James William “Jim” Hindinger, Jr., 65 of Altoona passed away unexpectedly Saturday March 2, 2019 at his residence.
He was born February 13, 1954 in Altoona a son of Roberta I. (Fresh) Ferrell (William G., Jr.) and the late James W. Hindinger, Sr.
Surviving are two sons he loved dearly, James Hindinger (Amy) and Ryan Hindinger (Tyler); siblings, Patricia L. Gummo (James); Joseph E. Hindinger (Penny); William G. Ferrell, III (Trudy) all of Altoona; and John C. Hindinger (Karen) of Pittsburgh; four grandchildren, Avery, Olivia, Aiden and Laiken; a niece and several nephews.
Jim was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Ann.
He was a 1973 graduate of Altoona Area High School.
He retired as an HVAC mechanic from the Altoona Hospital following 37 years’ service.
Jim loved his dog Daisy, along with enjoying being outdoors, hunting and camping. Jim’s favorite pastime was riding his motorcycle and he participated numerous times riding in the benefit “Bikers for Barkers”. He frequently offered his time for a benefit known as “Rescue Rides” where he would provide transportation for animals from humane societies, veterinarians and the rescue itself to foster homes and adoptive homes. He volunteered his time by driving trucks for the “Easter for Eli” project and helping to raise money for Children’s Hospital, also through motorcycle rides. Jim was a dad, son, brother, and friend you could count on for help when needed.
A saying he favored was, “You can get anywhere on Rt. 422” since he travelled a lot in his off time.
He was a lifetime member of the Heidelberg Country Club and a member of Logan Lodge #490 F. & A.M., also the Jaffa Shrine where he served in the Provost Guard unit. He was making plans and looking forward to taking his camper to visit the northern states this summer as part of his bucket list.
Our time is filled with memories which help carry us through our everyday lives. Far too often do we take for granted those who are important to us due to a fast-paced world. We forget we are living on borrowed time. You have etched lasting memories in our minds through your love, compassion towards others and helpful nature. Time passed too quickly but your memories will be part of us until we see each other in the afterlife. Jim will sadly be missed by those who love him.
A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday March 9, 2019 at Myers-Somers Funeral Home, Inc., 501 Sixth Avenue, Altoona with a Masonic funeral service to follow. Interment will be made at Calvary Cemetery, Altoona.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of James Hindinger may be made to “Easter for Eli”, in care of Martin Garrett, 2522 Dick Lane, Roaring Spring, PA 16673.
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