Barry L. Kinney 77 passed away on Sunday afternoon, February 16, 2020, at the Good Shepherd Fairview Nursing Home after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer's Disease.
He was predeceased by his parents Asahel and Edith (O'Dell) Kinney and his brother, Byron L. Kinney.
He is survived by his devoted wife of forty-eight years, Anne Krawecki Kinney of Binghamton; his daughter, Kelly (Tim) Hodge of Fairport; his son, Nathan L. Kinney (Becky Gennett) of Henderson, NV; grandchildren, Collin and Morgan Hodge, a nephew, Bradley L. Kinney as well as a supportive family, in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. We couldn't have coped without your love and support.
He was a member of St. John's Ukrainian Orthodox Church and was their former groundskeeper for many years. He was a graduate of Chenango Valley High School, Class of 1960. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a fifty-year member of the American Legion Post #1645. He was a retired sales representative for Maines Food Service and a former employee of Sysco and Atlantic Richfield. He was also a former Port Dickinson police officer and business owner.
He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren, coaching and cheering them on from the sidelines. His favorite place was his cottage on the St. Lawrence. He loved fishing, boating, swimming and working on his beloved cottage. Some of his best memories were made in the summers he spent there and with his friends he made there.
He loved golfing for fun and was a marshal at the B.C. and Dick's Opens for over twenty-five years on holes 1 &10.
The family will receive friends from Friday 4-7 pm at the Chopyak-Scheider Funeral Home, 326 Prospect Street, Binghamton with a prayer service at 6:30pm offered by Rev. Father Ivan Synevskyy. A military service will be held on Saturday 1:30pm at St. John's Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Center, 1 St. John's Parkway, Johnson City followed by a repast at St. John's Memorial Center.
The family would like to thank the staff at Brookdale West and Good Shepherd Fairview Nursing Homes for their compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Southern Tier Alzheimer's Association, 401 Hayes Avenue, Endicott, NY 13760.
Kindly share your reflections of Barry on his guestbook at Chopyak-Scheider.com.