Kathleen Ann Kennedy age 68 of Erie, passed away at her residence on Saturday February 16, 2013 following an extended illness. She was born in Erie on September 30, 1944 a daughter of the late Joseph and Ann Pelkowski Januleski. She was a 1961 graduate of East High School, and was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church. Kathleen was a life member of the Polish Sharpshooters, bowled at Eastway Lanes and was a member of the Birdie Girls Golf League at Orchard Pond Golf Course. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one brother Richard Januleski. She is survived by her husband of 48 years William Kennedy, two sons; Sean Patrick Kennedy of Erie and Jay Scott Kennedy and his wife Carrie Ann Myers of Lakewood, Ohio, one sister Mary Ann Harrington, one brother Joseph Januleski and his wife Peggy all of Erie and one brother-in-law Richard Lee Kennedy and his wife Louise of West Palm Beach, Florida. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow in Mary Queen of Peace Cemetery. Arrangements were under the care of the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home Inc. 5000 Wattsburg Rd. Erie PA 16504. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Pennsylvania Alliance of the Mentally Ill "NAMI" 2149 North 2nd St. Harrisburg, PA 17110, or St. Vincent Hospice Care 232 West 25th St. Erie, PA 16544. Please visit www.SchmidtFuneralHomeErie.com
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