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Dale Paul Kensinger

June 1, 1941 ~ January 15, 2020 (age 78)

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Dale Paul Kensinger of Newton formerly of Kansas City, MO on 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 Corps 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 from the Lehman Reen & McNamara Funeral Home 63 Chestnut Hill Ave. (nr Brighton Courthouse) BRIGHTON on Thursday January 23rd at 9:00am.  Followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Ignatius Church 28 Commonwealth Ave, Chestnut Hill at 10:00am.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend.  Visiting Hours Wednesday January 22nd from 4-7pm in the funeral home.  Interment Newton Cemetery, Newton. For directions and guestbook visit

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Tax Clinic at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School, donation link at, The Pine Street Inn/Shattuck Shelter, or mail check to 444 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118, the National Park Foundation at or a charity of your choice.

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January 22, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lehman Reen McNamara Funeral Home
63 Chestnut Hill Ave
Brighton, Ma 02135

Funeral Service
January 23, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Ignatius Church
28 Commonwealth Ave
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

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