ROBERT M. KINNEY

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ROBERT MICHAEL SMITH  
KINNEY, SR. "Bob"  

Robert Michael Smith Kinney, Sr. born June 7, 1939 in New Haven, CT, died August 15, 2014 in Nellysford, VA. Bob joins his remarkable wife of 45 years, Susan Kinney, and their daughter, Katherine, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his children, Bob, Jr. and Bob's wife Carol, Timothy and Timothy's wife, Shelly and Jennifer and Jennifer's husband, Phil. He was blessed with many grandchildren, Matthew and Christine (Katherine), Michael, James and Joseph (Bob and Carol), Jennifer and Abigail (Timothy and Shelly) and John and Theodore (Jennifer and Phil); as well as one great-grandchild, Wren (John and Caroline). Bob was a rocket scientist, having received multiple degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California, Los Angeles. He started his career as an aerospace engineer with McDonnell Douglas Aircraft, followed by civil service as Chief of Technology for the US Army Ballistic Missile Defense Organization. He rounded out his career as Vice President of SPARTA, Inc. He was a scholar, connoisseur of fine wines and finer scotch, lover of honky-tonk and opera, and a sweet man to his many friends and family. He leaves behind a large legacy and even larger shoes for his family to fill. There will be a visitation at Money and King Funeral Home, 171 W. Maple Ave., Vienna, on Monday, August 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, August 19 at 11 a.m. at St. Mark's Catholic Church, 9970 Vale Rd., Vienna, VA. Interment will follow at Fairfax Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, we ask that memorial contributions be made to the Emily Couric Cancer Center at the University of Virginia Medical College, Charlottesville, VA. Online condolences and fond memories of Bob may be offered to the family at:


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Money and King Funeral Home
171 Maple Avenue W
Vienna, VA 22180
(703) 938-7440
Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 17, 2014
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