Dewey J. Hiner, age 94, of Painesville, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at Lake Med Nursing Home in Painesville, Ohio.
Born January 18, 1923, at Cass, he was a son of the late Dewey J. and Eula Mae Kershner Hiner.
Dewey was raised in Cass, and had lived in Painesville, Ohio, for more than 50 years. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Masonic Temple Lodge No. 28 in Painesville. He worked in the shipyards in Maryland, and later went to work for the State of West Virginia Forestry Service.
He attended trade school, which led to a job at Lubrizol where he worked for 26 years, retiring in 1989. He also worked for the old Lake Theater and Mentor Drive-In as a projectionist. He and his wife, Bertha, ran a concession stand at many fairs and festivals around the Lake County area for many years.
Dewey’s hobbies included hunting, fishing, traveling and playing golf. He loved spending time with his granddaughters.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Gum Hiner in 2012; a son, Dewey “Jerry” Hiner; two brothers, Paul Hiner and John Thomas Hiner; and a sister, Ruth Hiner.
He is survived by his son, David Hiner, and wife, Nancy, of Painesville, Ohio; granddaughters, Taylor Hiner and Kailey Hiner, both of Painesville, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Joan Hiner, of Maryville, Tennessee; and a brother, Edsel Hiner, of Delaware.
Funeral service was held July 1 at Spear Mulqueeny Funeral Home in Painesville, Ohio. Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery.