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Robert S. Kinkel

March 02, 2021

Visitation: FRIDAY, April 13, 2018: 4-8 pm at The Dietrich Funeral Homes, Inc., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst.
Service: SATURDAY, April 14, 2018: A Memorial
Service will be held at 12 Noon at Parkside Lutheran Church, Buffalo. KINKEL – Robert S.
March 18, 2018. Beloved husband of
the late Catherine (Carre) Kinkel; dear
father of Robert S. Kinkel, Jr.; stepfather
of Kim Roberts, Patricia Meyer
and Dinah Longley; brother of the late
Carl C. Kinkel, Roeder P. Kinkel, Sr.;
grandfather of five grandchildren., four
great-grandchildren. Also survived by
six nieces and nephews. Family and
friends may call on Friday, April 13th
HOME, INC., 2480 Kensington Ave.,
Amherst, NY 14226. A Memorial

Service will be held on Saturday,
April 14th at 12 Noon at Parkside
Lutheran Church, 2 Wallace Ave.,
Buffalo, NY 14214, please assemble
at church. Flowers gratefully declined,
contributions may be made to The
American Heart Association in Mr. Kinkel’s name.
Online condolences may be shared at Robert S. Kinkel, Landscape Architect and Environmental Consultant, died in Buffalo on March 18, 2018 after a brief illness.
Robert (Bob) Kinkel was Born in Buffalo in 1929. He attended School #54 before moving to Snyder where he received his education in the Amherst School System; graduating from Amherst Central High School in 1947 where he earned letters in swimming. Mr. Kinkel earned his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity.
Mr Kinkel succeeded his father Roeder J. Kinkel (know for his design work on Delaware Park and the Buffalo Zoo) as the Owner of Kinkel Associates, Landscape Architects.
Prior to the practice of Landscape Architecture, Bob was a partner with his brothers Roeder P. & Carl C. Kinkel in The Avenue Nursery & Fence Co.. Upon obtaining his license to practice Landscape Architecture he was involved, with his father, in the design of and supervision of various projects, primarily in the City of Buffalo and the Town of Amherst; including the original site planning for the Amherst Recreation Center and the relocation of 5 new holes at the Audubon Golf Course. Kinkel Associates was responsible for the design of the site work at Erie Community College, South Campus, and The 9 Hole Par 3 Audubon Golf Course. Mr. Kinkel was also a consultant to various Condominium Associations. Bob was active in the profession until his retirement in 1990.
He enjoyed gardening, golf, fishing and curling. He was a member of The Buffalo Curling Club and its President from 1981 to 1983.
Mr Kinkel was married for 35 years to Catherine Kinkel who predeceased him in 2015. He is survived by his son Robert S. Kinkel Jr. (Trans-Siberian Orchestra), three step-daughters Kim Elaine Roberts (Bill), Patricia Gale Meyer (Bob) and Dinah Jean Longley, five grandchildren, four great grandchildren, four nephews and two nieces.
A memorial service will be held at Parkside Lutheran Church with interment in the family plot at Lakeside Memorial Cemetery.


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