Gerald Hinkle

Gerald Hinkle

November 24, 1923 April 7, 2021

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Obituary for Gerald Hinkle

Gerald Rodney Hinkle, 97, of Kenhorst, passed away the afternoon of Wednesday, April 7, 2021 in the care of Reading Hospital. He was the widower of Gloria N. (Winters) Hinkle.

Born November 24, 1923 in West Reading, he was the son of the late E. Edgar and Florence H. (Hoffman) Hinkle.

Gerald was a graduate of West Reading High School and in 1948 he graduated from Polytechnic University. He worked as a machinist for over 44 years, retiring in 1986 from Textile Machine Works, later known as Rockwell. .

He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Shillington. Gerald was a United States Marine Corp Veteran who served during WWII.

He was a fifty year member of Isaac Hiester Lodge #660; Scottish Rite, Reading; Rajah Shrine and a sixty year member of the Gregg American Legion Post 12.

Gerald is survived by two sons: Geoffrey L., husband of Claire E. Hinkle, Reading; Daniel T., husband of Claudia Hinkle, Mohnton and a daughter, Christine L. Murray, Reading. Other survivors include six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his brother, Edgar H. Hinkle, December 17, 2008, and by a grandchild.

A service will be held Saturday, April 10, 2021, at 12 Noon at the Kuhn Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 5153 Kutztown Rd, Temple PA 19560, with Rev. Colleen Cox officiating. Entombment will be in Laureldale Mausoleum. Friends may visit one hour prior at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Opportunity House: 430 N. 2nd Street, Reading, PA 19601. Condolences may be expressed at www.kuhnfuneralhome.

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  • Visitation

    April 10, 2021 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Kuhn Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
    5153 Kutztown Road
    Temple, PA
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    April 10, 2021
    11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Service

    April 10, 2021 | 12:00pm
    Kuhn Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
    5153 Kutztown Road
    Temple, PA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    April 10, 2021
    Rev. Colleen Cox
  • Interment

    April 10, 2021 |
    Laureldale Cemetery Mausoleum
    Address Not Available
    April 10, 2021

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James Murray

Chris, Crystal, and Angie, MaryAnn & I are very sorry to learn of your dads passing. Please know that he and your family both will be in our prayers. We are so sorry! Jim & MaryAnn
unable attend because of illness. Our thoughts are with you
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Stewart McDonough

Gerald R. "Booma" Hinkle family members and friends, the WRHS Alumni Association wishes to extend our heartfelt condolences at this time of sorrow and loss. Cherished memories will help to keep him to live on in our thoughts and prayers.
West Reading High School Alumni Association
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