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Dr. Tim Kinch, Ph.D

March 17, 1945 — April 8, 2018

Dr. Tim Lee Kinch, Ph.D, 73, of Edinboro, Pennsylvania, formerly of Canton, Ohio, and Bowling Green, Ohio, died after a long illness on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at UPMC Hamot. He was born in Carrollton, Ohio, on March 17, 1945, the son of the late Raymond Burke and the late Myrna Cummings Burke Kinch Bullock.

He earned his B. A. from Bowling Green State University after a year of study in the Honors English Program at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. He served as an executive for the Boy Scouts of America in the greater Canton area and south-eastern district of Ohio. He earned his M. A. in Anthropology from Kent State University and his Ph. D. from Bowling Green State University in American Culture Studies. During his tenure teaching at Bowling Green State University, he was awarded the prestigious teaching position by the Fulbright Commission at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität (University of Münster), Münster, Germany, for the 1983-84 academic year and then returned to teaching at BGSU. Dr. Kinch was a former faculty member of the English Department at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He was a life-long learner and a mentor and a master teacher every day of his life. Dr. Kinch’s students appreciated his knowledge, wisdom, and loved him.

He loved to travel with his wife, Jan, to Victoria, British Columbia, enjoyed his time in Europe, collected Pacific Northwest Coast First Nation’s art, relished studying films, read voraciously, contemplated the cosmos, and cherished the time with his wife, and his numerous furry, four-legged “kids.”

Survivors include his loving wife of 35 plus years, Dr. Janet C. Kinch, Ph. D; a nephew, Michael Grimes and a niece, Leighanne Grimes Michelsen, the son and daughter of the late Janet Kinch Grimes; and many dear, loving friends.

Friends may call at the Glunt Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 210 Erie Street, Edinboro, on Friday, April 13, 2018 from 6 to 7 p.m. and are invited to attend memorial services there at 7:00 p.m.

Memorials may be made out to Kent State University for a scholarship in Dr. Tim Kinch’s name for Anthropology students at Kent State University. Contributions may be sent in care of Glunt Funeral Home and Crematory (see address above). To send condolences please visit www.gluntfuneralhome.com.

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Gathering of Family and Friends

Friday, April 13, 2018

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Glunt Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.

210 Erie St, Edinboro, PA 16412

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Celebration of Life

Friday, April 13, 2018

Starts at 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Glunt Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.

210 Erie St, Edinboro, PA 16412

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