PORT ALLEGANY - Orton A. Kinney, 91, of Port Allegany, died Sunday (Nov. 3, 2013) at his home surrounded by his loving family.
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He was born March 9, 1922, in Port Allegany, a son of Fred and Esther Seyler Kinney. On Dec. 20, 1947, at St Bonaventure, Allegany, N.Y., he married Hester Marie Pittman, who died Aug. 13, 2012.
Mr. Kinney was a graduate of Port Allegany High School, Class of 1940. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1942 to 1945. Mr. Kinney owned and operated a service station in Olean, N.Y., before going into the dairy farming business. He owned and operated his own farm in Liberty Township for many years. He belonged to various farming organizations and over the years won many awards for his dairy herd.
He was a member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council #8018, both of Port Allegany. He was also a member of American Legion Post #258 of Port Allegany.
Mr. Kinney is survived by two daughters, Kris (Robert) Zoll of Mechanicsburg and Mary Beth Kinney of Port Allegany; four sons, Daniel (Sandra) Kinney, Fred Kinney, William (Debra) Kinney and Alan (JoElla) Kinney, all of Port Allegany; nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and three brothers, John Kinney of Green Castle, Robert (Bernadine) Kinney of Port Allegany and James (Beverly) Kinney of Warren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and a sister, Belle Ball.
There will be no visitation. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Gabriel Catholic Church with the Rev. James Campbell, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in Portage Valley Cemetery, Wrights. Military honors will be accorded by the Port Allegany Honor Guard at the church.
Memorials may be made to St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 203 Arnold Ave., Port Allegany, PA 16743; or the McKean County SPCA, 80 Glenwood Ave., Bradford, PA 16701.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Port Allegany.
Online condolence may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com
Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc.
105 North Main Street
Port Allegany, PA 16743
Published in The Bradford Era from Nov. 5 to Nov. 12, 2013