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Richard L. Kinzly, age 90 of Sarasota, FL, formerly of Wilson, died on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Doctors Hospital in Sarasota, FL. Richard was born on April 2, 1927 in North Tonawanda, the son of the late Levant and Elsie (Bahlow) Kinzly.
He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of WWII, enlisting in January of 1945 and serving to his honorable discharge in August of 1946. In 1949, he married Lily M. (Sims) Kinzly. Richard was employed by National Fuel Gas for over 30 years, retiring in 1989 as District Manager. After his retirement, he and Lily moved to Sarasota. Lily predeceased him in 2004.
Richard was a member of Charlottville Masonic Lodge #73, the Ransomville OES #374, the Sarasota SAHIB Shrine #183, the Wheatfield American Legion #1451, and the Elks Lodge in Sarasota. He was a longtime golfer and was a former member of the Niagara Frontier Country Club.
He is survived by his children, Joan D. Zahno, Colleen (William) Love, Karl, Wayne (Kathy), and Michael Kinzly; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Sandra Kinzly; a brother, Levant R. Kinzly; and a sister, Betty Newcott.
Friends may call at HARDISON FUNERAL HOME, 3648 Ransomville Road, Ransomville, on Monday from 3-7 PM. Funeral services followed by Military Honors will be held on Tuesday, February 27th at 10:00 AM in the funeral home, with the Rev. Richard Garrow officiating. Memorials may be made to the Ransomville American Legion O. Leo Curtiss Post #830, PO Box 98, Ransomville, NY 14131.
Please visit hardisonfuneralhomes.com for online condolences.
Published on February 24, 2018
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