Wallingford- Lester E. Hinz, 97, husband of the late Marion Shumway Hintz, of Ashlar Village passed away Friday, August 12, 2005. He was born in New Haven, a son of the late Ernest F. and Mary Usinger Hintz and resided in Westville and Hamden before moving to Ashlar Village in 1985. Lester truly enjoyed living at Ashlar Village and will be missed by his many friends. He is survived by two sons, Harold L. Hintz and his wife, Dorothy of Sun City Center, FL, Ernest H. Hintz and his wife, Marion of South Windsor, CT, four grandchildren, Leslie Smith and her husband, Michael, Betsy Jay and her husband, Gene, Steven Hintz and his wife, Carolyn, and Edward Hintz and his friend, Sharon Knowlton. He is also survived by 6 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Hintz was predeceased by a sister, Miriam E. Hintz, and three brothers, Russell, Irving and Elmer Hintz. Mr. Hintz graduated from Northeastern University, Boston in 1931 and was employed with the Bigelow Boiler Co. and New Haven Trap Rock. He later retired from the Tilcon-Tomasso Co. as Secretary-Treasurer, in 1970 after many years. He was a member of the Hamden Plains United Methodist Church since 1942 and had been church treasurer. He was a 60 year member and former secretary of the New Haven Lions Club, and a member of the Y's Mens Club of New Haven. Mr. Hintz was president of the CT Chapter of the Northeastern Alumni Assoc. and had served on the Hamden Pension and Library boards. He was a 50 year member of the Olive Branch Lodge # 84 A.F. & A.M and Hiriam Lodge # 1 A.F. & A. M., a member of the Pyramid Temple Shrine, the Scottish Rite Valley of New Haven, and a 32nd degree member of the Lafayette Consisitory. Friends may call at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, Sunday, August 14 from 5-8 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, August 15 at 1p.m. in the Ashlar Village Activity Room. Interment In Beaverdale Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Masonic Charity Foundation, P.O. Box 70 Wallingford, CT 06492.

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  1. Mr. Hintz was always had a kind, warm word for us, first when we’d visit Grammy and Grandpa on Dunbar Hill, and then later when we’d see him at Ashlar Village. My father always respected and honored Mr. HIntz, and frequently said how much he had learned about business and life from him. He came to Grandpa’s 90th birthday a few years back, invited me to sit down with him, and wanted to know what we’d all been up to over the last few years. That’s how he was: always very kind-hearted, warm, and interested in the people he knew. I’ll miss seeing him. — Kimberly King (Jeff King’s daughter, granddaughter of Fred & Dorothy King)

  2. We pray that you will find peace in the memory of many happy years with Lester and in the knowledge that life is eternal and love is immortal; death is only a horizon, and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.

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