In Memory

John Hinchman

John Hinchman

We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of John Hinchman on April 10 at his home on 27th Street in Ship Bottom, on Long Beach Island. His twin brother, Bob, had passed in March 2020. John was the shyer of the two brothers who spent most of their lives side-by-side. John often worked at the refreshment stand during HMHS football games. They had lived on Euclid Avenue and attended Lizzy Haddon Elementary School. The Hinchman twins, Craig Miller, Nancy Justice Duncan, Linda Grimsley, and Sally Cooper were all active in the Baptist Church as teenagers. Bob and John spent their retirement living at the shore, their favorite place, in the house owned by their family for 93 years. 

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04/17/22 05:59 PM #1    

Vincent Summers

I was friends with John at one point - more so than with Bob. I seem to recall we were also friends with Kathleen Limebach. It's been SO long since I've seen him. I'm sorry he's gone. I hope his demise wasn't difficult. He was a gentle fellow.

04/20/22 04:01 PM #2    

Vicki Meece (Knowles)

From Mark Sutterley

I never knew the twins that well in HS, but after graduation I went to work at the Lucas Paint factory in Gibbsboro where their Dad, Gil Hinchman was a foreman. I didn't work in Gil's department but he made it possible for me to continue working there by driving me to/from work each day since I didn't have a car and there was no public transportation. 

My working at Lucas Paints helped change the trajectory of my life. It was there that I wanted to learn everything I could about Business Logistics i.e., from predicting demand, to getting materials and scheduling production through to warehousing and shipping to the stores. That became my major at Ohio State and the rest as they say, is history (and no doubt quite boring history at that).

My life would be a lot different if Gil Hinchman hadn't been so kind as to shuttle me from our town to Lucas Paints and back. John and Bob and I would always talk about their Dad when we would see each other, so Gil was a connection for the 3 of us. 

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