John C. "Jack" Kennedy, age 80, formerly of Erie, Pa., passed away on August 21, 2014, at the VA Hospital in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He was born in Erie on October 18, 1933, a son of the late Clifton and Katherine Keller Kennedy.
Jack graduated from Academy High School and then joined the U.S. Marine Corps
. After being honorably discharged, he worked for Lovell's Mfg. Co., and then was the founder and owner of KenRaZ Tool Co., for 17 years. He retired from Parm Tool and Die. He was a member of the South Erie Turners, St. George Church and their Men's Council, Golf League, and Bocce League.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Lou Kennedy.
He is survived by a daughter, Cynthia Bishop and her husband Scott, of Erie, two sons, Jeffery Kennedy and his wife Rebecca, of Alma, Arkansas, and Joseph Kennedy, of Temple, Texas, 14 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call on Tuesday, at the Francis V. Kloecker Funeral Home, Inc., 2502 Sassafras St., Erie, PA 16502, from 2-4 and 7-9, and are invited to the Funeral Service there on Wednesday, at 10 a.m. Send condolences to www.kloeckerfuneralhome.com
Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Francis V. Kloecker Funeral Home, Inc. - Erie
2502 Sassafras St. Erie, PA 16502
814 454 0156
Published in the Erie Times-News from Aug. 25 to Aug. 26, 2014