IN MEMORIAM: Richard L. Kinney Sr., 83;
Printer Worked At County Highway Dept.
MOUNT VISION – Richard Lavern Kinney Sr., 83, a Guardsman, printer and county highway department employee, passed away on Jan. 8, 2019, in Orlando, Fla., as a result of cardiac issues.
He was born in Schuyler Lake, in the bedroom of his parent’s home in September 1938. Richard and Mary Helen Evans of Mount Vision married on July 14, 1956, and subsequently celebrated 63 years of marriage.
His work history began in the National Guard, followed by the Otsego County Highway Department. His main profession was as a journeyman printer for 35 years.
Once retired, Richard worked for an additional seven years for the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce. He also maintained his mother-in-law’s property in Mount Vision for more than 40 years.
Richard was a member of the Bible Baptist Church in Mount Vision where he served as a Deacon. He loved deer hunting, race cars, gardening, canning and spending time with his animals and family.
Richard was a beloved son, husband, uncle, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Mary; four children, Susan, Teresa Margaret, Richard Jr., and Ted; two daughters-in-law; one sister-in-law; one son-in-law; nine nieces and nephews; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Richard had an extremely fond relationship with his sister-in-law, Beth Himes. He and Beth spoke frequently and had an extraordinarily special bond with her.
Preparations have been made for a spring “Celebration of Life” in the Lena Cemetery in New Lisbon followed by a meal at Brooks Restaurant in Oneonta.
Donations to the Old Stone Baptist Church in Schuyler Lake are being accepted in lieu of flowers please.
Richard lived out his final years in sunny Orlando, Fla., where he had happily spent many of his younger years.