Robert J. "Bob" Kinzler
May 9, 1940
September 30, 2023
On Saturday, September 30, 2023. Beloved husband of 60 years to Mary Anne Kyle Kinzler; loving father of Mary Chris and Donna Kinzler; Son of the late Barbara Kinzler; nephew of the late Teresa Kinzler; brother in law of Jean (late Ken) Kozy, John (Pauline) Kyle, Judy (late Charles) Kyle and the late Donald Kyle; son in law of the late Jack and Catherine Kyle; Dog dad of Golden Retriever, Bailey; Grandpaw of Westie, Baxter; also survived by generations of nieces and nephews.
Bob was a member of the Knights of Columbus, holding the seat of Treasurer for many years. He was a Life Member of Rennerdale Volunteer Fire Department, where he was previously the Fire Police Captain. He celebrated 50 years of service to the Rennerdale VFD this past July. He was an integral part of the department and was one of their first EMT's starting their volunteer BLS service. Bob started the Fire Police service and held many positions within the department over the years. He was also a proud member of US Army National Guard. He enjoyed going to breakfast every other week with several retired Chartiers Valley school bus drivers and custodians at JoJo's. He had a fantastic sense of humor. Bob was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins, having held season tickets for many years. He also enjoyed going to RMU hockey games, both home and away. He attended college later in life, graduating from Robert Morris University, at age 64, with a B.S. in Accounting. Many people in Carnegie remember Bob from his job at the First Federal Bank. He was a true dog lover and was the Gatekeeper for the Greater Pittsburgh Golden Retriever Club for Agility Trials. Bob’s distinctive voice carried through the churches of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish as he shared the words from the bible as a dedicated reader for decades.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the SZAFRANSKI-EBERLEIN FUNERAL HOME, INC., where family and friends will be received on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 from 4-7PM with a Knights of Columbus Service taking place at 6:30PM and Wednesday, October 4, 2023 from 2PM-4PM and 6PM-8PM with a Fireman Service taking place at 7PM at 101 Third Street, Carnegie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Corpus Christi Parish, St. Barbara Church, on Thursday, October 5, 2023, at 10:00AM. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Bob's name to:
The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Food Bank
330 Third Avenue
Carnegie, PA 15106