Stanetsky Memorial Chapels

475 Washington Street, Canton, MA


Jonathan Seth Kinsley

October 22, 1945June 23, 2020

Jonathan Seth Kinsley of Medway formerly of Holliston entered into rest on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at the age of 74. Jonathan was born on October 22, 1945 in Manhattan, NY to the late Simeon and Bessie (Spector) Kinsley. He grew up in Passaic, New Jersey and graduated from Passaic High School. After high school, Jonathan enrolled at Rutgers University where he earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering. Jonathan worked as an electrical engineer and manager for several companies, including RCA, where he designed cameras used on spacecraft; Singer-Link, where he developed flight simulators, and Raytheon, where he led the development of satellite communication systems. Jonathan was very active, and enjoyed skiing, softball, skating, and hockey. He continued to play hockey until the age of 73. Beloved husband of Judith (Rosen) Kinsley. Loving father of Joshua Kinsley and his wife Karen, and Justin Kinsley and his wife Melanie. Devoted brother of Susan Darien and her husband Steven. Cherished grandfather of Benjamin and Katherine. Funeral services for family and friends will take place at Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, 475 Washington St, Canton on Sunday, June 28 at 1pm followed by private interment at Sharon Memorial Park. Expressions of sympathy in Jonathan’s memory may be made to Brain & Behavior Research Foundation - 747 Third Avenue, 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10017, https://www.bbrfoundation.org.


  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, June 28, 2020


Jonathan Seth Kinsley

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Sylvia Courtney

July 1, 2020

I had the opportunity to work with Jon for many years at Raytheon. Under even the most stressful circumstances, he was gracious and an inspiration to his colleagues. My condolences for the loss of a special man.

Max Parker

July 1, 2020

Jon was wonderful person and a joy to be around. His dry sense of humor, his knowledge of so many subjects, and his great attitude were a testament to him.
We at Tuesday morning hockey will all attest to the leadership and positive influence he shared with all of us. I know I can speak for the rest of the guys when I say he will be sorely missed.

Mark Edgett

June 30, 2020

I had the honor of knowing and playing hockey with Jon for not long enough of a time! Jon was a true gentleman on and off the ice and I'll miss our hockey battles and great conversations over a beer after the game.

Mark Leavitt

June 30, 2020

My condolences go out to Jon’s Family. I am saddened to hear the passing of a great guy. Jon and I have played hockey together for many years. I will echo the comments from my other RHL league players, Jon is truly going to be missed on many levels. I too will miss playing against him and the RHL won’t be the same. I just want to send my thoughts and prayers through these tough times to Jon’s family and friends.

Jay Kirk

June 29, 2020

Played hockey with Jon in the Raytheon league for the last 15 years and also with him for a few summers. Jon was a great person and he will be sorely missed. My condolences to his family.

Andrew Corman

June 29, 2020

My sincerest condolences to the Kinsley family.
As another fellow hockey player that spent a lot of years playing with and against Jon I know that he will be sorely missed both on and off the ice. Jon could always (!) be counted on to have a smile on his face - and have fun - no matter what the situation. He made it contagious and put a smile on everyone else's face that he came in contact with. I always looked forwarded to to chatting with Jon whenever he was around. The league will not be the same without him.
Rest in peace Jon (I know that stick and those skates are now far away :-)

Barry Tripp

June 29, 2020

Jon was a tough competitor on the ice, and I always enjoyed lining up against him; or better yet the rare opportunities when he was a substitute for our team.

I always admired how continued to compete, and that he always had a positive attitude. He will be missed.

Joe Durning

June 29, 2020

Jon was not only a key guy for his Orange Raytheon Hockey League teammates, but he was well known throughout the RHL hockey community. In addition, Jon also brought his smiling face and cries of “ten bucks!” to our Tuesday morning skate at NESC-Marlborough. He will be missed by all of his hockey and Raytheon buddies.
Joe Durning - Sudbury, MA

Michael McGowan

June 29, 2020

I'm saddened to hear of Jon's untimely passing. My deepest condolences to his family.
I also have known Jon through many years in the Raytheon Hockey League. As a fellow team captain, we'd occasionally need to discuss wider league matters such as recruiting (where Jon served as our ambassador for new players looking to join the league), balancing out team rosters, rules, and of course playoffs! Jon always came prepared with data and a well presented point of view, but always graciously yielded to the prevailing opinion when necessary. Though we occasionally butted heads on topics off-ice, I always looked forward to and learned from our respectful exchanges and the cool demeanor that Jon brought to the table.
I think I can speak on behalf of many other hockey players that we've always looked forward to the post-game handshake with Jon - for his competitive spirit, sense of fair play, and love of the game . He was a gentleman and will be missed. Rest in peace Jon.

Dave Chamberlain

June 29, 2020

Dear Kinsley Family,
I knew Jon only through hockey, and learned a lot from him. His toughness always impressed and inspired me how he continued to work through various injuries and setbacks. He still had hopes of returning to the ice just earlier this month, even though he was clearly struggling with his health. Jon always had solid advice, especially when it came to injuries or hockey knowledge. I think I speak for a whole bunch of hockey players when I say he will be sorely missed. May peace and God's blessings be with Jon's family and friends through this difficult time.
Dave Chamberlain