Roger Kinnear was born in Monroe, Michigan, the fourth generation in that town. Roger graduated from U. MI 1956 with an MBA. He married Cynthia Dieterichs 1958. He left his wife of 48 years and two children, Jack and Margot. Also, a wonderful grandson, Aidan Roger W. Kinnear. His distant Kinnear cousins include family in Texas and branches in Ontario. His ancestor was John Kinnear, who was the Executive of the deanery of Kilmore, County Cavan, Ireland under Dean Fitzgerald. John Kinnear left Ireland in 1836 and went to Monroe, Michigan.