Donald Ernest Hinkle

Born: Sun., May 23, 1920
Died: Thu., Jul. 2, 2020


4:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Wed., Jul. 08, 2020
Location: Stephen J Sherman Funeral Home

Funeral Service

5:00 PM Wed., Jul. 08, 2020
Location: Stephen J Sherman Funeral Home

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Donald Ernest Hinkle, 100, of Vienna, OH, formerly Hermitage, passed away peacefully on July 2nd, 2020 at Gillette Nursing Home in Warren, OH.  
Donald was born on May 23rd, 1920 to Charles Edward and Mabel (Hunter) Hinkle in Leon, OH. He was a high school graduate. Donald worked in the maintenance department as a pipe fitter for Westinghouse Inc. 23 years until his retirement. On May 28th, 1938 he married his wife the late Mary Stewart who preceded him in death.
He enjoyed going to flea markets Hazen and Four Seasons looking for antiques. Donald looked for milk bottles, railroad lanterns, and also fresh produce which he shared with his friends and family. He also enjoyed taking his family to their cabin in Franklin every weekend. Every week he would take flowers to his daughter.
Donald is survived by his loving daughter, Mary Ellen (Rich) Kovack of Vienna, OH; son, Ronald J. (Pat) Hinkle of FL, grandchildren, Gary (Sue) Kovack, Karen (Steve) Protiva, David Kovack, Ricky Kovack, Sharon (Ray) Palo, Kim (Chris) Hughes, Troy (Brenda) Hinkle, 11 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, and a sister, Lillian Shirley of Sharon.
He was preceded in death by father, Charles Edward Hinkle, mother, Mabel Hinkle, wife, Mary Jane Hinkle, 3 brothers, Cecil, Robert, and Dale Hinkle.
Friends may call Wednesday July 8th, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Sherman Funeral Home & Crematory LLC, 2201 Highland Rd. Hermitage, PA.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday July 8th, 2020 at 5:00 pm in the Sherman Funeral Home, Hermitage, PA.
Burial will take place in the Westside Cemetery next to his wife.

Arrangements entrusted to the SHERMAN Funeral Home & Crematory LLC.

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Grace Liste
   Posted Mon July 06, 2020
Sharon, I am so sorry to read about your grandfather's passing. My condolences to you and your family.

Kim Kowalski
   Posted Mon July 06, 2020
Sharon and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.


The Wager Crew

Diane Ost
   Posted Mon July 06, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I was just thinking about him the other day. I met him years ago at O'Brien nursing home. I worked there in activities dept.and took care of your dear,sweet mother. He was such a sweet devoted husband and always showered Mary Jane with love and flowers too! I live right across the street from obriens and on many, many occasions your father would stop at my house and insisted I pick out some flowers he had gotten at the flea market! My husband would always tease him! He always put a smile on my face!!! He is now reunited with his love, in no pain, May God bless you and comfort you. Diane Ost

Myrna W Adaway
   Posted Tue July 07, 2020
Dear Mary Ellen and Family,

Sympathy and Prayers on the passing of your Father. What a wonderful milestone "100". I trust he enjoyed those years. Donald was a very caring, and interesting person. I hope you have many memories to look back on. He was welcomed into Heaven with Joy. May you remember your Father with Happiness.

Myrna (Tim) Williams Adaway

Jerry Merten
   Posted Wed July 08, 2020
Mary and family ,we wish to extend our deepest condolences at this time ,may peace and comfort come to the family in the days ahead.God bless the entire family .Love Jerry and Jenny

Donna Hall Roberts
   Posted Wed July 08, 2020
To Ron, “Tootie” and Lillian: Only the pandemic prevents me from extending my condolences to you personally. My deepest condolences on the loss of Donald!
We were neighbors on Grove St. for many years, and what a nice family you were. I have many memories of playing together, riding bikes and enjoying our first tv shows at Lillian’s house! I believe they were the first on the street to have such a luxury as DuPont tv and the Video Ranger!
So much water over the dam since those days. Both of my parents have passed and my brother Walter died at eighty a few months ago.
My best wishes for peace and comfort for all of you in the difficult grieving process ahead. Thinking of you, Donna Hall Roberts

Ginny Greer
   Posted Thu July 09, 2020
I am sorry for your loss, and I send my condolences and sympathy to the family.

Mr. Hinkle was a wonderful neighbor and dear friend. The first time I met him, he said that he knew I was alright "because I had cut glass and antiques." :-) He brought me flowers, produce, and plants from the flea market every week, and I have him apple pies and sweets. Mr. Hinkle visited and sat on my patio frequently. We had long talks and he told me many stories about the past, his flea market adventure experiences, and about how he built my house many years ago. Mr. Hinkle was truly a gentleman, never spoke an unkind word, and reminded me of my dad. I will miss him.

God bless you, Mr. Hinkle, rest in peace.

--Ginny Greer

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