Lewis G. Hinman, Jr., 93, of Durham, husband of the late Alma (Mathewson) Hinman, passed away on December 7 at his home. Born on October 7, 1920 in Rockville Center, NY, he was the son of late Lewis G. and Virginia (Nelson) Hinman. Lew was a graduate of The Tome School (Port Deposit, MD) and Hobart College (Geneva, NY) in 1943 where he was a member of the Sigma Phi fraternity. Following college he served in the US Army
during World War II
in the China, Burma, India and South Pacific theaters in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). He was very active in Durham and served on many boards and commissions, including Chairman of the Republican Town Committee, Chairman of the Library Board, Board of Selectman, Deputy Sheriff of Middlesex County, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars
, Durham Ambulance Corps, Board of Directors of the Boston YMCA, Durham-Middlefield Exchange Club, Durham Planning & Zoning Commission, and he was a member of The United Churches of Durham. Lew proudly served the Boy Scouts of America for 64 years, receiving its highest civilian award from the National Court of Honor of the BSA in 1976. He is survived by two sons, Lewis G. Hinman of Hebron, CT and his wife, Krista, and Peter K. Hinman of Wethersfield, CT and his wife, Sara, and one daughter, Virginia N. McEachern of Natick, MA and her husband, Paul, and six grandchildren: Tyler, Lindsay, Nathan and Christopher Hinman, and Molly and Sarah McEachern; as well as his beloved cousin, Ann Britt of Maitland, FL. A memorial service will be held at The United Church in Durham, 228 Main Street, Durham at 11 a.m. on December 23, 2013. There will be no calling hours. Kindly omit flowers. In lieu thereof, memorial gifts may be made to the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 27 for camper scholarships, checks should be made out to Brian Venables, Treasurer Troop 27, 27 Mattabasset Drive, Durham, CT 06422. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.doolittlefuneralservice.com
. Doolittle Funeral Home, 14 Old Church Street, Middletown is handling the arrangements.