March 18, 1904 ~ January 11, 2002
William ''Bill'' E. Hinrichs MERIDEN - William ''Bill'' E. Hinrichs, 97, of 53 Yale Ave., died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at his home. He was the husband of the late Lillian Bell Hinrichs. Born in Glen Ridge, NJ on March 18, 1904, he was the son of the late Alfred E. and Elizabeth ''Bessie'' Atkinson Hinrichs. He graduated from Haverford College in 1925 and received his Doctorate from Columbia in 1929. He worked as a psychologist at the Connecticut School for Boys in Meriden. During World War II he worked for Remington Rand and afterwards was a Professor of Psychology at Georgia State University. He returned to Meriden in 1985 and did volunteer work at Miller Memorial Community and also volunteered in the pharmacy at MidState Medical Center for eleven years. He participated in many Walkathons for Multiple Sclerosis. For several years he was the oldest walker and the oldest team captain in the nation. Also, he received a gold medal for the 10K in the Senior Olympics. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Ange and Mohammad A. Islam of Meriden, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at 11 a.m. at the Beecher and Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. Rev. Thomas A. Fegler will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Hartford Chapter, 705 Mountain Road, Suite G102, Newington, CT 06511.