William David Hinz passed away May 9, 2010 at his home in Sedona, AZ. He was born in Erie, PA, August 19, 1938 to Kenneth Hinz and Dorothy Averill and moved to Phoenix, AZ in 1941. He was a graduate of Brophy Prep and Northern Arizona University. Upon graduation, he served two years in the Army. William had a long career in the Savings and Loan Industry, working for First Federal Savings and Loan and later President and CEO of Home Federal Savings/Great American Savings Bank. He later was involved in the hotel industry where he owned and operated several full service hotels. He also served as a director of Tucson Electric Power and was a Tucson Conquistador. He served as the President of White Mountain Country Club for two years. He retired to Northern Arizona spending the summers in Pinetop and winters in Sedona.
William is survived by his wife, Mary, and his two children, Deborah (married to Kevin Kelly) and William II (married to Kelley Hinz). He is also survived by his brother, Kenneth, and sisters Sandra Stanley (David), Lynda Miller and Patricia Hall. He is also survived by his four grandchildren, Kevin Kelly III, William Hinz III, Kristin Kelly and Katelyn Hinz. William loved to play golf and spend time with his family.
Services will be held at Brophy Chapel, 4701 North Central Avenue, on May 16, 2010 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the Saint Mary’s Food Bank.