Richard D. "Dick" Kinney

Birth Date: 
Monday, July 2, 1934
Date of Passing: 
Sunday, February 7, 2021

Richard D. “Dick” Kinney, 86, of Wooster died on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at Wooster Community Hospital.

He was born July 2, 1934 in Lodi to Paul H. and Hazel Fulton Kinney.  On August 4, 1963, he married Ann Gerstenslager.  She survives.

Dick retired as a science teacher from Wooster City Schools.  He also retired as an active Reservist of the U.S. Marine Corps.  He had been a flight instructor at the Wayne County Airport and in his retirement, raised and sold Christmas Trees.  Dick was a 56 year member of Ebenezer Lodge #33 F & AM.

Along with his wife, Dick is survived by his children Lee Ann (Tim) Fead and Patrick Kinney both of Wooster; grandchildren Sean, Claudia and Giselle Fead, Hannah and Sarah Katherine Kinney; brothers Ronald Kinney of Wooster and Larry Kinney of St. Cloud, FL.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

There will be no services.  Burial will be in Maple Mound Cemetery in Creston.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Association, 10501 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106-2204 or to Toys for Tots,

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions: 

Contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Association, 10501 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106-2204 or to Toys for Tots,


No services will be held


I am deeply saddened by this news. Mr. Kinney was our neighbor for many years, and I was also lucky enough to have him as my 8th grade science teacher at Edgewood Jr High. He was a quiet man, respectful, responsible, but also fun loving. We had many picnics together on the back deck, played in his dirt pile when we were young, and counted on him as a neighbor to always be there and be our "back-up" when mom and dad weren't around. Rest in Peace Mr. Kinney. Big hugs to Mrs. Kinney, Patrick, and LeeAnn.

Thank you for your service. Condolences to the family. Wooster-Wayne Chapter DAR

I am saddened to hear this news and fondly remember Mr. Kinney. My grandparents’ farm was adjacent to the Kinney’s, so the families knew each other for many years. Lee and I have been close friends since the early days of swim team and life guarding, so I knew Mr. Kinney most of my life. He was also my 8th grade science teacher — a great teacher and a kind man. I will never forget the weekend when Mr. Kinney flew us to/from BGSU via the Wayne County airport.

Thoughts and prayers to Ann, Lee, Pat and family.

My deepest sympathy to family & friends. Mr. Kinney was my science teacher. A fine fellow, put up with a lot of our guff. Rest in peace Mr Kinney, you was a great teacher & fine human being. Peace to your hearts. Lynette (Musselman) Geitgey

Our sympathy and prayers to you Ann and your family.

My family relocated to Wooster in late 1970. "Mr." Kinney was the teacher of the very first class I attended at Edgewood Jr. High. He immediately made me feel welcome and a natural part of the group. That, and his teaching style, inspired me to become much more interested in science, something that has influenced me over the course of my career. My sincere condolences to the Kinney family.

My sincere sympathy to Ann, Lee Ann , Patrick and families. Our friendship dates back to the 60’s when we taught
at Bowman Junior High School. Dick was a gentle , generous fellow who was admired by all of his students
and friends. Sending love and comfort to the family.

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