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Raytown Mourns the Passing of Dale Paul Kensinger

 

Kensinger, Dale Paul of Newton, MA, formerly of Raytown, MO (January 15, 2020), age 78

Beloved husband of Jeannette (Pollard) for 46 years, devoted father of Elizabeth (Jon), loving grandfather of Juliet, uncle to Pam, Paul, John  Donna) Schwarm and Linda (Dave) Yelen. He is preceded in death by his sister and brother-in law, Betty (Al) Schwarm.

Dale was born on June 1, 1941 in Bakers’ Summit, PA, to the late Paul and Mabel Kensinger. He attended Morrison Cove High School, Juniata College, and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He served as a Captain during the Vietnam War in the Air Force JAG Core at the Strategic Air Command (SAC) Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, NE. He worked for the Department of Treasury in Washington, D.C. and in Kansas City, MO. After his retirement, he became the inaugural director of the Low Income Tax Clinic at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Later, when he moved to Newton, he volunteered weekly at the Tax Clinic at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School in Jamaica Plain, MA. He was a 2018 recipient of the ABA Tax Section Janet Spragens Pro Bono Award.

Dale was an avid reader, American history buff, lover of classical music, and baseball enthusiast. He enjoyed visiting different parts of the United States and savored time outdoors, whether working in the yard, reading on the porch, or taking his granddaughter to local parks, farms, and wildlife sanctuaries.

Funeral services will be held at 10am on Thurs Jan 23 at the Church of St Ignatius of Loyola, 28 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, MA.