Richard H. (Dick) Hinman passed away peacefully on February 2, 2014 at his home in New London, NH with his loving family by his side.
Mr. Hinman was born on May 14, 1923 to John H. and Jennie (Drew) Hinman. He attended the Colonial School, Pelham, NY; Westmount High School, Montreal, Quebec and Kimball Union Academy, Meriden, NH.
He proudly served his country during World War II as a member of the U.S. Air Corps. After completing Cadet Pilot Training, he became 2nd Lieutenant, Pilot and an instructor on B-25’s and crew training on B-24’s and B-29’s.
After the service, Mr. Hinman returned to Hanover, NH and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1945 and the Thayer School of Engineering in 1946. He was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity and the Sphinx Society. Devoted to the “Big Green”, his cheers from the stands will be dearly missed.
While in Hanover, he met Barbara (Dent) Hinman, daughter of Thomas J. and Ellen (Carter) Dent and on June 21, 1948 married the coach’s daughter. It was then that Dick and Barb launched a devoted and loving partnership for over 65 years.
He had a distinguished career in the paper industry beginning in 1947 at International Paper Company. In 1957 he became Manager of their Bleached Board Sales, New York office and in 1960 Manager of Sales, Chicago office. In 1976 he joined Boise Cascade, New York office and worked for them until his retirement in 1993.
“Bull”, as he was known to those lucky enough to make his acquaintance, was a true outdoorsman. His passion and expertise for hunting, skiing and fly-fishing were handed down to him from his parents and he was adamant in sharing these gifts with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Nothing made Bull happier than a sun-filled run down Sugarloaf Mountain, casting on a Salmon River with his wife or a dog on point in the woods of Maine. And these could only be made sweeter when shared with the family who treasured him so.
He was predeceased by his parents and his brothers Howard D., Edward B., and Crawford H. Hinman. He is survived by his devoted wife, Barbara, a sister-in-law, Doris F. Hinman and five children – Mary Ellen (Mel) and John Pfeifle of Bradford, NH, Patricia (Tia) and Paul Pullen of North Hampton, NH, Thomas Hinman and Susan Britt of North Yarmouth, ME, Drew and Laura Hinman of Holderness, NH and Rand and Julie Hinman of Bradford, NH. He is also survived by his nine loving grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
Services will take place on Saturday, May 31st at 11:00am at Saint Andrews Episcopal Church, 52 Gould Road, New London, NH. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Cardigan Mountain School, 62 Alumni Drive, Canaan, NH 03741.