12/16/05 — EDWARD G. KINZEL

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Feb. 19, 1918 - Dec. 15, 2005

DUDLEY -- Ed Kinzel, 87, died Thursday afternoon at his home with his loving wife, Rose, at his bedside.

Mr. Kinzel was born to George and Elizabeth Kinzel in New York City and was raised in California with his two sisters, Dorothy and Ruth.

In his youth, Mr. Kinzel was active in scouting and was an honorary member of the Boy Scouts of America.

He served in the Army from 1942 to 1945 in the Asiatic Pacific and New Guinea. On returning from overseas, he met and married Rose B. Barnett of Warsaw. After their honeymoon, Mr. and Mrs. Kinzel moved to California where he attended the University of California at Berkley and graduated in 1951.

While still living in Berkley, the couple's first child, Annette, was born. Mr. Kinzel moved his family to Norfolk, Va., where he worked with the Department of Welfare as superintendent of the Norfolk Youth Center.

After moving to the Tidewater area, the couple's other two children, Catherine and Frederick, were born. Mr. Kinzel and his family were active in the life of Oakdale Presbyterian Church.

In 1978, Mr. and Mrs. Kinzel retired to Dudley and built their home. Mr. Kinzel was a lifetime member of the American Legion and a member of Dudley Christian Church. He enjoyed many activities including gardening and traveling with his wife and family.

Mr. Kinzel was preceded in death by both of his parents as well as his sister, Dorothy.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Rose; two daughters, Annette Hansen of Dudley and husband, Richard, and son, Eric, and Catherine Scalzo of Denver, Colo., and husband, Joseph, and two children, Andrew and Alison; a son, Frederick of Currituck and wife, Sandra.

The Rev. Blane Smith will officiated at the memorial service Saturday at 2 p.m. at Dudley Christian Church. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall.

Visits, phone calls and cards for the family will be lovingly welcomed.

Arrangements are being handled by Tyndall Funeral Home.

(Written & Paid by the Family)

Published in Obituaries on December 16, 2005 2:06 PM