Kenneth H. “Ken” Kinner, 82, of North Port, Fla., passed away peacefully Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Tidewell Hospice in Port Charlotte, Fla., after a courageous battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP).
He was born Oct. 5, 1930, in Buffalo, N.Y., to Victoria “Dorothy” (nee Ruppert) (Kinner) Laufer.
Ken attended Buffalo schools. He served in the U.S. Army 1951 to 1953, and was stationed in Berlin, Germany, in the 61st Division. He was an accomplished swimmer on the U.S. Army Swim Team.
Ken is survived by his wife of 57 years, Constance “Connie” (nee Zarbo) Kinner; three children, Karen (Anthony) Bucciteilli of North Port, Kathleen (Richard) Dynarski of Freehold, N.J., and Kenneth (Kenny) Kinner of North Port; three grandchildren, Katherine Dynarksi of Davis, Calif., Eric Dynarski and Lauren Dynarski of Freehold; and nephew, Richard O. Ruppert of Venice, Fla.
A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at San Pedro Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ken’s memory to: CurePSP, 30 E. Padonia Road, Suite 201, Timonium, MD 21093, or via www.psp.org; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or via www.stjude.org. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.farleyfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by Farley Funeral Home, North Port.