Harold M. Hinkson Jr.

April 12, 1995 (~estimated)

Harold M. Kinson Jr.

Honorary firefighter

WHITING – Harold M. “Pete” Hinkson Jr., 74, died Sunday at the Community Medical Center in Toms River.

Born in Princeton, he was a resident for 70 years before moving to Whiting in 1991.

Mr. Hinkson was a supervisor of shipping and receiving at Firestone Library of Princeton University for 24 years. He retired in 1985.

He was a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War II and a member of the Retired Officers Association of Fort Dix. His other affiliations included past master of Princeton Lodge 38F&A.M.; member of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Trenton; member of the Crescent Temple A.A.O.M.N.S.; past commander of Princeton Post 76 American Legion; and honorary member of Princeton Hook & Ladder Volunteer Fire Co.

He is survived by his wife Beverly S. Hinkson; a son, Bill Hinkson of Princeton; two daughters, Sue H. Hodges of Lakewood, Colo., and Elizabeth Lowery of Hamilton; a sister, Elaine Baker of Beebe, Ariz.; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Ave., Princeton.

Burial will follow in Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown.

Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Masonic Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Crippled Children’s Hospital, c/o Crescent Shrine Temple, P.O. Box 1506, Trenton 08607; or to Princeton Hook & Ladder Volunteer Fire Co., Harrison St., Princeton 08540.

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