NEWPORT NEWS - LCDR John P. Kennedy, U.S. Navy (Retired), 74, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on 21 May 2014. He joins his beloved wife Sally, who preceded him by two months. John was born on 29 August, 1939 in Quincy, Mass. He served 30 years in the U.S. Navy before retiring in February 1988. He then worked for Newport News Shipbuilding until 2002. John proudly served his country as an enlisted, Warrant, and then Commissioned Officer amassing multiple successes, awards, and friends. Tours of duty included submarines; Bream, Bluegill, Sea Dog, Tench, tenders; Hunley, Canopus, Frank Cable, and shore tours at POMFLANT, COMSUBRON 2, and COMSUBLANT. John will be greatly missed and remembered by all his valued friends who showed support with their time, well wishes, and prayers. He leaves behind to cherish his memory; daughter Patty Ann, her husband Duane, and Grandson John Decker of St. Johns, FL.; sister Janice, her husband Peter Mariano and niece Pamela, and nephew Dominic of Canton, Mass.; beloved friends Sharon, Meagan, Kathryn, and Morgan of Newport News, VA; and shipmates and friends too numerous to list here. Visitation will be held from 12-2PM and 4-6PM on 24 May at the Peninsula Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 4PM on 25 May also at the Peninsula Funeral Home (11144 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA. 23601). Full military honors burial service will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a future date to be determined.
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Published in Daily Press on May 23, 2014