Ronald B. Hinkle, 72 of Walnutport died Monday September 23, 2013 at Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Barbara F. (Rice) Hinkle; they celebrated their 54 wedding anniversary this past February. Born in Walnutport, he was the son of the late Charles E. and Emma Rebecca C. (Knappenberger) Hinkle. Ronald was a computer programmer working for various companies, including the former Keystone Lamp Factory. In the 1970s, he was chief of police for the Walnutport Borough. Ronald was a member of Christ UCC, Walnutport, and the Slatington Skeet Club.
Survivors: Wife, Daughters; Janet and husband Ray Fritz of Macungie, Brenda and husband Bruce Richards of Palmerton Gail and husband Steven Hoffert of Palmerton, and Samantha Hinkle of Walnutport, Grandchildren; Ray Jr., Ryan and wife Debbie, Emily, Steven II, Madelyn, and Randy and wife Carol. Great Grandchildren; Wyatt, Luke, and Hannah. Sister; Joan Serfass. Brother; Charles Hinkle. He was pre-deceased by brothers David and Robert Hinkle.
Memorial Service in celebration of his life: 7PM Friday October 4, 2013 Christ UCC, 309 Main Street, Walnutport. Calling hour 6-7PM. Arrangements Harding Funeral Home, Slatington.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, can be made to Christ UCC, Walnutport or National Kidney Foundation.