Robert Kinney

Obituary of Robert F. Kinney

Robert F. Kinney, 99 of Port Allegany passed away Tuesday March 5, 2024 in Coudersport Pa. Robert arrived on Christmas Day 1924, just as the noon train passed by, born a son to Fred and Esther (Seyler) Kinney, on the
Portage Road Kinney Farm, Port Allegany PA. He had four siblings; John, Orton, and James Kinney and a sister Belle (Jack) Ball. Bob remained and worked on the family farm until the age of eighteen at which time he enlisted
in the Army and volunteered for the Ski Patrol. Following basic training at Camp Hale he left for Italy as a member of the io" Mountain Division Ski Troop. He was a very proud World War II Veteran who enjoyed sharing
stories of his service years. Following the War he returned to Port Allegany and on November 20, 1948 married his sweetheart, Bernadine Thrash.


At a young age Bob developed an interest in old automobiles that continued throughout his 99 years, including the acquisition and sale of old car parts, along with sharing his knowledge with other antique car buffs. One of his
most treasured automobiles was rumored to have been originally purchased by notorious bank robber John Dillinger for his girlfriend Mary Longnecker. His final working years before retirement were spent with the former North Penn Gas Company where he developed many long-lasting friendships.


A lover of animals he was rarely without a dog. In later years he could be found on many a summer day sitting on his front porch, with his dog, waiting for a passerby, looking forward to a visit.

Bob was a member of the AACA, Liberty Lodge # 505 Free and Accepted Masons and the Coudersport Consistory.


Robert is survived by one daughter; Rebecca Anjeski of Port Allegany PA, one son Retired Colonel Terry J. (Beverly) Kinney of San Antonio, TX.
three grandchildren; Denise M (Todd) Anderson of St. John's FL, Josh (Jorni) Kinney of Springfield, Brittany (Boe) Fogel of Port Allegany PA.
eight great grandchildren; Thomas and Margaret Hughes, Saxon, Sawyer, Spike, and Star Kinney and Brooks and Beck Fogel. a daughter-in-law; Sherri Kinney of Port Allegany, PA and a longtime friend
T. Michael Coneys of Port Allegany, PA.


He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, a son Thomas R. Kinney and son-in-law Donald R. Anjeski, two brothers John and Orton Kinney and one sister Belle Ball.


There will be no visitation. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the St. Gabriel's Cemetery, Port Allegany PA.


Memorials may be made to the Potter County Hospice or the Allegheny Mountain Engine and Implement Association. Online condolence may be made at


Condolences may be made to: Becky Anjeski 304 Grace Avenue, Port Allegany PA 16743


 Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox   Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany, PA.


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