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Curtis Lee Kinney


1936 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Curtis Lee Kinney Obituary
Curtis Lee Kinney
May 13, 1936 - June 1, 2014
Resident of San Ramon
Curtis Lee Kinney, 78, of San Ramon, passed away June 1st, with family by his side. He was born in Lyons, Kansas to Martha and Lloyd Kinney. In 1954, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served aboard the USS Pickaway. Curt met his soul mate, Jeanne, in 1958 while attending Fullerton Junior College and the couple was soon wed. He earned his bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Nevada—Las Vegas. Thereafter, he joined the North Las Vegas Police Department and after two years was promoted to Sergeant of Detectives. Curt found immense joy serving and protecting the members of his community. He went on to a professional career, operating a large financial institution as CEO/CFO.
Curt was drawn into local politics by his fervent commitment to public service. He was elected to the San Ramon City Council; serving as Mayor in 1995 and 1999. He was an avid golfer, pilot, and classic car enthusiast. Curt enjoyed family gatherings at home and his many household projects. Curt follows his parents, sister Barbara, and beloved daughter, Michele. His spirit lives on with Jeanne and in his son, Michael.
A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon on Monday, June 9th at 10:30 a.m. with a reception to follow. There will be a viewing on Sunday, June 8th between 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. at Wilson & Kratzer, 825 Hartz Way, Danville. Donations may be sent to Hope Hospice, 6377 Clark Avenue, Dublin, CA 94568.
Curt's gentle soul has found it's way home. We shall miss him.

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Published in Contra Costa Times on June 6, 2014
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