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Edward J Hinkel

November 24, 1953 ~ December 4, 2018 (age 65)

Obituary

President Abraham Lincoln had said as part of the Gettysburg Address; The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us, rather, to be dedicated to the unfinished work which they have so nobly advanced. Edward J. Hinkel never intended to leave unfinished work. He was going to live, in the moment, forever! Ed was a lover of life who always had his heart in the right place. He was warm, welcoming and full of laughter. Ed drove the train of adventure. He traveled the world and shared stories that no day shall erase from the memory of time. Mr. Hinkel was strong, compassionate and giving. That which we love the most, we give away. On Tuesday December 4th, 2018, we gave Ed away from 65 years of time to eternity. Mr. Hinkel was born in Nuremberg, Germany and had been a resident of Delanco. His home had contributed to the manpower of our great nation, upholding the ideals of our American Freedoms in the U.S. Army from 1974 to 1994. He had finished his working years at the Burlington Coat Factory and Costo in Mt. Laurel. Ed was an enthusiastic fisherman and a passionate SCUBA diver who enjoyed the underwater world. He liked to travel to different places, a favorite of which was Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. At home he loved to cook, be in the company of his family and spend afternoons with his stogie smoking buddies. He was an avid poker player and Philadelphia Eagles fan with a taste for fine wine and whiskey. Our American soldiers don't fight because they hate what's in front of them. They fight because they love what's behind them. Ed is survived by his longtime sweetheart and loving partner Deborah Gilroy, his daughter Stephanie Hinkel, her mother Elke, his son Christopher Hinkel and his wife Shara, and his mother Ann Marie. He is also survived by brother Mark Hinkel and his wife Diane, sister Donna Smolokoff and her children, and brother Robert Hinkel. Ed will also be sadly missed by Jody and Audrey McGeachy, Kevin Gilroy II, JoAnn and Steve Ligato, Dave DiPirro, his faithful companion Bruno and his feline friends Rascal and Trixie. Relatives, friends and neighbors are invited to gather with the Hinkel family to share stories, remember Edward and celebrate valor on Wednesday afternoon between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm at the Page Funeral Home 302 E. Union St. Burlington where a memorial ceremony will begin at 4:00 pm. As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, please bring a non-perishable food item to the funeral home or contributions can be made to Philabundance 3616 Galloway St. Philadelphia, PA 19148 www.philabundance.org Contributions can also be made to the Burlington County Animal Shelter 35 Academy Dr. Westampton, NJ 08060 http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/168/Animal-Shelter To share a story, please visit www.pagefuneralhome.com #lifecelebrationbypage To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Edward J Hinkel please visit our Sympathy Store.

Visitation

DEC 12. 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)

Page Funeral Home

302 E Union St

Burlington, NJ, 08016

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Memorial Service

DEC 12. 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EST)

Page Funeral Home

302 E Union St

Burlington, NJ, 08016

[email protected]

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