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Roger F. Hinckley

Profile Updated: September 1, 2020
Roger F. Hinckley
Residing In:
Milford, CT USA
Kit Hinckley
Carolyn (Carrie) October 11, 1984
Wendy July 8, 1987
Military Service:
United States Army  
Yes! Attending Reunion
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Graduated CT School of Electronics, 1964
United States Army- 1966 thru 1968
Instructor: US Army South-Eastern Signal School, Avionics- 1967-1968
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, CT, 1969-1974, Experimental Dept., 2nd Shift, attended University of Bridgeport full-time days.
University of Bridgeport, 1968-1973, Graduated BS in Marketing.
University of Bridgeport Radio Station WPKN, morning announcer.
Radio Station WNAB, 1970-1975- announcer/radio host.
Employed Materials Research Corp., Orangeburg, NY 1973-1974.
Employed by ITT Flygt Corp. 1975-2004, instructor/trainer, Corporate communications mgr., video production- editing etc., writer, artist.
Retired 2004.

School Story:


Well, I opened the CHS web page to the Middlebrook School photo and was struck by the fact that it was immediately familiar to me....not only because I recognized the faces, but also the composition and other details such as the way people looked etc.

It was my class, yet I wasn't in the photo- why not?. The next morning, I discussed it with my wife Kit and she said "Well you know Rod, you probably took it!". In a flash, that opened the realization that I did take it!

At a very young age I became very interested in photography and saved money obtained from a paper route to buy my first 35 mm Kodak Signet camera- which I used to take the photo. I also had my own dark room where I lived, which I used to develop the film and enlarge the negative to a larger size. I printed a copy for everyone shown in the photo including the one your are displaying on the website. Some of you may remember that I often had a camera with me in and around school and kind of became the "unofficial" school photographer. Interestingly enough, I still have the camera used to take the photo, stashed away in a drawer- along with the memories it preserved,

It was this early experience in photography that led to many other creative areas in my business career such as video production and editing, creative graphics design, advertising and marketing literature layout/design etc.

Who would figure the photo would "pop-up" some 56 years later and help me remember the past!

I wish to thank all of you who are doing an excellent job with the CHS '61 website!

I have attached an autographed jpeg copy of the backside of my copy of the photo, signed by most everyone shown in it, including the teachers- Mr. Huntley and Ray Rossomondo (sp?).

My best to all!

Roger (Rod) Hinckley, CHS '61

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Jan 03, 2021 at 10:40 AM

Posted on: Jan 01, 2021 at 1:12 PM

Roger, Happy Birthday and Happy New Year. Would love to see you at our 60th reunion in September. Where did the years go?

Sep 01, 2020 at 3:59 PM

Wow, What an Amazing Life she led!! I found I had to read her obit more than once! I only wish I had gotten to know her better in school!

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Posted on: Apr 14, 2020 at 10:04 AM

Happy Birthday! Very interesting, informative comments!

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Posted on: Aug 12, 2019 at 2:25 PM

Roger, I saw your comment on Tom DeCerbo’s page and just had to reach out to say “hi’ and see how you are doing. In reading your profile, I noticed you worked at Sikorsky. After Butler Business School, my first job was at Sikorsky and then I left a few times to have children and finally went back in 1982 and stayed there until I retired in 2012. I worked in several different departments and finally ended my career in the Executive Suite and supported the last three presidents. It was a good place to work and I have a lot of good memories. We are planning a 60th reunion in 2021 and would love to see you there - we could catch up on our days on Woodbridge Circle - those were the days.????

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Aug 12, 2019 at 12:36 PM
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Apr 06, 2019 at 4:33 PM

I agree with all the fine comments made in the passing of our classmate Edward, He was certainly somethig quietly special....destined for a future able to deal with situations requirung sensitivity and the ability to be a good listener. I remember him most for these qualities. Does anyone know if he came to Central with the Trumbull group? I believe he did not,..was one of the Bridgeport regulars. I took me a moment to remember him....but when I did got a very good, clear memory of a very sharp, quiet person. Will miss him along with the others that have gone before.

Jan 01, 2019 at 4:33 AM
Dec 30, 2018 at 2:37 PM

Roger, wishing you a very Happy Birthday. Wish you had attended our 75th event in October. It would have been so good to see you again!

Jan 01, 2018 at 4:33 AM
May 06, 2017 at 1:52 PM

The "Purv" is Back...all is right with the world!

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Posted on: Jan 08, 2017 at 5:50 PM

Hi Thomas, and welcome! I surely remember you glad to have you in this "elite" group...LOL!

Jan 09, 2017 at 5:51 PM

Posted on: Jan 04, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Roger, sorry I'm a few days late but wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday and hope you had a great day!!

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Posted on: Aug 22, 2016 at 6:50 PM

Carl, I thought I knew most things about the computer, but your hint about holding down the control key to zoom in on a photo whorks like a charm!!!!

Thanks, Roger "Rod" Hinckley

Roger F. Hinckley has left an In Memory comment for Barry W. Drew.
Aug 20, 2016 at 8:33 PM

I believe Barry may have died in Kentucky, August 12, 1983 and if so, is buried in Jenny Ridge Cemetery, Golden Pond, Trigg County Kentucky. His cemetery information shows born September 1, 1943. Name on stone: Barry W. Drew.

Not sure of his actual birth date and where he was born. To be sure, we would need this further information to confirm.

Sources: Find a Grave- .http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26905906

and  Family Search- https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3A%22Barry%20W.%22~%20%2Bsurname%3ADrew~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1940-1945~%20%2Bany_place%3AKentucky~%20%2Bany_year%3A1945-2016~

I remember him as very out-going, nice guy.

Roger "Rod" Hinckley

August 20, 2016


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Feb 19, 2016 at 12:33 PM

Although I didn't know him well on a personal level, it was obvious to me in my contacts with him, that Ron seemed to have a deeper understanding of life and a different outlook than many of our other peers in the class. It wasn't overly obvious at the time, but you kind of knew that he had a sensitivity and respect for others that was almost spiritual in nature. Well as it turns out, these early qualities served him well in his service to others in need. He hit the high point in serving his religion and humanity, something which all of us respect and honor him for. I agree with the Reverend Donald Parker's comments- who incidentally married me and my wife in 1976.