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Orson Kinney

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Orson A. Kinney, beloved father and grandfather, passed into life eternal at Christus Sister Mary Hospice early on June 5, 2014 at the age of 80. Orson, lovingly called "Bud," began his life in Cortland, New York on January 3, 1934. Mr. Kinney loved this country with undying patriotism. He was also a devoted Redsox and Spurs fan, and an avid photographer. Orson A. Kinney was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Virginia Anne Kinney, his mother Katherine Walrad Kinney, his father Daniel Lamont Kinney, and his sister Barbara Schuehler. He is survived by his daughter, Virginia Marie Kinney; his son, Daniel Lamont Kinney, II and his grandson, Daniel Lamont Kinney, III; and his daughter, Katherine Elizabeth Corley, her husband, Kurt Corley, and grandchildren Robert Alan Corley, Katelyn Nicole Corley, and Megan Brenna Corley; and his sister, Joan Fenner, and numerous nephews and nieces. Bud served his country in the United States Air Force for 20 years, rising to the rank of Major. He was an EOD member and served in Korea and Vietnam during times of war and in Europe and the US in times of peace. When Bud retired from the Air Force, he moved to San Antonio and began his second career with USAA Insurance Company, which spanned 18 years. Bud also went back to school and obtained his BA, accomplishing a life-long goal. His second retirement didn't slow Bud down much; he had numerous hobbies: enrolling in various classes to learn new skills, helping his wife Anne with the garden which won awards, and bowling actively on several teams, just to name a few. He and his wife Anne also helped start the Camelot Neighborhood Association, with Bud eventually holding every office in the organization. He delivered for Meals on Wheels for a number of years and sang with his church's choir at John Calvin Presbyterian Church, where he also served as an elder. Bud gave to numerous charities in whose purposes he believed. Many different communities came to love Bud for his quiet, well-mannered presence, as well as his dry wit. He will be missed by many. Our family wishes to express our thanks to all who befriended, loved, treated, and comforted Bud. Visitation will be 5-7p.m., Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 12 noon, Thursday June 12 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. A private inurnment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park at a later date. Condolences may be offered at http://www.sunsetfuneralhomesa.com/. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the , the Christus Sister Mary Hospice, or a .

Published in Express-News on June 9, 2014
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