The MAB was sad to learn that on December 1, WKAR Public Media Telecommunications Engineer Tom Kinney passed away at age 57. Kinney was a 25-year veteran of the station.
Kinney graduated from East Lansing High School in 1979 and proudly served seven years in the U.S. Navy as an Interior Communications Electrician from 1982 to 1989.
In a Facebook post, the station notes that “Tom was a dedicated employee with passion for his work and a good friend to so many.”
Tom is survived by his wife, Kristin; stepchildren, Ted and Emma McGinn; father, John “Jack;” and siblings, Kathy Lorenz, Kevin (Patty), Tim (Debbie), Nancy (Mark) Twichell, Jane (Patrick) Huber, and John. Tom was preceded in death by his mother, Jill (2018).
Kinney’s life will be celebrated with a Memorial Mass at St. John Catholic Church and Student Center, 327 MAC, East Lansing, on Monday, January 14 at 1:30 pm.