First up was Charlie (Charlene) who has been working at the Wakeman funeral home for over 18 years.
The main event was celebrating Tom Hinman's 60th anniversary of being a licensed funeral director and embalmer. Tom has been a true mentor to me and I would not be where I am at today without him.
To top it off the Mayor of Berlin Heights (who also works for me) had a special presentation.
Whereas: Thomas Hinman has been a funeral director in the Village of Berlin Heights, for 60 years and has been considered one of the pillars of this community and this profession; And,
Whereas: The Hinman Funeral Home has provided a caring and devoted service to the Village of Berlin Heights, Ohio and surrounding areas for more than Tom’s 60 years; And,
Whereas: The Hinman Funeral Home continues to operate under the Hinman name as a show of respect for the service and compassion Tom and his family have displayed with their generous and devoted posture in the Village of Berlin Heights, Ohio;
Now, Therefore, I, Kelly L. Moon, Mayor of the Village of Berlin Heights, Ohio, do hereby designate November 22, 2008 as Thomas Hinman Day in the Village of Berlin Heights, Ohio.
In witness thereof, I have set my hand and caused to be affixed the seal of the Village of Berlin Heights, Ohio this 22nd day of November 2008.