Jack C. Kinsey Sr., 81, plumber, Korean War vet

By on September 19, 2012

Jack Chester Kinsey Sr., 81, of Ephrata, passed away Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 at Lebanon VA Hospital.

He was born in Reading to the late Cecil and Marion (Bausher) Kinsey and was the husband of the late Bernice Mary Kinsey, who passed away in 2011.

Jack served his country during the Korean War in the Navy aboard the USS Gardiners Bay. He was the owner of Jack C. Kinsey Plumbing & Heating, where he was a self- employed plumber. Jack was a past president of the Reading Berks Plumbing Association and the Master Plumbers Association. He was a long-time active member of the Antietam Valley Lions Club. Jack was an Eagles and Phillies fan and also enjoyed golfing and hunting

Jack is survived by four sons: Jack, husband of Mary Ann (Smith) Kinsey, of Wernersville; Mark A., husband of Carol (Garland) Kinsey, of Reading; Eric A., husband of Mary Ann (Weiler) Kinsey, of Leola; Jason W., husband of Susan (Eberhart) Kinsey, of Ephrata; two sisters: Sandra Fairchild, of Sugarloaf; and Jill Warmkessel, of Bernville; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Jack was preceded in death by his stepfather: Harry Carl Rentz; and two sisters: Clio Tucker and Lois Kappenstein.

A memorial service was held Sept. 18 at the Stradling Funeral Home, Akron, with Dr. Richard McCune officiating. Private interment will take place in the Baughman Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Jack’s memory may be made to Lebanon County Veteran Affairs Hospice, Attn: Scott Harman, 1700 S. Lincoln Ave., Lebanon, PA 17042.

Arrangements were made by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.

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