Richard A. Hines, 79
died Sept. 30, 2010 at home. He was the husband of Dawn Powell Hines for 57 years. The couple was married in Watertown, N.Y. on Nov. 28, 1953. He was born Nov. 27, 1930, in Brighton, Mass., the son of the late Martin A. Hines and Mabel G. Hines.
Mr. Hines retired in 1997 from Welcon, Inc, Providence, where he was vice president of operations. Prior to that, he was vice president and general manager of the Skinner Valve Division, Honeywell Inc, in New Britain, Conn. Earlier, he served in a variety of financial positions with Leesona Corporation of Warwick; the former Skinner Chuck Co., New Britain; and with the firm of Hadfield, Rothwell, Soule and Coates, CPAs in Hartford, Conn.
A 1952 graduate of the University of Connecticut, he was commissioned in the U.S. Army, serving on active duty during the Korean War. He remained active in the Connecticut Army National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve, retiring in 1978 as lieutenant colonel.
He was active in the Republican Party in Rhode Island, serving on the Jamestown Republican Town Committee for many years, for two years as its chairman, and on the Republican State Central Committee. He also served two terms on the Jamestown Town Council, from 1993-1997. He was a member of the East Greenwich Development Commission, serving as its chairman in 1977-1978.
He was a member of the Harford chapter, National Association of Accountants, serving as its president in 1968; the National Fluid Power Association, the Fluid Control Institute and the Reserve Officers Association.
He was a director of the New Britain General Hospital and the New Britain YMCA, and a trustee of the New Britain YWCA. He was active with the New Britain/Berlin United Way for many years, and was a director and president of the New Britain Chamber of Commerce.
After his retirement, Mr. Hines continued as a director of the former Business and Industry Risk Management Association and the Employers Managed Health Association, both of Providence.
Besides his wife, he leaves his son, David C. Hines, of Navarre, Fla. and his wife, Stephanie; his daughter, Tracey Hines Verrier, of
Fernandina Beach, Fla.; his sonin
law, David W. Verrier; and two grandsons, Matthew and Luke Verrier of Jamestown. He is also survived by his brother, Peter S. Hines, and family of Mystic, Conn. and his sister, Sandra A. Hines, of New York City.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held yesterday in St. Mark Church. Burial with military honors followed in Cedar Cemetery in Jamestown.
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