Lawrence "Larry" Kinter

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Atty. Lawrence "Larry" Kinter passed away on April 22, 2014 at UPMC Hamot. He was born in Erie, February 9, 1946, the son of the late Dr. Harold "Doc" Kinter and Mildred Wells Kinter.

He was a graduate of Cathedral Prep, the University of Pittsburgh and Pitt Law School.

In 1972 he started practicing law as an attorney in private practice. Prior to that, he served as law clerk under US District Judge Gerald Weber. He was appointed Police Solicitor and later City Solicitor, and worked out of his office on "The Avenue" (East Avenue). He later resigned to focus more on his private law practice.

Larry enjoyed taking frequent family vacations with his wife, children and grandchildren, and most recently, visiting his son in Arizona. He had a love for cooking, and his favorite place to be during football season in Erie, was on a field officiating the local high school teams. The Erie County Football Chapter of Officials elected him as an officer in 1983. He had a passion for the game of football, and refereed for almost 30 years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his only brother, Thomas Kinter of California.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 43 years, Susan Smith Kinter, a daughter Stephanie Robertson and his son-in-law David Robertson, Jr. of Fairview; a son Matthew Kinter of Phoenix, Arizona; three grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Brenna and David III of Fairview; and a niece, Megan Kinter of California. He is also survived by many cousins, including his dear "Stada Baba," Peggy Jean Goetzinger.

In special thanks, the family would like to acknowledge Dr. Kosenko and all the nurses and doctors in the ICU unit at UPMC Hamot.

Friends and family may call at the Burton Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 602 West 10th Street, on Friday from 2 p.m. until the time of services at 5 p.m., with the Reverend Dan Owen officiating.

Memorials may be made to Because You Care, Inc., P.O. Box 54, McKean, PA 16426, and the Erie Zoological Society, P.O. Box 3268, Erie, PA 16508, or to an organization of one's choice.

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Burton Funeral Homes - Downtown Erie
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Published in the Erie Times-News from Apr. 24 to Apr. 25, 2014
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