Mark E. Hinman, 54, of Pittsfield passed away Friday at Berkshire Medical Center. He lost a courageous battle with cancer. He fought until the very end and never once lost his positive, light-hearted spirit.
Born in Troy, New York, Feb. 23, 1963, the son of John Hinman and the late Anne Murphy Hinman, he attended Lenox schools, was a 1981 graduate of Lenox Memorial High School and later attended Berkshire Community College. Mark was employed as a paver operator for Tri-Town Paving for 28 years, with a crew that he loved like family. Some of Mark’s favorite things were spending time with family and friends, golfing, snowmobiling, reading and watching movies. Above all else, he was the most dedicated, diehard Jets fan.
He was survived by his loving wife, Deann Y. Kern Hinman, whom he married Oct. 5, 1991; and his daughter Marcella Anne Hinman (his Chickabub) and boyfriend Anthony. He is also survived by his three brothers Steven B. Hinman, Kenneth G. Hinman (wife Ginger) and Paul Hinman (wife Amanda); and three nieces Ashleigh, Paige and Peyton. Mark was a loyal, kind, fun-loving person and a warm, welcoming friend to all. He was widely loved and will be deeply missed by many other family members, friends and pets Jewel, Jax and Oliver.
A celebration of the life of Mark E. Hinman will take place at the Stockbridge Sportsman Club, 24 West Stockbridge Rd./Route 102, Friday, Oct. 20, at 5 p.m. To share memories and stories, visit rochefuneralhome.com.