Peter Kinney

Peter Kinney
1989

Peter Hamilton Kinney (August 16, 1989)

Please note:  Sunday Morning, June 14, 2020 Remembrance Service at 50th Reunion.

We will honor departed members of the Class of 1970 at a Remembrance Service on Sunday morning, June 14, 2020, during our 50th Reunion. The service will be led by led by our classmate Rev. Chris Bryan. We hope you will plan to attend.

Peter, 42, passed away from cancer.  He lived in Darien, CT and was survived by three sisters and a brother.  Born on June 11, 1947 in Coronado, CA, Peter graduated from Mt. Hermon School in Northfield, MA and Williams College.  An avid sportsman, he captained the Rowayton Men’s Tennis team and was a nationally ranked paddle tennis player.  He also taught tennis professionally.  He was head coach of the combined tennis team from Greenwich and Darien which played in the finals of a national tournament in 1975.  He also was a part-time tennis coach at MIT in 1976. 

Dick Squires, the Marketing Director at Tennis Magazine, published a tribute to Peter in which he said, “He was a marvelous person and a wonderful athlete.  Rather shy and introverted, when he spoke, you listened.”  Dick went on to say, “On the tennis and paddle courts he was an artist who wielded his racquet like a palette knife.  He was awesomely strong and particularly tough at the critical points of any match.”  (The Advocate, August 18, 1989 and the Norwalk Hour, date unknown)