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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 01, 2023 at 4:33 AM
Dec 26, 2022 at 11:50 AM

Roger, hope your upcoming birthday will be special. You have another year before you join us in the 80 club!

Jan 01, 2022 at 1:31 PM

Roger, Happy Birthday and Happy New Year. Hope all is well with you. Had hoped to see you at our 60th last September.

Jan 01, 2022 at 4:33 AM
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Apr 30, 2021 at 10:11 AM

I am very saddened on the passing of my old friend Carl Noll. Whom-ever wrote his obnituary, did a fine job, as it truely describes and captured his life. Unfortunitly, after his graduation I kind of lost track of him, but the obit filled me in. It did not surprise me- his achievments after graduation. He was indeed a very bright, and cmpassionate person in the early days, and obviously applied these qualities thru his entire life. Fortunitly, I have clear memories of him in those early days and the obit didn't surprise me regarding his life after Central. My sympathies to his family whom I am sure will miss him, I will not forget him either, and I am sure other classmates feel the same way.

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Mar 20, 2021 at 11:39 AM

Posted on: Mar 19, 2021 at 9:27 AM

Don't know if you remember me, but I rmember you!!! Happy Birthday, you have certainly had an great life so far in the service of others! We are all very proud of you accomplshments! Have a GREAT day!!

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Feb 23, 2021 at 1:42 PM

I remember Linda very well, she was always an "up" person, friendly and kind. Will think of her and all the others who have been taken from us. 

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?

Jan 01, 2021 at 4:33 AM
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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Apr 14, 2020 at 1:56 PM

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

Happy Birthday! Very interesting, informative comments!

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Mar 13, 2020 at 10:15 AM
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Aug 14, 2019 at 7:15 PM

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!