Richard Kennedy

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Richard A. Kennedy

1929 - 2013

Richard A. Kennedy, 83, of Kenosha, passed away on Monday, July 29, 2013, at his home.

Born in Englemine, Calif., on Dec. 18, 1929, he was the son of the late John and Lily Pearl (Miles) Kennedy. Born and raised in California, Richard later moved to Texas and relocated to Kenosha in 2009.

Richard honorably served in the U.S. Army from Nov. 7, 1946, until April 16, 1947, and also served two tours with the U.S. Air Force from July 3, 1947 until Feb. 20, 1953; receiving the Good Conduct Medal.

For 20 years, he was in the jewelry business, having owned a store in Compton, Calif. He also managed a hardware store in Grass Valley, Calif., and lastly, while living in Texas, was the owner of ABC Locksmith.

Richard was the former President of Grass Valley Host Lions Club, a member of the VFW in Grass Valley, CA and Canyon Lake, TX, and also volunteered his time with the Lions Project for Canine Companions for Independence in Texas.

He will be deeply missed by his three children, Richard (Syd) Kennedy, Jr. of Nevada, Wanda (James) Orth of Kenosha and Allen (Kathy) Kennedy of Texas; seven grandchildren, Richard Clay, Jeffrey, Crystal, Joseph, James, Nikkie and Ryan; and six great grandchildren, Ronnie, Joshua, Alan, Amaya, Brianna and Logan.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Millie Neal and his late wife, Dolores Evans; three brothers, his twin, Raymond, Jack and Donald Kennedy and a sister, Ruby Longcor.

In accordance with Richards wishes, no funeral services will be held.

The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to the Veterans Administration and Gentiva Hospice for their care and compassion.

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3720 39th Avenue

Kenosha, Wisconsin 53144


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Published online at on July 31, 2013
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