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Charles Raymond Hine

1914 - 2015 BENNINGTON Charles Raymond Hine, 100, a resident of Grandview Street, passed away Thursday morning, April 30, 2015 at his home. Charles was born in Albany, NY on July 24, 1914 the son of Raymond W. and Beatrice (Lape) Hine. He was the great-grandson of Ebenezer Emmons, who discovered that the local Taconic Mountains are older than previously thought, having been formed in deep waters and thrust over older rock by the collision of a volcanic island arc and the North American Continent (the Emmons Line). Charles was a graduate of Albany High School, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY and received his Masters in Industrial Arts Education from Columbia University Teacher's College. Charles authored three editions of "Machine Tools for Engineers". His book was admitted to the National Library of Congress and two chapters reprinted in "Lecions d'Anglaise" in Paris, France. An author of other books and articles, he was also a devoted educator. He was a machine shop instructor and an instructor in mechanical drawing for many years. He was an instructor in machine shop at East Side Technical High School in Newark, NJ, Instructor Manufacturing Process, Newark College of Engineering, instructor at RPI, Mathematics and Manufacturing Processes, instructor, Personnel Department, Fairchild Aviation Corp. and Instructor of mechanical drawing, mechanics, strength of materials at RPI. He worked in machine design and was chief engineer at Albany Designing, Inc. and Zak Machine Works in Troy, New York. Charles enjoyed traveling, especially hiking trips to the Alps. He also hiked in the Canadian Rockies, Mt. Rainier and the White Mountain range and was a member of the Bennington Club. Charles is survived by his wife, Barbara Butler Hine of Bennington, daughter, Barbara Peterson of Toms River, NJ, granddaughter, Amy Beers Whitehair and great-grandson, Zachary Whitehair of Perkasie, PA. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marie Sheldon whom he met as a student in his War Training class at RPI, son, Gary Emmons Hine and grandson, Brian Gary Beers. At the request of the family there are no formal funeral services. Interment will be held in the family lot in Albany Rural Cemetery. If friends desire, memorial gifts in Charles' memory may be made to the Green Mountain Council of the Boy Scouts of America to their Send A Scout To Camp program, c/o Hanson-Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home P.O. Box 957 Bennington, Vermont 05201. To send the family personal email condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com. The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Hanson-Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home 213 West Main St. Bennington, VT.
Published in Bennington Banner on May 6, 2015
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