John Kinghorn

John Kinghorn, 84, of Midlothian, Va., passed away peacefully Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 after a brief illness.

He was the devoted husband of the late Carol Wiley Kinghorn for 54 years. Born in Montreal to Canadian-American parents Dr. Hugh M. and E. Pearl Kinghorn, he was raised in Saranac Lake. He graduated from Brown University, followed by the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor with a degree in forestry. His forestry career spanned Virginia, New York, New England, and Tennessee. He and his wife moved to Midlothian in 1993 following his retirement. He is survived by their children: Kenneth Kinghorn of Northampton, Mass., Fr. David Kinghorn and his wife Patricia of Pawtucket, R.I., Elizabeth Kinghorn of Midlothian, Margaret Kinghorn and her husband Casey Willson of Takoma Park, Md.; grandsons: Benjamin Melton, a graduate student at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, and Bryce Melton, a student at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at Redeemer Episcopal Church, Midlothian, Va., with burial of ashes following in the church’s memorial garden. The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, that memorials be made to The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 2341 Winterfield Road, Midlothian, VA 23113 ( or to the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, The Duke Ellington Building, 2121 Ward Ct., NW, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20037 (