Louis D. Kinsella of Rochester, NY passed away October 26, 2019.
Predeceased by his parents, Dr. Dalton L. and Madeleine G. Kinsella, Jr. and sister Mary Madeleine Kinsella.
Survived by his loving wife, Letha L. Holliday; sister, Joan Kinsella (Michael Thomas); nieces, Martine Thomas and Karenna Thomas; aunt Suzanne G. Milot and numerous cousins.
Louis graduated from West Side High School in West Springfield, MA, and completed his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance at the Eastman School of Music in 1981. For more than two decades he performed as tenor soloist and section leader at Downtown United Presbyterian Church and St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Rochester, NY.
As an entrepreneur, Louis created and manufactured environmentally safer formaldehyde-free alternatives for medical laboratory procedures which he marketed nationally through his company Spectra-Tint. In addition, Louis developed a variety of herbal soaps and related products under his South Wedge Botanical Soap brand, which combined his interests in chemistry and nurturing plants. He was a vendor for several years at the Westside Farmers Market
and the University of Rochester Farmers Market, enjoying the opportunity to meet his customers and the camaraderie of the market vendors. A conversation with Louis might include details on the drip irrigation of hot peppers, the regulations for skin car products, and the cats that he and Lee adopted.
Family will receive friends on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 11am-3pm at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 6 Empire Boulevard. A celebration of life will be held on November 23, 2019 at a location to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lollypop Farm in his name.