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Founded in 1962, the Civic League For New Castle County is an organization comprised of community civic associations, umbrella civic groups, good government groups, businesses, and interested individuals. The League provides a forum for education about, discussion of, and action on issues relating to the impact of government on the quality of life in New Castle County

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Heartfelt Condolences To Frances West On The Passing Of Her Husband Ed Hinton

The Civic League for New Castle County is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Ed Hinton.

Edward William Hinton

AGE: 85 • Wilmington

Edward was born New Castle, DE, 1929, the eldest of five children of the late James L. Hinton, Sr. and Frances Mae Alfree Hinton, died on Monday, April 6, 2015 from acute reparatory failure. He suffered from "bird fanciers lung" as a result of an allergy to poultry protein. Ed attended public schools in New Castle, graduating with the 1948 Class of old William Penn High School. He immediately joined the U.S. Marines, serving honorably for 11 years, attaining the rank of Gunny Sergeant. He was active duty for four years and served in the reserves for an additional six years. Upon his return to civilian life, he attended the University of Delaware, majoring in engineering while working at The Wilmington City water department. He subsequently worked at Hercules, Inc, All American Engineering, and spent the last 30 years of his engineering career at Thiokol (ATK) in Elkton, MD, as an aerospace engineer in the rocket division. He was a long time member of "Men of Malvern".

Ed was raised by his beloved grandparents, Bessie and Edward Samuel Hinton, on their New Castle chicken farm where he was introduced to his-live ling avocation of buying and selling early American antiques. His interest in antiques was sparked and nurtured by Bessie, who often traded her nursing services, chickens and eggs for antiques during the Great Depression. In the 1960's he apprenticed in the evening after work with a master cabinetmaker, Clifford Baylis, for seven years. He was will know for his skills in appraising and restoring valuable 18th and 19th century furniture for private collectors. He and his wife of 30 years, Frances West, Traveled throughout the east coast of the U. S. buying antiques and after his retirement from Thiokol, he maintained a showroom and work in this nearby colonial-replica workshop.

Ed was a Phillies fan, rarely missing a game, first on the radio, later on television, and in person when he could. He was looking forward to the Phillies opening game on the day of his death. He loved convertible automobiles and upon his return to Delaware after his service in the Marines, his grandmother, Bessie, bought him a convertible, the first of many he owned, including a series of Mercedes convertibles, which he drove in parades and at political events with Frances at his side. He love to dance and met Frances when he asked her to dance at a family wedding. He raised racing pigeons for a period of time but had to give it up because of his allergy

In addition to his wife; Frances, Ed is survived by three children, and two stepsons: Michael A. Hinton (Carolynn), of Milford, DE, Marie (Snookie) Cox (Bob) of NC, Angela Hogan (Ron) of MO, Alex DeDominicis (Darlene) of DE and Phillip DeDominicis of MD. He has 10 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. The grandchildren include, Alex, Joseph and Sean Hinton, Rachel Lewis Chavis and Rob Lewis, Curtis, Claude Lee and Jack Thompson, Evan and Elise DeDominicis. He is also survived by his sister, Abbie Bromwell, his brothers, James (Bucky) Hinton, Jr., and Willard Hinton. He was predeceased by his brother Robert (Tic) Hinton. His is also survived by numerous nephews, nieces and cousins from the Delaware Hinton, Alfree and Campanella families. 

A viewing will be held on Thursday, April 9, from 6pm-8pm, at the McCrery and Harra Funeral Homes, 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington, (Talleyville). A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 10, at 10:30am, at St. Joseph on the Brandywine, 10 Old Church Road, Greenville, DE 19807. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

Any donations may be made in Ed's name to Men of Malvern, 315 S Warren Ave, Malvern, PA 19355 or Marine Corp Foundation, 715 Broadway Street, P.O. Box 1775, Quantico, VA 22134

For online condolences visit: www.mccreryandharra.com 302-478-2204 - See more at: http://m.legacy.com/obituaries/DelawareOnline/obituary.aspx?n=Edward-William-Hinton&pid=174581126&referrer=2869&preview=True#sthash.QPQjC9xl.dpuf

Sunday, April 5, 2015

CLNCC Monthly Meeting Set For 7PM Tuesday April 21st In New Castle With DLU GM Eileen Fogarty As Guest!

Charles Stirk, President 
 7-9 PM Tuesday April 21, 2015

Paul J. Sweeney Public Safety Building  
3601 N. DuPont Highway New Castle, DE 19720

 Guest Speaker
Eileen Fogarty 
NCC Department of Land Use General Manager