Robert D. Kinum

Hadley – Robert D. Kinum 75, of South Shore Road, Hadley, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, April 24, 2022.
Robert was born on February 16, 1947, the only child of Robert and Alyce (Playford) Kinum in Amsterdam, NY. He graduated from Perth Central School in 1965. Bob attended Ithaca College School of Broadcasting and Journalism and proudly served in the US Army as a Broadcast Specialist. Early in his career, he was employed as a disc jockey/talk show host at various radio stations in Germany, California, Texas and New York. Locally, you may have heard his voice over the air on WCSS in Amsterdam, WIZR in Johnstown or WALY in Utica-Herkimer.
He owned and operated Placid Pines Pub on the Great Sacandaga Lake in Edinburg for many years with his wife, Linda, before selling the business. During the winter months, you could find Bob in Lake George on a snowmobile providing guided tours. Bob retired in May of 2013 after thirteen years as a Rural Carrier for the US Postal Service in Northville, NY. In his retirement, he focused on travel with his beloved Linda, cruising, camping in Maine and socializing with friends. Bob actively followed politics and he loved old cars.
Community Service was important to Bob. Over the years, he served on boards for the Montgomery County Big Brothers Big Sisters, Mohawk Valley YMCA and the Advisory Board of the Herkimer County Community College Radio/TV Broadcasting. He held memberships with the Rotary International, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Rural Letter Carriers Association, American Legion Post 374 in Lake George and Mohawk Trail Riders Snowmobile Club.
Bob was an active member of the American Legion, Post 337 in Broadalbin, serving as Commander from 1995-1997, Post Executive Officer and County Finance Officer from 2000 until his recent passing.
In addition to his parents, he was pre-deceased by daughter Tuesday Ann. Bob’s beloved wife of thirty-three years, Linda, passed away six short months ago. He gave her just enough time to prepare for their reunion.
Survivors include two daughters April Kinum and Michelle Edgar both of Florida; and two step-daughters Michelle O’Reilly (Patrick) and Kristi Terry (Amir Mansourian) both of Troy. His grandchildren Jessica, Jimi, Ashley, Robert, Tristan, Rae Dawn, Ruby, Jacob, Sadie, and Payne will miss him very much, as will his many great-grandchildren. Sherman, “the blue Russian” cat, will be lost without him.
Cremation was performed at Park View Crematorium, Schenectady. Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home, Inc., 111 County Highway 106 (corner of Route 29 & Black Street), Johnstown. The American Legion ritual will be performed at 2:30 p.m.. Private burial services will be held at Saratoga National Cemetery on Monday, where Bob and Linda will be laid to rest together.
Please consider a memorial contribution to The Cat Sanctuary in Broadalbin, in care of the funeral home. To make online condolences, please visit

By LH Staff

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