Hine, Claude I. CLIFTON PARK Claude I. Hine, age 81, of Clifton Park passed away on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at the Hospice Inn at St. Peter's. Born on May 29, 1932, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Lillian Hine. He was predeceased by his youngest brother, Bill Hine; and infant son, Daniel C. Hine. Claude was a ministry veteran of 60 years. He was a Korean War
vet, church-planter, pastor, elder, teacher, businessman, headmaster, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and a legitimate jack of all trades. His love and passion for the Word of God were inspiring and captivating. His "all-in" commitment to build and equip the next generation was beyond compare. His shepherd's heart was on display right to the end, as he implored his family to preach the good news of Jesus to his friends who still need to hear. He is survived by his wife, Muriel E. Mastellar Hine; children, Phil (Linda) Hine, Mark (Toy) Hine, Dave (Sharyn) Hine, Debbie (Rick) Luetters, and Beth (Jeff) Paige; brother, Larry Hine; 15 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. There will be a funeral service on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Temple Baptist Church, 142 Lower Newtown Road in Halfmoon. Burial will be in Saratoga National Cemetery on Tuesday morning. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Temple Baptist Church, 142 Lower Newtown Road, Waterford, NY 12188.