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May 24, 2014

David W. Kinney


David W. Kinney, 48, of Niagara Falls, NY, was called to God on Thursday, May 22, 2014. Born at Mather AFB in Sacramento, CA, he was the son of David L. and Sandra M. (DeLuca) Kinney, Jr. of Niagara Falls, NY.
Dave attended local schools and graduated from the former Trott Vocational High School in 1984 where he was elected as Class Treasurer. He worked for the New York State Parks as well as the Bridge Commission, Carborundum and for the past nineteen years the Niagara Falls Police Department where he attained the rank of Lieutenant. He was a member of the Niagara County Judges and Police Association as well as a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council #247 in Niagara Falls, NY.
Dave enjoyed sports in all facets of his life, especially when he played softball with his brothers, sons and as a member of the Niagara Falls Police Team. Football was Dave's first love, while both playing and later on coaching for Cataract Little Loop Football and Niagara Falls High School where he helped to mentor the youth of Niagara Falls, playing collegiately at both Youngstown State and the University of Buffalo, to coaching in Sweet Home for their Little Loop program and eventually being named head coach of their modified program, Dave always put the needs of his players first.
Among his many other hobbies, Dave enjoyed restoring his 1923 T-Bucket, hunting at the property he and his family constructed in Fillmore, NY, collecting Star Wars memorabilia, bowling and competing in the annual Police Department Tug-of-War competitions.
In addition to his parents, David is survived by his wife, Dawn (Panepinto) Kinney; four sons, Adam (Felicia) Kinney, Mitchell Kinney, Jordan Kinney and Ryan Kinney, all of Niagara Falls, NY; two step-children, Alyssa Carella and Rocco Panepinto; two granddaughters, Aubrey Kinney and Addision Kinney; two brothers, Joseph Kinney and John (Renee) Kinney, both of Niagara Falls, NY; his sister-in-law PaulaAnn (Lewis) Fish of Pennsylvania; nephew and Godson, AJ Kinney; as well as nephews, Conner Kinney, Bryan Fish, Gary Fish; nieces, Kelsey Schramm, Paige Kinney, Ashley Kinney, Kristen Fish; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will be on Monday from 1-4 PM and 6-9 PM at the M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, May 27th at 10 AM at St. Raphael's Church, 3840 Macklem Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY with Rev. Ivan Skenderovic officiating. EVERYONE PLEASE ASSEMBLE AT CHURCH. Entombment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lewiston, NY. The Knights of Columbus Council 247 will conduct a service on Monday at 7:30 PM. Memorial donations may be made to Niagara Falls P.A.L. (Police Athletic League), 4455 Porter Road, Niagara Falls, NY 14305, or to Roswell Park Cancer Institute Alliance Foundation, PO Box 631, Buffalo, NY  14240.
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