James Eric Hinchliffe
Born on December 29, 1929 in Woodland, PA, he was the son of the late James & L. Lorraine (Kyler) Hinchliffe. He married Eleanor J. (Slabon) Hinchliffe on December 25, 1951 in Philipsburg, PA; she survives at home.
Mr. Hinchliffe was a member of the Faith United Lutheran Church in Houtzdale, PA. He served in the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Hinchliffe retired from the Moshannon Valley School District as the Elementary Principal. He was a 1947 graduate of the former Philipsburg High School, a 1956 graduate of the Lock Haven College and received his Masters degree in education from Penn State University in 1966. He was a member of the Osceola Lodge # 515 F & A M in Osceola Mills and was the Worshipful Master in 1969.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by: two daughters, Joyce Ann Beres & her husband Chester of Osceola Mills, PA and Rita Stodart & her husband Mark of Houtzdale, PA; a son, Mark J. Hinchliffe & his wife Cindy of Woodland, PA; a sister, Marita Socie of Tonawanda, NY; and a brother, Franklin A. Hinchliffe of McElhattan, PA. Mr. Hinchliffe is also survived by: eight grandchildren, Heidi Dugan, Adam Beres, Kirk Beres, Erica Hinchliffe, James Hinchliffe, Joseph Hinchliffe. Craig Stodart and Ben Stodart; and two great-grandchildren, Lauren Dugan & Jacob Dugan.
The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at the Heath Funeral Home in Osceola Mills, PA; with Rev. Thomas A. McCoy officiating. Burial will be at the Umbria Cemetery in Osceola Mills, PA.
Visitation will be Wednesday, August 6, 2014 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home & on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at the funeral home.
Masonic Memorial Services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson Disease Association, Inc., 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305.
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