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Ann Marie (Kreis) Kinnaman

January 26, 1933 - December 9, 2017

Ann Marie (Kreis) Kinnaman, age 84, of Newark, DE, died on Saturday, December 9, 2017 after a courageous and gracefully fought battle with pancreatic cancer.

Born in Scranton, PA, she was the daughter of the late Mary and Richard G. Kreis, Sr. In 1950, Ann Marie graduated from Marywood Seminary in Scranton and entered the business world. In 1958 she married John F. Kinnaman; they moved to Delaware, raised their family, and were actively involved in their community.

For twenty years Ann Marie worked as a legal secretary at Cooch and Taylor Law Firm. She was very involved in her parish, serving as a Eucharistic Minister at St. John/Holy Angels for many years. An enthusiastic bridge player, she loved her bridge friends, many playing together for over 50 years.

In addition to her parents, Ann Marie was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Jack Kinnaman; infant son, John Francis; son, Richard; and grandson Joshua Cookson. She is survived by her children, Mary F. Goff (Todd), Patricia K. Brown (Mike), Suzanne M. Kinnaman, and John J. Kinnaman (Wanda); grandchildren, Ryan Brown (Michelle), Meghan Buchanan (Luke), Hannah and Nicholas Wardell, and Sarah Kinnaman; great grandson, Everett; sister, Mary R. Scanlon; brother Richard G. Kreis; and numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Monday morning, December 18, 2017 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Noon at Holy Angels R.C. Church, 82 Possum Park Road, Newark, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ann Marie’s memory may be made to the The NEA Foundation, Memo: Kinnaman Scholarship, Room 410, 1201 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036.

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  • I met Anne Marie’s husband when he was vice -president of NEA-Retired. After his death I met Anne Marie and her son Richard when they established the NEA-Retired Jack Kinnaman Memorial Scholarship
    Fund. Many students have received help from this fund as they studied to become teachers. The fund has made a big difference for many students since it was established.
    I maintained contact with Anne Marie over the many years since the the Scholarship was established.
    What a wonderful lady! I consider myself very fortunate to have met her.
    I extend my sympathy to her family.They can be proud of their mother and father.

  • To Ann Marie’s children. I am so sorry for the loss of you of your Mother she was such a nice person and so much fun. She had a very strong faith and we became friends through bridge. We both went to Catholic schools and had so much fun talking of our experiences. She was a person that as soon as you met her she became your friend. I loved Ann Marie as a friend and will miss her but know she is at peace now and hopefully that is a big comfort for you. My life was so enriched by your Mother’s friendship.

    My deepest sympathy – Nancy Klein – Fairfield Bridge Club.