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Donald W. Hinton

AGE: 75 •

Donald W. Hinton , 75, passed away at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune, among family and friends on October 27, 2017. He was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and moved to Chester, Pennsylvania with his Mother where he spent his childhood. After serving four years in the U. S. Navy, he moved to Asbury Park and to Bradley Beach. He eventually settled into his home in Neptune City. Donald completed his Associate and Bachelor Degrees and became a Certified Registered Nurse. He then completed a Masters Degree of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania and became the first male Vice President and Nursing Executive in the Division of Mental Health and Hospitals. He worked at Marlboro and Trenton Psychiatric Hospital for 33 years before retirement. After retirement, he worked as a Clinical Nursing Instructor at Brookdale Community College. Donald's faith was very important to him and he was a member of Greater Emanuel Temple, Neptune where he was a Deacon and Trustee. After completing a 2nd Masters Degree in Christian Education, he became the Christian Education Director. Donald is survived by four sons; (Fred Hinton (Neptune); Jason Hinton and his son Dominique (Neptune), Michael Gunn and his children (Allurel, Matthew and Chris), and James Hinton. He also leaves to mourn devoted friends; Minister Denzel Donaldson (50 years of friendship), Deacon Irwin Webb, Gladys Mushin-Ali and a Godson, Lionel Peten as well as numerous friends of his church family and friends from Marlboro and Trenton Psychiatric Hospitals. The viewing will be held on Saturday, November 4th at Greater Emanuel Temple, 401 Drummond Avenue, Neptune from 10:00 -12:00pm. The funeral will begin immediately after the viewing at 12:00pm. Internment will be concluded at Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls. Condolences and full obituary are available online at www.elyfu
Published in Asbury Park Press on Nov. 2, 2017
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