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May 11, 1952 ~ March 1, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old
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PIPERSVILLE, Pa. – Robert H. Hinkel, 70, of Pipersville, Pa., passed away on March 1, 2023 following an acute medical event.
Born in Philadelphia, Pa., Bob attended Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences where he played baseball and made several lifelong friends.
After a semester at Penn State University, Bob decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and pursue a career in law enforcement, graduating from the Philadelphia Police Academy in 1974. Dedicated to helping and protecting others, Bob spent much of his career as a law enforcement officer, private investigator, security director, and investigator.
Bob retired from law enforcement as a Domestic Violence Investigator for Kennebec County in Maine, a state filled with people and places he loved and where he spent much of his life. Bob was also a trained carpenter and a talented woodworker and especially enjoyed making furniture. He could fix anything he could get his hands on and was always eager to help family and friends with any work needed.
As a member of the American Legion, he enjoyed riding his motorcycle and being in the great outdoors with lifelong friends. Fishing, camping, and hiking were among his favorite outdoor activities.
Bob was most proud of being a father and grandfather. He enjoyed taking hikes with his young grandchildren, singing the same lively hiking songs and pointing out the same “troll” bridges he did to his own boys many years earlier. With socks over his ears, “Bob Dog” would play silly games with his grandchildren, whom he’d only occasionally let beat him in spirited games of cribbage and the “train game.”
Son of the late William and Margaret Hinkel, he was predeceased by his brother, Brian.
Bob is survived by his four sons and daughters-in-law, Eric and Erin, Christopher and Nicole, Matthew and Stephanie, and Bryan and Jacqueline; his grandchildren, Caleb, Charlotte, Connor, Lucas, and granddaughter-soon-to-arrive, Sylvanas; his partner, Denise Davenport; siblings William “Bill” Hinkel, Charlotte Chagnon, Linda Langdon, Louise Loriquet, and Gary Hinkel. Bob is also survived by Catherine Clement, Jane Currie; and many nieces, nephews; extended family; and friends.
A public service will be held at Sunnyside Cemetery in Kingfield on Oct. 7 at 12 p.m. to be followed by a celebration of life at The Farmhouse in Farmington.