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Theodore Hinchman


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Theodore Hinchman
1934-2017
Ted Hinchman passed away on December 5, 2017 at the age of 83. A sixth-generation Detroiter, Theodore Henry Hinchman, III was born July 9, 1934 to parents David Ballentine Hinchman and Anne Matheson Hinchman. He graduated from Grosse Pointe High School in 1952, and enlisted in Army's 101st Airborne Division and served during the Korean War in Germany. He earned a BA at Michigan State University, and a graduate degree from NYU's Stern School of Business. While working for Macy's in NYC; he participated in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade wearing a clown suit, holding a live monkey, marching behind the Rockettes.
After working in marketing for several years in Michigan and Ohio, he became Executive Vice President of Griggs Manufacturing in Belton, Tx. In 1975 he established Hinchman & Assoc. in Houston, Texas. His family called him the "King of the Road."
Never without an opinion, Ted excelled at swimming, tennis, telling stories, and enjoying his children and grandchildren. He loved sunsets on the dock at their summer cottage at Gull Lake, Mich., taking photos of the family and organizing them; and beach activities, fondly recalling his summers growing up on the shores of Grand Haven, Michigan. He and his wife Jan have made their home in Northwest Houston for the past forty years.
Preceded in death by his brother David and his daughter Nancy, Ted is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Janeth LaMont of Battle Creek, Mich.; and six children: Judith Hinchman and husband Patrick Garver of Toronto, Ontario; Emma Hinchman and husband Jim Meston of Grand Haven, Mich.; Sara Howell and husband Brad of Houston; Carolyn Gray and husband Dan of Fairfax, Va.; David Hinchman and wife Pauline of League City, Tx.; and Ted Hinchman of Denver, Co. In addition, he is survived by thirteen grandchildren and spouses: David and Alyssa Garver; Danielle Garver; Connor Meston; Lauren Howell Anderson and Stefan; Capt. Neil Howell, Jr., USMC and Victoria; Chase Howell; Audrey Gray, Ryan Gray; Ross Hinchman, Grace Hinchman; and one great granddaughter Charlotte Garver. He is also survived by his sister Anne-Louise Berry and husband Sterling of St. Clair Shores, Michigan, and their five "Berry girls" and spouses, residing in Michigan and Illinois.
He wished to thank Drs. Amaria, Lucci, Ajani, Karimzadehnajar and McGovern at MDAnderson; and Dr. Todd Wilson at Memorial Hermann; for treating him over the last six years. He never, ever, gave up.
A Visitation will be held Friday, Dec. 8 from 5 until 7pm at Klein Funeral Home, 16131 Champions Forest Dr. The funeral service will be held at 2pm, Saturday, Dec. 9th, at Klein Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to SmileTrain.org or the .
Published in Houston Chronicle on Dec. 8, 2017
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