Ocean City Today

William Joseph Hynes

Jun 29, 2017
William Joseph Hynes

printed 06/30/2017


William Joseph Hynes, age 91, died Saturday, June 24, 2017 at his home.

Born in Clinton, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Patrick Francis Hynes and Anne McIlveen Hynes.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Dorothy Geneva Hynes. Also surviving are his children, Patrick Hynes and his wife, Laurie, of Ijamsville, Maryland, Owen Hynes and his wife, Sherry, of Gilbert, Arizona, Carolyn Bartlett and her husband, Steven, of Berlin, and Theresa Hynes of Baltimore.

There are 10 grandchildren, Jamie Thompson, Kimberly Thayer, Steven Bartlett, Caitlin Bartlett, Jared Hynes, Nicholas Hynes, Jacob Hynes, Joshua Hynes, Madison Hynes, Nicholas Hynes and four great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Marie Varnerin, of Watching, New Jersey and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Virginia Brassard, Kathleen Bryant and Patricia Tubbs.

Mr. Hynes graduated from Boys Latin High School in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Boston College in Massachusetts. He was a United States Navy veteran of WWII.

He worked at NSA as an intelligence analyst and later worked at NASA as a mathematical engineer.   He was of a member of St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Ocean City, National Association of Retired Federal Employees and the LST 119 Association. He was also a past president of the South Point Citizens Association.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at Holy Savior Catholic Church in Ocean City. Rev. Stanislao Esposito officiated. His burial followed the Mass in Evergreen Cemetery in Berlin.

Donations may be made to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733 Salisbury, Maryland 21802, or to St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1705 Philadelphia Ave. Ocean City, Maryland 21842.

Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Letters of condolences may be sent to the family at burbage@burbagefuneralhome.com.

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