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Ronald Lee Kinney Age 83, passed away peacefully in his Novato home on March 3, 2014. Ron was born in Toledo, Ohio, on September 7, 1930, to Russell and Mildred Kinney. After high school, Ron attended Princeton University and received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. He went on to earn a Masters degree at the University of Michigan. After graduation Ron drove out to California on Route 66 and embarked upon a career that lasted 38 years at Chevron Corp. On the trip out west to California, Ron brought along his new bride Marcia. Happily married since 1954, Ron and Marcia celebrated their 60th anniversary on February 27th. Ron was a dedicated and proud father of his three children, Michael Kinney, who preceded him in death, Nancy Andrews (Dr. Mark Andrews) of Calabasas, and Stephen Kinney (Hilary) of Novato. His seven grandchildren provided him with endless enjoyment; Megan and Matthew Kinney, Samantha and Branko Andrews and Hayden, Kendall, and Wyatt Kinney. In addition to his involvement with his family's activities, Ron could be found reading; he was especially fond of U.S. and European history, or listening to music throughout the day, as he was a great fan of jazz. It was out in nature, however, that provided him many of his fondest memories, and whether he was with others or by himself, the outdoors was where he was the happiest. Up until a few years ago, Ron could be found in the Marin hills running or biking almost every day. He completed many marathons and other races in California and Colorado including the Dipsea and Pike's Peak. We will always remember Ron and the life he enjoyed. We will miss him dearly. A private service will be held for the family. Charitable donations are welcome at www. justgive.org/ronaldkinney.
Published in Marin Independent Journal on Mar. 11, 2014
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