C. Bud Hinke, 80

The Baltimore Sun

C. Bud Hinke, a retired insurance salesman who had earlier been a boilermaker, died of lung disease Feb. 4 at his Hamilton home. He was 80.

Born in Baltimore and raised on Belnord Avenue, he attended Patterson Park High School. He lettered in football and track and field, and was a Maryland Scholastic Association wrestling champion. During World War II, he left school to join the Marines and served in the Pacific.

After the war, he completed his education at Patterson. He then attended the Johns Hopkins University on a football and wrestling scholarship.

He became a boilermaker and later worked with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and at the National Security Agency at Fort Meade. He also sold real estate and insurance through the Automobile Association of America at its Mount Royal Avenue office.

He coached the St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church boys soccer teams for more than a decade and won multiple league and Catholic Youth Organization championships. He received the CYO Coach of the Year award in 1969. He also founded a soccer program at the old Seton High School.

A Mass was offered Thursday at St. Dominic's, where he was a member.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, the former Marie A. Vincent; four sons, Joseph G. Hinke of Baltimore, Michael C. Hinke of Rosedale, John R. Hinke of Parkville and Edward J. Hinke of Fallston; four daughters, Maureen A. Hahn of Carney, Mary T. Metzger of Boulder, Colo., Patricia M. Sullivan of Annapolis and Anne M. Syphard of Parkville; a brother, Richard C. Hinke of Baltimore; 20 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. A son, Jim Hinke, died in 2003.

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