2017-03-16 / Obituaries

John Francis Kinsley

February 26, 2017


John Francis Kinsley John Francis Kinsley John Francis Kinsley, 89, of Newark, DE, passed away on Feb. 26, 2017 at his home.

John, or Jack as he was known by his friends, was born in Wyalusing, PA and was one of 13 children. After marrying Musette Jayne in June 1949, they moved to Newark. He worked as an auto carrier for M&G Convoy until retiring in 1988. Upon Musette’s death in 1992, he married Bonita Lindell, who died in 2012.

Jack loved traveling by motor-home in his younger years, with Alaska being one of his most memorable trips. As he got older, he thrived on making people laugh and smile and baking chocolate chip cookies for anyone who would eat them. He always had a love of dogs and cats and most recently loved doggy sitting for a neighbor’s dog.

He is survived by his daughters, Dawn Febo (Fred) of Chantilly, VA and Bonnie Kinsley of Lincoln University, PA; his stepchildren Brendan Lindell (Louisa), Jack Lindell (Penny Sylvester) and Eunice Chudzik (Stephan), as well as eight grandchildren,

11 greatgrandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Jerry Kinsley of Florida, Billy Kinsley of Virginia, Donald Kinsley of Maryland, and sister, Anne Antonich from Michigan.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to nurses of the Christiana Heart Center, as well as his wonderful Fountainview neighbors in Newark where he lived the last four-and-a-half years.

Funeral services were held graveside at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 6 at The Head of Christiana Cemetery, 1100 Church Road, Newark, DE 19711. Minister Miranda Lane of God’s Safe Haven Ministry officiated. R.T. Foard and Jones Funeral Home, Inc. handled the funeral arrangements. Friends and family gathered at John’s home for light refreshments directly following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter, PO Box 2321, Centreville, VA 20122. Condolences may be left in John’s online guestbook at www.rtfoar d.com.

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