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Sherwood "Skip" Vincent Hinman

May 24, 1930 to April 22, 2014


Skip Hinman

Sherwood “Skip” Hinman was born to Sherwood and Helen Hinman in Chicago, Illinois. He passed away peacefully surrounded by the ones he loved one month short of his 84th birthday. He was preceded in death by his cherished bride of 62 years, Carol, who passed away in September 2013.

Skip began a long and successful career in the advertising and television industries in the late 1950s with John Blair Television and Co. in Chicago and New York. In 1969, Skip and Carol settled in Lake Oswego when Skip accepted an offer from KATU. After nearly 25 years, Skip retired as vice president and general manager. During his tenure, he was very involved in local programming such as AM Northwest, Town Hall, Faces and Places, and Two at Four. He felt strongly about free over the air television and its responsibility to the community. Skip was a great mentor and his leadership style was to trust his people and give them the freedom to succeed and support them along the way. Skip was active in community service, serving on the boards of the Providence Hospital Foundation, The Oregon Trail Chapter of the Red Cross and the Oregon Association of Broadcasters. He was a past president of the OAB and was honored as Oregon Broadcaster of the Year in 1991. He was also a member of the Portland Rotary Club.

Skip and Carol were active members of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Parish for nearly 45 years. Skip was a graceful man, had a great spirit, an engaging personality and hosts of friends. He had a life-long love of Sunday pot roast dinners with his family. Skip was also a voracious reader, an avid card player and enjoyed traveling.

He is survived by his children, Chuck Hinman (Camille), Karyn Sennett (Rick), Patricia Mitchell, Greg Hinman (Michael Elizabeth), 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Samantha, Skip’s 11th grandchild, brought great joy to his last six months.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the team members of Home Instead Senior Care and Hospice NW. Their dedication and effort to provide quality care were a heartwarming blessing to the entire family. We are thankful for the gift of his life.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, P.O. Box 42157, Portland, OR 97242-0157.

Recitation of the Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday,May 1, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. May 2. Both will be held at Our Lady of the Lake Church, 790 A Ave, Lake Oswego. Reception following Mass will be held at Mountain Park Recreation Center, 2 Mt. Jefferson Terrace, Lake Oswego. Parking assistance will be provided at the reception.

Skip Hinman