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Robert L. Weigel
Owner and Director
Our mission is to provide the highest quality funeral service which is above and beyond the norm, treating all families in the manner we would expect for our own family, paying strict attention to the detail you deserve, with special attention to professional service and fairly priced services and merchandise for all patrons.
d: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 Visitation: Monday July 23, 2012 5:00pm until 6:00pm Funeral Service: Monday July 23, 2012 6:00pm
Age 86, of Hamilton died Wednesday, July 18, 2012 in Garden Manor. He was born October 14, 1925 in Hamilton, the son of Mark and Alma (Barger) Kinch. He was a graduate of Rio Grande College and Miami University with degrees in education. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army Corp of Engineers during WWII. He was employed as an engineer for Bendix in Hamilton and summer activity director for Butler County Childrenís Home. He was employed by Hamilton City Schools for 41 years as a teacher and assistant principal at Harding, Wilson, and George Washington Schools. He married Doris Jean Baker on November 19, 1950 and she preceded him in death in January 2005 after 55 years of marriage. He was a member of Riverside Athletic Club, Senior Olympics basketball and tennis teams, U. S. Trotting Assoc. and Ohio Horsemanís Assoc. He is survived by two sons, Tony (Melissa) Kinch, Middletown and Thomas (Luisa) Kinch, Hamilton; two daughters, Sandra (John) Rice, Hamilton and Teri (Donald) Burke, Sommerville, two daughter-in-laws, Patricia Kinch, Hamilton, Sandra Kinch, Bull Head City, Arizona; brother, Mark (Betty) Kinch, Hamilton; sister-in-law, Peggy Kinch, Hamilton; 20 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren; one great, great grandchild and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a brother, Robert, a sister-in-law, Sara and sons, Herman, Dale and Melvin, Jr. and niece, Travis Kinch. A memorial service with military services to follow will be held Monday, July 23, 2012 at 6 p.m. at Weigel Funeral Home, 980 N. W. Washington Blvd. with Pastor Ken Ritz officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 5 p.m. until time of the service. Memorials may be directed to Hamilton Vineyard Church 1701 Princeton Road Hamilton, Ohio 45011.