Robert J. ""Coon"" Kinney died 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at his home in Geneva.
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He was born July 6, 1949, in Perry, and lived in Northeast Ohio.
He was the proud local business owner of Cherrie's Coon Dogs. He enjoyed above all else, time spent with family and friends. Coon was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles No. 2243, as well as the VFW Post 6846, where he played Santa for many years.
He is survived by his lifelong love, Cherrie (Smith) Kinney of Geneva; son, Bobby Kinney of Geneva; daughter-in-law, Sara Cassidy of Geneva; sisters, Rosemary Kinney of Madison and Sharon Kinney of Canfield; and many nieces and nephews, whom all he adored.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John ""Jack"" and Effie ""Toots"" Kinney; and brothers, John and Joseph Kinney.
He will be greatly missed and forever remembered by all.
Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 175 S. Broadway in Geneva.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at the funeral home.
Published in www.News-Herald.com on Jan. 29, 2013