Vincent A. Hanlin

Vincent A. Hanlin


Vincent A. “Pinch” Hanlin, 92, of Frederick, Md. passed away on Sunday, October 24, 2021.

He was born September 20, 1929 in Paw Paw, W.Va. and was the son of the late Earl Berkhiser Hanlin and Sarah “Viola” Bobo Hanlin.

He was born and raised in Paw Paw, W.Va. where his parents worked at Uncle Port’s Orchard.

He loved Paw Paw and all of his friends there.

Pinch was an auto mechanic and a jack of all trades. He built many hay wagons for local farmers when living in Lewistown, Md. He always had a garden and loved growing fruit. He created gadgets for peeling apples, and had even worked on an apple butter stirrer, hoping it could be used when he went back to Paw Paw each fall to make apple butter with all of his friends there at the Senior Center.

He loved children and got the biggest kick out of them. He was a big teaser and all of his children, nieces and nephews remember his antics fondly.

Two sisters, Geraldine Woods and Marion Ortman, daughter, Stacy Doody, and granddaughter, Molly Hayes preceded him in death.

He is survived by – His children – Kimberley Hanlin of Frederick, Md., George Hanlin (Cathy) of Mt. Airy, Md. and Craig Hanlin (Sandy) of Ijamsville, Md. One brother – Golden Hanlin of Laurel, Md. Two granddaughters – Nicole Crum and Sara Turner (Travis). Five great-grandchildren – David and Audrey Knox, Victoria Cackowski, Liam Hayes and Holden Turner. Two step-great-granddaughters – Jenna Cackowski and Madison Cackowski. A son-in-law – James Doody of Frederick. A former son-in-law – Jimmy Crum of Walkersville, Md. His former wife – Barbara (Weller) Hanlin of Killeen, Texas and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service and interment was held on Thursday, October 28 at Camp Hill Cemetery in Paw Paw. Memorial donations can be sent in his name to the Paw Paw Senior Center, P.O. Box 294, Paw Paw, WV 25434.

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Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Kimble Funeral Home in Paw Paw, West Virginia.