Edmund \nKinter, 94, of Butler, Pennsylvania, passed away on \nFriday, March 6, 2020 at the Butler Memorial \nHospital. \n\nHe was born June 13, 1925 in Verona, Pennsylvania to \nthe late Lester Kinter and the late Florence Schaney \nKinter. \n\nEdmund grew up and got his early training at Barneys \nPlace in Center Township. He attended a one room \nschool and Butler High School where he was the first \nmember of the class of 1945 to enlist during World \nWar 11 with the Merchant Marines on August 1 and \nserving in all Theaters through the War. Returning \nto civilian life he work with L&W Restaurants as \nmanger in Pittsburgh and Butler.\n\nDuring the Korean War he served with the 28th \nDivision as a Staff Sargent until 1952. He joined \nthe G.C. Murphy where he worked for 37 years, \nretiring on 1989 as Director of Food Service. During \nhis tenure with Murphy's he served as a restaurant \nmanger in Harrisburg, PA, Montgomery and Beckley \nWest Virginia, Forth Worth Texas and Fort Wayne \nIndiana, then District Manager prior to heading up \nthe Restaurant Division.\nEdmund was a member of Western Pennsylvania Bee \nKeepers Association and the Portersville Golf \nAssociation serving as Secretary.. He loved \nwoodworking, gardening, golfing and bee keeping. \nEdmund was a member of Portersville Presbyterian \nChurch where he also served as Deacon.\n\nHe is survived by his wife Mary Ward Kinter; two \nsons, Dean (Christine) Kinter of Ft. Wayne, IN, and \nDwight (Jenny) Kinter of Newport News, VA; one \ndaughter, Della (Richard) Serafine of Portersville, \nPA; three step-daughters, Lisa Osterling of \nPortersville, PA Carol (Allen) Albright of Butler, \nPA; and Kathleen Matteson of New York, a daughter in \nlaw Loretta Ward and numerous grandchildren and \ngreat grandchildren. \n\nIn addition to his parents, he was preceded in death \nby his first wife, Jennie Stewart Kinter, one \ngrandchild Anthony David Serafine; two brothers, \nKenneth Craig Kinter and Bill Neil Kinter, one \nsister, Betty Kinter Theis and one step-son Jamie \nWard. \n\nMemorial services will be held on Saturday, March \n14, 2020, at 11:00 am at Portersville Presbyterian \nChurch,PA with Pastor Dana Opp officiating.\n\nPrivate burial will take place in the Portersville \nCemetery.\n\nIn lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made \nto the Portersville Presbyterian Church, \nPortersville, PA 16051 or to the Prospect Community \nLibrary, 373 Main Street, Prospect, PA 16052. \n\nArrangements are being handled by the \nThompson-Miller Funeral Home, 124 East North Street, \nButler, PA 16001.