Condolence From: Sally Schott Davis, Westerville, OH
Condolence: I remember John from when he would visit S&A and my Dad, Coke Schott. Good memories of independent guys who knew how to fix things, especially mechanical things.
(dad would be 112 now)
Peace and healing to all. Sally Schott Davis
Condolence From: Mary Bonelli, Columbus, Oh
Condolence: To the Kiner family: John was a no-nonsense, salt of the earth, kind-hearted man. He worked on my Volvo P1800 like no one else ever could. I thought of him over the years although I lost touch long ago. He gavd me the opportunity to enjoy a sweet ride that I still dream about. Thank you Mr. Kiner! Mary88
Condolence From: Scott Bannister, Portsmouth, VA
Condolence: Mr Kiner sold me my first car, a 67 VW Fastback for 500$ in 1976. He was a founding "Dad" in opening the Westerville Chapter of Demolay.
Kim, John and Kelli
Your father was truly a good man that will be missed. My family has you all in our thoughts.
Condolence From: Laurie Evans, Lewis Center, Ohio
Condolence: My sincere condolences to the entire Kiner family.
Mr. Kiner frequently worked on my MGB and was always happy to do it.
I have many fond memories of my time spent at the Kiner home.
Condolence From: calvin glenn, Westerville, ohio
Condolence: R I P ,JOHN . I think of you often , remembering when you got back to states ! many good times back then ! you an RALPH, teasing me about redoing my dads 1948 dodge club coupe ! the lessons on how to sand an not to sand it ! LOL ! sorry I didn't get by before you departed ! CAL
Condolence From: Richard Birnie, Worthington, Ohio
Condolence: I met John about 1968-69. I had a Mercedes 190 SL and as a student at OSU could not afford the likes of the Potter Company. My ride was far from reliable but I loved it and a friend of mine suggested I go to Kiner's Garage. John was my savior many times. He did not much like working on the "over engineered" Mercedes. He was compassionate and tried to make my repairs affordable but I am sure he really didn't need another charity case. I would go into his office and take a seat. I wouldn't say anything until he got over being mad at the fact I was even there. After a while he would look up and say what do you need Birnie. Then I could talk about my current problem. He would fix it and charge me a nominal fee and I would be on my way. Each repair would result in parts that were not really necessary to the running of the car and they accumulated in my basement. After I graduated I finally got a job that I could afford a reliable car and I needed to sell my beloved 190. The buyer wanted all of the parts from my basement put back on the car. So off I went with another sob story to John. He agreed to replace the parts on the condition that I NOT tell the new owner where I got the car repaired. What a wonderful man. I'm sure he will be greatly missed. My condolences to his family.