Arthur David (Art) Kinane

  • Died: January 31, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Pine Valley

1320 East Dupont Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Arthur David "Art" Kinane passed from this life on Thursday, January 31st, aged 90 years. Art was born in Lynn, MA on Dec. 20, 1928. Art grew up in both Lynn and New York City, and entered the Navy at age 16, where he served in both World War II and in the Korean War.
During his career Art owned a bicycle shop, sold women's formal wear, drilled for oil in West Virginia, planted wheat in Oregon, maintained a real estate broker's license, worked on the Minute Man Missile project, and fell in love with aviation manufacturing. Art retired as a mechanical engineer in management with Teledyne Ryan Aeronautics in San Diego, which helped build the army's Apache helicopter and several drones. Art loved the water and lived in and around it his entire life. In addition, he was a fast friend to anyone he met, a gracious host, and an avid gardener. Art lived all over the country, but spent most of his years on the East coast, California, and Michigan; spending his final years in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Art was preceded in death by his sons David and James "Jim" Kinane. He is survived by Janice, his wife of 34 years, son Michael Kinane, daughters Susan Kinane and Kathleen "Kathy" Kinane; step-children Jennifer Samuelson and Ben (Emily) Bodkin; six grandchildren Christina (Cory) Hendrickson, Michael Kai Ming Kinane, Sarah Kinane, Katherine Bodkin, Samuel Bodkin, and Peter Bodkin; and two great-grandchildren Ellie and Ethan Hendrickson. Art's favorite farewell was "always a pleasure," a fitting close to a remarkable life. Visitation will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Funeral Home, 1320 E. Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825. Military Honors will take place at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Parkview Foundation for Hospice Care, or to the Alzheimer's Association. To sign the online guestbook please visit,


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dad was a hell of a man. Miss him. Condolences to Jan.

Posted by Michael Kinane - Oakland, CA - Son   July 28, 2019

I did not know Arthur, but I just have a feeling in my heart that he was a great man. You folks are probably wondering why I am leaving a message to someone I didn't know, but I just want to spread joy in the world. God bless, my friend. Have a wonderful afterlife.

Posted by Madi Flaugh - Garrett, IN   February 25, 2019

Whenever Uncle Art was visiting his Ohio Kinane family, we knew we were in for some fun. He was a great storyteller and would have everyone laughing so hard, they could barely speak.
We celebrate his good humor, kindness, and his long interesting life
and pray that you will be comforted by the happy memories you shared.

Posted by Pam Kinane - Mason, OH   February 11, 2019

Cheers to a long, full life. Art, it was always a pleasure. We will miss you. Jan, all our love and sympathy. The Zingales

Posted by Amanda Zingale - Rocky River, OH   February 09, 2019

Art will be missed for sure. We have so many fond memories of him...which will live on forever! We feel so blessed to have been able to spend time with him near the end. Our love for him...and you...will be lasting!
Bill & Kathy

Posted by Kathy & Bill Kinane - Cincinnati, OH - Family   February 09, 2019

Jan and the Kinane family,

Thinking of you during this difficult time. Art was a wonderful guy!

Our condolences,
Matt & Carolyn

Posted by Matt & Carolyn Cibor - Grand Haven, MI - Friend   February 08, 2019

Just wanted to say farewell to a sweet, sweet man. Back at you, it was always a pleasure.

Posted by Karen Leever - Alpine, CA - Friend   February 07, 2019

My friend and neighbor who is indeed "home at last".

Posted by Mike Axson    February 06, 2019 friend

Posted by Daniel Reilly - Ft Wayne, IN - Family Friend   February 06, 2019

Hi Jan and all of the Kinane family --

We are so sad to hear about Art's passing. He was always such a kind person. Jan - you and Art were wonderful neighbors. Always so thoughtful and compassionate toward our kids, Peyton and Carson. Every Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day and other holidays, Carson and Peyton lit up with smiles every time they each received a special card from you with a cute note and a $2 bill inside. It was always such a fun treat for them.

We moved into our house across the street from Art and Jan in Grand Haven in 2006. I was 9 months pregnant with our first-born ... when she was born three weeks early. Put us in for a spin! Exactly two years later, our son was born. As new parents, it was wonderful to have Art and Jan across the street to talk with and enjoy the celebrations of young children. Our kids grew up with them across the street for nearly 10 years. It was a sad day for us when they moved from Grand Haven.

We're fortunate to have been able to visit with Art and Jan when we were in Fort Wayne earlier this fall -- and live just a few miles away from some of our family. Our kids love donuts -- just like Art. We had a lovely conversation with them in their new home as we relished Tim Horton's donuts.

Jan and to the rest of your family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Our hearts go out to you. Funny Art's obituary notes his favorite farewell: "Always a pleasure." We recall him saying this to us many times over the years. Well, Art -- it's been our pleasure to have known you.

May you rest in peace,

-The Moroney family in Grand Haven, MI (Kyle, Jon, Peyton and Carson)

Posted by Kyle Moroney - Grand Haven, MI - Family Friend   February 06, 2019

Sorry to hear of Art's passing, I would like to offer my sincere condolences to his family. Jeremiah 29:11, 12 assures us God is thinking thoughts of peace towards us, to give us a future and a hope, and that if we come and pray to Him, He will listen to us. In the days to come may you find comfort in that hope.

Posted by A friend   February 06, 2019

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