Scott Hinsch Sr.

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SIDNEY — Scott Johnston Hinsch Sr. passed away at 7:05 a.m. on March 6, 2015, at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community Sidney.

He was born in Piqua on October 2, 1923, to the late Charles L. and Helen (Johnston) Hinsch. On June 6, 1947, he married Margaret Whitehead in St. James Episcopal Church of Piqua. Mrs. Hinsch died 1999. His only sister, Margaret H. Ramsey and her husband Thomas, also preceded him in death.

Mr. Hinsch is survived by his daughter, Linda H. Campbell, M.D. (Robert) ,of Fairway, Kansas; one son, Scott J. Hinsch Jr. (Marsha), of Piqua; two grandchildren, Cari Beth Noah (Jeff), of Maplewood, and Brett J. Hinsch, of Jackson; three great-grandchildren, Abby, Lauren and Jack; two nieces, Kate Ramsey and Susan Ramsey Shackelford; and several great-nieces and nephews.

Mr. Hinsch attended Piqua City Schools, and graduated from St. John's Military Academy, Delafield, Wisconsin. He attended Purdue University, and entered the U.S. Army in 1943. He served in the Field Artillery during World War II, until his honorable discharge as a First Lieutenant in 1946.

He owned and was president of the Champion Cutter and Fixture Company. Mr. Hinsch served as trustee of Piqua Memorial Medical Center and Upper Valley Medical Center for 49 years, and was Piqua Memorial Board Chairman for 13 years. In 2012, he was elected Director Emeritus at UVMC. In 1952, he became a director of the Piqua National Bank and Trust Co., and served as president of the Bank for four years. He also served on the Board of Directors at Citizens Heritage and Fifth Third Bank of Western Ohio.

Mr. Hinsch organized the Miami County Society for Crippled Children and Adults (Easter Seals) in 1947, and served as the Seal Sale chairman, until it became a state organization. He was a director and trustee of the Miami County YMCA and retired as director emeritus. Mr. Hinsch volunteered for various other organizations, including Meals on Wheels, board member of the Miami County Metropolitan Housing Authority, the Miami County American Heart Association, serving as chairman for one year, Edison State Community College Nursing Advisory Committee and Piqua Improvement Corporation.

As a dedicated life member of the Piqua American Legion Post 184, he was elected into the Legion's Baseball Hall of Fame. Mr. Hinsch was a lifelong member of St. James Episcopal Church and Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Mr. Hinsch was a member of the Piqua Rotary Club, Racquet Club and a lifetime member of the Piqua Country Club.

Mr. Hinsch was an avid and benevolent gardener. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, and participating in the activities and interests of his children and grandchildren. One of the many proud moments in his life was at the age of 73, when Mr. Hinsch played one inning as first baseman in a Legend's of Baseball game, at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, New York, with his son pitching and grandson at shortstop, representing three generations.

A service to honor his life will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at St. James Episcopal Church with the Rev. Jeffrey Bessler officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery where full military honors will be provided by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dorothy Love Life Care Fund, 3003 W. Cisco Road, Sidney, OH 45365, Upper Valley Medical Center Foundation, 3130 N. Dixie Drive, Troy, OH 45373, Meals on Wheels of Piqua, P. O. Box 131, Piqua, OH 45356 or one's favorite charity.

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Published in Sidney Daily News from Mar. 8 to Mar. 9, 2015
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