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Raymond P. Kienzl

November 16, 1927 - August 29, 2021

Obituary For Raymond P. Kienzl

On Sunday, August 29, 2021, Ray Kienzl peacefully passed at the age of 93. A long-time Sportswriter for the Pittsburgh Press, Ray’s beat for many years was golf, a sport he loved. In addition, he covered the Pirates, many local high school sports, and Pittsburgh Spirit Indoor Soccer. Ray was a big kid at heart, always up for a game and gave it his all to win. He coached his daughters’ South Whitehall softball teams and continued to do so for a few years after retirement. Ray enjoyed golf, bowling, playing cards and games with family and friends and watching Pirates games. He volunteered for many years at Overlook Green, leading Bingo and games for the residents there. Preceded in death by his wife, Lizz, Ray leaves behind his daughters Kris Kienzl (Jay Smink), Kara McDivitt (Bob McDivitt), grandson Ray McDivitt, sister Dodie Gire, half-brother Steve Kienzl as well as many nieces and nephews. The family thanks the staff at Artis Senior Living in Bethel Park for their compassion and care for Ray over the past year as well as the staff at Villa St. Joseph Concordia in Baden. Per Ray’s wishes, there will be no services. To celebrate Ray’s life, play a game, eat a piece of pumpkin pie, and enjoy a scratch-off lottery ticket. Arrangements handled by the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227.

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To my brother. We reunited late in life, but from then on the life we led together was amazing. God Speed brother Ray. May all your heavenly draws be one or two eyed jacks. Steve Kienzl
- Steve Kienzl
Not only was Ray good golf writer, he was a great newspaperman. And one of the good guys who didn't mind helping rookie sportswriters. I plan to play a game, eat a piece of pumpkin pie, and enjoy a scratch-off lottery ticket, if that will make me as young at heart as Ray. But I will leave the corny jokes to others. Dan Donovan
- Dan Donovan
I hope you can forgive, the late night drive by shouts of Krisssieeeeee. I meant no disrespect, of you or your daughter. Quite the opposite. RIP
- Donald Schiller

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