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Newton, Mass.


January 23, 2020

Dale Paul Kensinger

Dale Paul Kensinger of Newton, Mass., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at the age of 78.

Beloved husband of Jeannette (Pollard) for 46 years, devoted father of Elizabeth (Jon), loving grandfather of Juliet, and uncle to Pam, Paul, John (Donna) Schwarm and Linda (Dave) Yelen.

He was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in law, Betty and Al Schwarm.

Dale was born on June 1, 1941, in Bakers Summit, 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 Core at the Strategic Air Command (SAC) Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Neb. 

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, Mass. 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.

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 ( or mail check to 444 Harrison Ave., Boston MA 02118); the National Park Foundation (; or to a charity of your choice.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, Jan 23, 2020, at the Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, 28 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, MA.


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