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Jan. 24, 1921 – Oct. 18, 2012
William E. Kenline of Kenmore, a World War II veteran and retired laboratory manager for Pierce & Stevens Chemical Corp., died Thursday in ElderWood Health Care at Lakewood, Hamburg. He was 91.
Mr. Kenline was born in Buffalo and was a graduate of Bennett High School. He was a lifelong resident of the Buffalo area.
He graduated with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemistry from Canisius College and worked for Pierce & Stevens for 38 years, retiring in 1985.
During the war, Mr. Kenline served as an Army technical sergeant in the European Theater.
He was a member of the American Chemical Society, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. He volunteered for Meals on Wheels in the Town of Tonawanda.
He enjoyed playing bridge at the Ken-Ton Senior Center and participated in the New York Senior Games, in badminton, bocce and swimming.
Mr. Kenline’s wife of 61 years, the former Grace N. Ninmer, died in 2007.
He is survived by two sons, David W. and Bruce N.; two daughters, Marcia G. Charland and Beverly Kenline-Blette; and a brother, Paul.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1080 Main St.