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EN1 (SS) (Ret) George Hinda, Jr., US Navy

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EN1 (SS) (Ret) George Hinda, Jr., US Navy, 92, of Carlisle, died peacefully on Saturday, June 15, 2013, at his daughter, Cheryl’s home in Carlisle.  He was born on Dec. 29, 1920, in Bridgeport, and was a son of the late George Hinda, Sr. and Mary (Silaygi) Hinda Ondic.  George was married to the late Myrtle (Ludolff) Hinda, who died Oct. 23, 1999.

George graduated from South Hills High School in Pittsburgh and retired after 20 years of service with the United States Navy.  He was a veteran of WWII and Korea.  George’s entire Navy service was on submarines and he was awarded numerous medals and honors.  After retirement from the Navy, George was employed and retired after 23 years of service with the Mechanicsburg Naval Supply Depot.  He was a member of the Submarine Veterans of WWII – Capital Chapter, which merged into the Keystone Base United States Veterans, Inc.  George formerly attended St. Matthias Evangelical Lutheran Church, Carlisle.

He is survived by four daughters; Clairene Jones of Mechanicsburg, Georgieanne (and her husband, Dennis) Whitcomb of Duncannon, Suzanne (and her husband, Leonard) McAfee of Shermans Dale and Cheryl (and her husband, Emmett) Collins of Carlisle, a son-in-law, Scott Rice of Harrisburg, one brother, John Hinda of Pittsburgh, seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  George also leaves behind his pet cat, “Tinker”.  He was preceded in death by one daughter, Pamela Rice, one brother, Joseph Hinda and two sisters; Sue Olszewski and Mary Dzadony.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 21, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Pastor Gavin Whitcomb officiating.  Burial with military honors will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.  A viewing will be held on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.  

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 Gone From My Sight
Henry Van Dyke

I am standing upon the seashore.
 A ship, at my side, spreads her white sails to the moving breeze
 and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength.
I stand and watch her until, at length, she hangs like a speck of white cloud
 just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.
Then, someone at my side says,
 "There, she is gone." Gone where?
Gone from my sight. That is all.
She is just as large in mast, hull and spar
 as she was when she left my side.
 And, she is just as able to bear her load
 of living freight to her destined port.
Her diminished size is in me -- not in her.
And, just at the moment when someone says,
"There, she is gone", there are other eyes watching her coming,
 and other voices ready to take up the glad shout: "Here she comes!"

Love, Michelle

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hinda family. George was a wonderful man, he made us feel like "crew members" at the sub vets reunion. He'll be missed.

Joan and George Baker

We are so sorry for your loss he was loved by many including us. George done many things in serving our country he was a true HERO . We will sure miss seeing him and that laugh. Cherish all those happy times our prayers are with you may you find comfort knowing how special he was too many.

 Paul and Sandra Myers

 Please accept my sincere sympathy to all of you.
Your dad was a great guy and I know he will be greatly missed by all of you.
 All are in my prayers.

Jeanne Hair

 My heart goes out to Sue, Lenny, and the rest of Mr. Hinda's family.
 He seemed so sweet when I met him and it was clear to me that he really loved his girls!

Judy Asch

 To Georges' daughters and family.
As you have a lot of memories of your dad-- So do I
as we worked together many years ago.
 We will all be together some day .

Gerard Rice ( Jerry )

 To Clay, Gigi, Sue, Cheryl, and the entire family, 
 our deepest condolences. George was an amazing man who lived a full life and loved his family. We always enjoyed hearing about his latest projects and trips. He was always welcoming to us, and we will miss him. Our hearts and prayers are with you as you go through the difficult days ahead, but you know where he is, and you will see him again one day. With our love and prayers,

 Lori, Mike & Merilee Miller


 May you rest in piece George. Such a gentleman and dear friend, I will always remember the good times we had at the Sub Vets reunions. The world has lost a good soul.

 John Elmore


 Our sincere condolences to Clariene, Georgieanne, Suzanne, and Cheryl and all of George's beloved family, friends and loved ones. You are in our thoughts and prayers that God will grant you His peace, comfort you in your deep loss and sorrow, and heal the brokenhearted. May your sorrow be brief and your fond memories long. We are grateful for George's service to our country in the U.S. Submarine Service during WWII and the Korean War and his dedication to SVWWII and USSVI. To our "Brother of the Phin" ... "Sailor, rest your oar. We have the watch. May you rest in the arms of Jesus and may God bless your loved ones. Thank you for your courageous service to our country." -- Rev. Ray Fritz, National Chaplain United States Submarine Veterans, USSVI.

Chaplain Ray Fritz


Clay, Gigi, Sue & Cheryl
By circumstance we were in Mechanicsburg yesterday and saw in the paper that your Dad had passed. It gave us chills as it was just last week that we wondered how he was doing. While we were unable to be a part of George's life the last couple of years, we recall many wonderful times spent with your Dad. He was a loving husband, great father and a wonderful friend to us. He was deeply loved and will be missed.

Love BJ & Rob Eicher

While I did not have the honor of serving with George, he is a navy and submarine brother. Thank you for your service to your country sir, and now sailor you have the eternal fair winds and following seas you have richly earned. We send our condolences to all of his family and friends.

Keith F. Post, Executive Director
St. Marys Submarine Museum
102 St. Marys Street West
St. Marys, GA 31558

Our deepest condolences to Clay, Gigi, Susie, Cheryl, Scott and your families in this time of sorrow. George was an amazing man who loved his family. He always welcomed us and we will miss him and his stories and humor.
With love and prayers,
Lori, Mike & Merilee Miller

Thank you, Brother, for your service.

My Dad, too, was an EN1(SS) on board USS Hardhead; USS Jallao; and, USS Cobbler.

RIP Engineman! Lost Harbor: There is a port of no return, where ships May ride at anchor for a little space... And then, some starless night the cable slips, Leaving an eddy at the mooring place... Gulls, veer no longer. Sailor, rest your oar - No tangled wreckage will be washed ashore. Hand Salute Shipmate Hinda EN1(SS)...REST YOUR OAR. READY TWO.!

THE SUBMARINER'S PRAYER Almighty, Everlasting God, the Protector of all those who put their trust in Thee: hear our prayers in behalf of Thy servants who sail their vessels beneath the seas. That they may be delivered from the hidden dangers of the deep. We beseech Thee to keep in Thy sustaining care all who are in submarines, Grant them courage, and a devotion to fulfill their duties, that they may better serve Thee and their native land. Though acquainted with the depths of the ocean, deliver them from the depths of despair and the dark hours of the absence of friendliness and grant them a good ship's spirit. Bless all their kindred and loved ones from whom they are separated. When they surface their ships, may they praise Thee for Thou art there as well as in the deep. Fill them with Thy Spirit that they may be sure in their reckonings, unwavering in duty, high in purpose, and upholding the honor of their nation. Amen!

George E. Peterson, Jr.

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