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David Deshler Hindle Sr. passed away on April 1, 2016, at the age of 76 in Shelburne, Vt., surrounded by his loved ones.

Born on December 2, 1939, to Winifred Odele Gaw Hindle and Frank Lawton Hindle II in Philadelphia, Pa., he was raised in Red Bank, N.J., alongside his two siblings, brother Frank Lawton Hindle III and sister Susan Hindle Phillips.

Like many in his family, David suffered from Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). When his own kidneys failed 18 years ago, he was given what he called, “a new lease on life,” after the successful transplant of a kidney donated by his wife, Marcia Kelloway Hindle, in July of 1998—an act of love for which their family will be eternally grateful. During those 18 years, David concluded a long and influential career, witnessed the marriages of his three children, and the births of eight grandchildren, remaining a vital and valuable force in each of their lives.

David graduated from St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, Del, Class of 1959, earned his B.A. Degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1963, and an MBA in Banking Administration from Brown University.

Over his 36-year career as a business leader in Haverhill, Mass., David worked his way up from teller to CEO at the Family Mutual Savings Bank, now TD Bank. Admired by everyone he worked with, David exemplified the highest standards of personal and professional integrity, always putting the interests and well being of his employees, his company, and the community before his own. A long-time friend and colleague recently expressed that David served as a model for how people should strive to act, and added, “We have lost a great man.”

David directed numerous charitable efforts to benefit the homeless, the hungry, and the disadvantaged, serving terms as President of the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley and the Merrimack Valley Rotary Club. He was a Board Member of the Boy Scouts of America and the George C. Wadleigh Foundation, and spearheaded a hugely successful capital campaign for Emmaus House, resulting in the provision of housing, education, and childcare for homeless families in Haverhill. David also served as President and Co-founder of the New England Chapter of the PKD Foundation and sat on the Foundation’s National Board. In recognition of his dedication to the community, The Lawrence Eagle-Tribune described David as “…a spearhead (of) civic pride.”

David and Marcia raised their family in West Newbury, Mass., and later along the Merrimack River in Merrimacport. They spent many happy summers together camping in the White Mountains and, more recently, at an island cottage on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, N.H. This past November, David and Marcia celebrated 50 years of marriage.

In addition to his wife Marcia, David is survived by his three children, David Deshler Hindle Jr. and his wife Phuong Trieu-Hindle of Ashburnham, Mass., and their children, Ethan, Zachary, and Serena; Michael Ross Hindle and Carri Beer of Catonsville, Md., and their children, Gus, Eva, and Cedar; and Jill Lindley Hindle Kiedaisch and her husband, Matthew Kiedaisch of Hinesburg, Vt., and their children, Jack and Finn; as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

David will be missed and fondly remembered as a man of honor, decency, and devotion. A memorial service will be held to celebrate David’s life at 1 p.m., on April 30, 2016, at the Wake Robin Community Center, 200 Wake Robin Drive, Shelburne, VT. Donations in David’s memory may be made to the Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Foundation, Post Office Box 871847, Kansas City, MO, 64187 or pkdcure.org/donate/tribute-gift.
Published on  April 10, 2016
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