Irving E. Kinch
passed away peacefully Sunday, March 21, 2010, at Sunnyslope Nursing Home in Bowerston after a short illness.
Born Jan. 23, 1918, in Twinsburg, he was the son of Walter and Florence Kinch. Irv and his parents moved to Carroll County during the 1930s and lived in Harrison Twp. before moving to Carrollton.
Irv was a self-employed plumber, worked at Carrollton Manufacturing and retired as a custodian for the Carroll County Courthouse. He was a protestant by faith.
He was very independent and lived for the outdoors, being an avid fisherman and hunter. He took many yearly trips to Canada with his friends to fish and even had the opportunity to shoot a black bear in his seventies.
He is survived by two grandchildren, Michael Grimes of Portland, OR, and Leigh Ann Michelsen of Cincinnati; a great grandson, Keenan Michelsen; adopted son, Tim Kinch of Pennsylvania and two beloved puppies, Frankie and Spanky.
He was preceded in death by his only daughter, Janet Grimes who passed away in 2003.
Calling hours will be Thursday, March 25 from 5-7 p.m. at Allmon-Dugger-Cotton Funeral Home in Carrollton and 12-1 p.m. Friday, March 26 with funeral services beginning at 1 p.m. with Mario DeCarlo officiating. Burial will be at Westview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to a charity of the donor choice.