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Date published: 4/9/2014

Lynn B. Hinds

Lynn B. Hinds, 79, of Fredericksburg passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014, at his home.

Mr. Hinds was born Dec. 22, 1934, in Akron, Ohio. He was a 1953 graduate of Springfield Senior High School. He received his bachelor's degree in speech and English from the University of Akron in 1958 and a Master of Divinity from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1960. He also received a master's degree in speech from Temple University in 1960 and a doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh in 1976.

Mr. Hinds served on the faculty of Princeton Theological Seminary and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Duquesne University, Penn State University, West Virginia University, and retired as professor emeritus from Drury University in Springfield, Mo. He did on-air radio talk programs for KQV and WTAE. He hosted AM Pittsburgh from 1972 until 1983. He also worked as a broadcast journalist for WTAE's "Action News." He wrote, produced and hosted "The Pennsylvania Game," a quiz program broadcast on the Pennsylvania Public Television Network that won an award for excellence from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters.

Mr. Hinds loved to play golf and bridge. He enjoyed ballroom dancing with his wife and best friend, Cindy. He was a lifelong avid reader.

Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Hinds; a daughter, Dr. Shelly Lear and husband Jim; two sons, Jeff and Robb Hinds; two grandsons, Jamey and Luke; one great-grand-daughter, Alyssa; brother John Hinds; two nephews, J.R. and Nate of Akron, Ohio; his parents-in-law, William and Josephine Holland of Pittsburgh, sisters-in-law Maryclare Jones, husband Peter and sons Reed and Will of Ashburn, and Dr. Christa Johnson, husband Dr. Mark Johnson and children Ashley, Nathan and Abigail of Elizabethtown, Pa.; and brother-in-law David Sundo and his daughter, Danielle Reynolds, and husband Brett of Pittsburgh.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to Capital Caring Hospice, 2900 Telestar Court, Falls Church, VA 22042, to benefit the Fredericksburg office.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralser vice.com.