen) Hampton all of Madison, Tara Beth McCrone of Plymouth Township; and; sister, Bronwyn of Sevastable, NY; brothers, Wade (Judith) Hampton of Fresno, CA, William (Terry) Hampton of Atlanta, GA, Robert (Suzanne) Hampton of Chagrin Falls, OH; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and soon to arrive great-great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn; his parents, both of whom were also Osteopathic Physicians; and a son-in-law, Terry McCrone.

Friends will be received Monday, August 17, 2015 from 3 to 8 P.M. at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River Street, Madison, OH. Funeral services will be held, Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 12:00 P.M. at the Conerstone Friend's Church, 2300 Hubbard Rd., Madison. Interment will follow at Perry Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Dr. Hampton's name may be given to the scholarship fund at LECOM, 1858 W. Grandview Blvd, Erie, PA 16509 or Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, 800 W. Jefferson St., Kirksville, MO, 63501