John Frederick Kinsner
Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, CA) - Friday, January 3, 2003
Born December 16, 1922 in Oakland, California and passed away in Walnut Creek at John Muir Hospital surrounded by his family on December 28, 2002. Beloved husband of Esther Kinsner for 57 years. Loving father of John J. Kinsner; adored grandfather of Larry and John Adam Kinsner; brother of Pat Massaro and the late Jane Reedy; son of the late Marion Kropf; brother-in-law to Raymond (Patricia) Fratangelo.
He was employed by the Oakland Tribune for 48 years in the Home Delivery Department of the management team. He became a Mason so he could become a Shriner to repay them for the surgery so he could walk again. After Polio at age 2, he became mobile once again until his body was torn apart by cancer after a year long struggle.
There will be memorial on Sunday, January 12, 2003, at 3:00 p.m. at the Shrine Event Center in Livermore. Take Airway Boulevard exit off 580. Proceed straight ahead, right turn on Nissan, go to end, left turn on Lindburg Boulevard to 170, Livermore, CA 94550.
If you wish to make a donation in Jack's name, please give it to the Shriner's Hospital at Aahmes Temple at the above address.