Andrew “Andy” Edward Hinkle, age 39, of McKean Township, passed away at home on Sunday, March 16, 2014. He was the devoted husband of Melissa Palermo Hinkle.
Andy was born November 18, 1974 in Erie, the son of Mel and Laura Fuhrer Hinkle of Waterford. He graduated from Fort LeBoeuf High School where he was a member of the wrestling and football teams, and he enjoyed fishing, amusement parks, and was a diehard Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Andy loved the outdoors and was always eager to help others. For the past 12 years, he worked as a union roofer for the Local #210.
Andy was proud of his family which includes his wife, Melissa, whom he married September 17, 2004; three daughters, Megan Palermo, Isabella and Kayci Hinkle; his parents, Laura and Mel; his brother, Marc Hinkle and his wife Kellie and their children Karlie, Hannah, and Bryce of Forty Fort, PA; his in-laws Denise Palermo, Vincent Palermo; brother-in-law Vincent Palermo II; close family friend Iluminada Rivera, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Those that preceded him in death include three uncles, Terrence, Mark, and William Fuhrer, and his grandparents, Edward and Jeanette Fuhrer, and Marvin and Mary Hinkle.
Family and friends may call at Van Matre Funeral Home, 105 Walnut Street, Waterford on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and may attend the funeral service there on Friday morning at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Gary Donaldson, pastor of Asbury United Methodist Church in Waterford. Burial will follow at Waterford Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the family.