John Kennedy

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John Kennedy

August 07, 1929 - November 04, 2018

John Kennedy John Kennedy, 89, of Union Township passed away peacefully Sunday morning, Nov. 4, 2018, in Rhodes Estates, New Castle.
Mr. Kennedy was born on Aug. 7, 1929, in Shenango Township, a son of the late John C. and Esther E. (Houk) Kennedy. A lifelong area resident, he graduated from Shenango High School and honorably served in the U.S. Air Force from 1947-1950.
John retired from Rexnord Inc., Ellwood City, where he worked as a fitter for many years.
He was a member of Independent Methodist Church, New Castle.
John enjoyed gardening, woodworking and singing.
His wife of 37 years, the former Grace L. LaRitz, passed away June 9, 2017.
Surviving are a brother, Donald E. Kennedy, of New Castle; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife and parents, John was preceded in death by four brothers, Clair, Merle, Kenneth and Paul Kennedy; and five sisters, Catherine Baker, Thelma St. John, Anna Nene, Margaret Miller and Betty Geneviva.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Independent Methodist Church, P.O. Box 7805, New Castle, PA 16107.
Calling hours will be 1 p.m. until the time of service Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 111 W. Falls St., New Castle.
Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, in the funeral home, with Rev. Frederick Gilbert, officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the New Castle Area Honor Guard.
Entombment: Slippery Rock Presbyterian Cemetery Mausoleum, Ellwood City.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Published on November 4, 2018
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Wednesday November 07, 2018

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory,Inc.

111 W Falls St, New Castle, PA, USA

Funeral service

Wednesday November 07, 2018

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.

111 West Falls Street, New Castle, PA, USA


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