Deceased September 1, 2015
Win, scholar and friend, died in Concord, Mass., Sept. 1, 2015. He leaves his wife, Sarah; their three children and six grandchildren; and his brother, Peter Gage Hindle ’56.
Win grew up in South Dartmouth, Mass., graduated with honors from Deerfield Academy and enjoyed a distinguished career at Amherst: He majored in physics, lettered in squash and golf, sang in the glee club, was president of Alpha Delta Phi, was a junior Phi Bete and graduated magna cum laude.
He received his M.B.A. from MIT’s Sloan School in 1954, met and married Sarah and served for three years as an officer in the U.S. Navy Supply Corps.
He concluded his estimable professional career of 32 years as SVP, operations, with Digital Equipment Corp. in Maynard, Mass. His “retirement” was no less significant; he served 21 years on the Emerson Hospital board of directors and 26 as a trustee, and also a chair, of the Wheaton College board.
Win was an ardent card player—cribbage, anyone?—golfer, music lover and Gilbert & Sullivan devotee. He would draw on his encyclopedic knowledge of G&S to sing selections from various operettas on long drives, in the shower and when awake at night. He accumulated an impressive collection of antique clocks, which filled his Concord home with bells and chimes. Within the family, he was also known for his lengthy, wide-ranging graces at meal times.
He and Sarah loved to travel, often with their extended family. They summered in their beloved Siasconset on Nantucket where they regularly played their favorite golf course, Sankaty Head.
Highly respected and remembered for his wry and quiet sense of humor, his integrity, his curious mind and his fellowship, he will be missed with affectionate memories.
Gordon Hall ’52
Jack Vernon ’52