Ralph E. Kinley, 91, of Williamsport, died April 28, 2014, at ManorCare Health Services.
Born Feb. 3, 1923, in Cogan Station, he was the son of William B. and Rachel D. (Waltz) Kinley. He married the former Thelma A. Quigel on Dec. 24, 1943, and they spent 63 years together.
Ralph was a U.S. Army World War II veteran. He served in the European Theater of operations. He receive the Bronze and Silver Star. He also received a Good Conduct Medal, the Medal of Valor, the Russian Services with Campaign Ribbon, the World War II Victory Ribbon, and the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon with Five Bronze Stars. Prior to his retirement he was the owner of Kinley's Garage, DuBoistown.
Ralph E. Kinley
He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the Lycoming Creek Lions Club. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, attending Crosscutters games, bowling and picking strawberries.
Surviving is a son, Wayne E. (Dianna) Kinley, of Jersey Shore; daughter, Joan M. (John) Eck; of Williamsport; four grandchildren, Stacey (Mark) Imler, Shannon (Jamie) Farnham, Michael (Jessica) Eck, and Kathleen (Keith) Holmes; nine great-grandchildren, Justin, Jace, and Jaron Imler, Madison and Sydney Farnham, Maya and Jackson Holmes, and Simon and Miles Justice-Eck; and a sister Eleanor Horn, of Cogan Station.
In addition to his parents, Ralph was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma A. (Quigel) Kinley, in 2007; brothers, Floyd, Elmer, and Ernest Kinley; and sisters, Hazel Robinson, Sarah Mahaffey, Florence Menne, Ruth Haire and Dorothy Persun.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, May 1 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1971 Lycoming Creek Road, Williamsport, PA 17701 with the Rev. John C. Baney and Rev. Dr. Robert L. Basom officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Ralph's name to Trinity United Methodist Church, 1971 Lycoming Creek Road, or Lions Club-Lycoming Creek, P.O. Box 4032 Williamsport, PA 17701.
Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701.