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Spencer B. "Skip" Kennedy III

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Spencer "Skip" B. Kennedy, III

AGE: 62 • Wilmington

Spencer "Skip" B. Kennedy, III, age 62, of Wilmington, DE, originally of Landenberg, PA, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Compassionate Care Hospice at St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington, DE. He was the longtime companion of Kathy O'Brien for over 17 years. Born in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of Spencer B. Kennedy, Jr. and Jeanne D. West Kennedy of Oxford, PA. He was a construction worker for J.R. Coldiron, Inc. in Avondale, PA for many years, and was a member of the Carpenter's Local Union No. 626. Skip loved deep sea fishing, especially years spent with friends as "Skipper" aboard the GoGo. He loved his vegetable garden and canning and was known for his excellent jams. He loved spending time at the family cabin in the mountains. He enjoyed month long birthday celebrations. Skip was a fun loving, kind hearted, good-spirited, genuine human being, always ready for a good time, and will be remembered for his perpetual smile.

In addition to his parents and partner, he is survived by three daughters, Krista K. Taylor and her husband Daniel of Kemblesville, PA, Nichole D. Kennedy of Kennett Square and Brittany K. Petrucci and her husband Eric of New London, PA; five sisters, Edith Weidlein and her husband Philip of Newark, DE, Virginia Stidoms and her husband Jesse of Oxford, PA, Donna Norris and her husband Lee of Elkton, MD, Debra Crom and her husband Bob of Jacksonville, NC and Peggy Krygier and her husband Ken of Gaithersburg, MD and his step daughters, Jennifer Kutney-Soper (Michael) and Meagan Kutney. He loved being a pop-pop to his four grandchildren, Joey Borror, Dylan Petrucci, Mekhi and Jonathan.

You are invited to Skip's graveside ceremony at 1PM Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Kemblesville United Methodist Church Cemetery, Route 896, Kemblesville, PA 19347. A Gathering celebrating his life will follow at 2PM at the Italian American Club, 30 Ways Ln., Kennett Square, PA 19348. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 405 East Marsh Lane Suite 4, Newport, DE 19804. Arrangements are being handled by the Cleveland & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. 610-268-2166 of Avondale. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com

Published in The News Journal on Dec. 5, 2013
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