richard kinney
Richard Albert “ Skip” Kinney, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. He was 77. Richard was born in Pittsburgh, PA on July 2, 1943, the youngest of two children born to Alfred and Ethel Jane Schemp Kinney. Skip graduated from Weir High School in 1961 and furthered his education at the College of Steubenville. After graduating college, Skip began a career with Weirton Steel that spanned 41 years. He retired in 2005 as the manager of accounts payable. Skip was married to Oneita Hinerman and they were blessed with three sons, Rick, Craig, and Brad. When the boys were young, Skip was very active with the Termite Basketball and baseball organizations, where he served as president of both organizations. Oneita passed away on May 22, 1989, from breast cancer. His entire life, Skip was family-oriented. Nothing was more important than time with his family and friends. He and his family enjoyed riding motorcycles, boating, hiking, running, or just about any activity outdoors. Every year they would enjoy their family vacations to Hilton Head, SC. When he met Carol Delong he enjoyed helping out with the trail committee at Racoon State Park, where they would ride their horses. In addition to his parents and his first wife, Oneita, Skip was preceded in death by his infant son, Craig. Skip will be remembered with love and adoration by his wife, of 30 years, Carol Delong Kinney; his two sons, Rick and Karen Kinney of Bel Air, MD, and Brad Kinney of Weirton; his sister, Sandy Kestling and his two grandchildren, Christie and Ryan Kinney. Friends and family will be received from 11:00 AM until the time of funeral services at 2:00 PM Friday at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV. Karen Jedrzejewski, a close family friend will preside. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to share tributes at

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  1. My prayers are with the family. Skip lived up the street from me on Weircrest. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  2. Rick, Brad and Family…So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all during this difficult time. Gary & Mary (Carpini) Lyons

  3. Carol, Rick and Karen, Brad and Josie, Kristy and Ryan. Skip was the kindest man, the best of the best. So many wonderful memories will be held dearly to my heart. I am deeply sorry for your loss. My sincere sympathies to each of you. Leslie Kowalo

  4. My deepest condolences to all of Mr Kinney’s family. May you find peace and comfort cherishing all of your memories of such a wonderful man.

  5. Our heartfelt condolences to the family. It has been a true blessing to know such a wonderful person. Our love and prayers are with you.

  6. I am sorry to hear of Skip’s passing. I worked with him for many years, and was a great guy. I will miss him. My sincerest condolences.

  7. Skip was the best brother anyone could ever wish to have and I will miss him so very much. We have alot of memories of growing up, working with Termites, and vacationing with our families. He was a wonderful husband to Carol, and father to Rick and Brad, and daughter in law Karen and Brad’s girlfriend Josie. And he dearly loved and was so proud of his grandchildren, Christie & Ryan and Christie’s fiancee Drew. They were a close family and enjoyed so many things together. I send all my love to all of them. Rest in peace from your loving sister, Sandy

  8. Carol and family … So sorry for your loss! I worked with Skip for many years at Weirton Steel and he was also a neighbor for many years. One great caring person always with a smile on his face. God Bless, Joanne Winkler

  9. Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time. We are deeply sorry for your loss and have your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Carol & the Kinney family – The loss of Skip is a tough one to handle. We have had so many good times in the Ohio Valley over the years. So glad we were able to stop by the house when we were back visiting family & friends over the holidays. Love & prayers to all!! Bob & Lori Szymanek

  11. My fondest memory of Skip are the comments he made about David Kesling, my brother, at his funeral. Skip was the youngest one of my brother’s group of friends and he had to prove he could run with the big boys. They were all wild and crazy (but not bad) guys! Dave took Skip under his wing and they became friends forever! Skip had a sister named Sandy and about 6 months after Dave met her, they were married and stayed married for almost 58 yrs. Skip’s remarks were humorous, loving, sincere and so comforting. Joyce Gaylord

  12. To Carol and family, I’m so sorry about Skip. He was such a nice guy with a great sense of humor. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. Carol, Skip has taken a little piece of all our hearts, and he will forever be remembered as a kind and loving person. David Dintini Ft. Myers Beach

  14. Our deepest sympathy for your loss. You are in our thoughts & prayers. Love: Lisa, Lori, PJ, their families and Michael (The Puzzuoles)

  15. Carol, Rick and Karen, Brad and Josie, Kristy and Ryan ~ Skip was such a nice, caring guy with a great sense of humor and always a smile on his face. We enjoyed hang out with him at WVU tailgates for some good laughs and food. Memories we will treasure. 💗 We are deeply sorry for your loss and have your family in our thoughts and prayers. Mark & Kimberly DiPietrantonio

  16. Carol & Family, We were very saddened to learn of your Skip’s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts & will be in our continued prayers.

  17. Skip is another one of the good guys that impacted a lot of people with his easy going attitude and willingness to help out. A lot of people will miss him. So sorry for your loss

  18. Brad and Family we had the pleasure of meeting your Dad when you took us to his house to visit and have a barbecue. We fondly remember what a kind and funny man he was. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Sincerely, The Chiaverini Family David Anna Leah and Nicole

  19. Very sorry to hear of Skips passing. My prayers go out to all his family. I remember Skip as my Termite basketball coach of the Eagles. Along with Mr. Kesling, Skip helped coach our team to the league championship. I’ll always have fond memories of Skip.

  20. I worked with Skip at Weirton Steel when he was the acting Risk Manager. He was one of the most admirable person I have ever met. He had an amazing business integrity. I enjoyed working with him, Rest In Peace Skip My deepest sympathies Carol Mike DeHamer

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