Calvin Bartley Kenty

Calvin Bartley Kenty

FT. WASHINGTON, PA: Calvin Bartley Kenty, of Ft. Washington, PA, died at ACTS Ft. Washington Estates on January 8, 2013 at the age of 98.

He was born in 1914 in Clearwater, FL. He lived in Newark, Ohio from 1941 until moving to Ft. Washington in 1998.

He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth Hopkins Kenty, to whom he was married for 58 years; and his son, David E. Kenty.

He is survived by his daughters and spouses M. Christine Kenty and James Walters of Philadelphia and Diane E. Kenty and Brenda Buchanan of Westbrook, Maine; daughter-in-law Janice Asher of Bryn Mawr; four granddaughters, Elizabeth Walters, Evelyn Walters, Joanna Kenty and Nora Kenty; and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Kenty graduated from Ohio State University in electrical engineering in 1941. He was employed as an illuminating engineer at the Holophane Company in Newark, Ohio, from 1941 until his retirement in 1979. During World War II, he served four years in the Civilian Public Service as a Conscientious Objector, fighting forest fires in North Carolina and California, then caring for patients in mental hospitals in Washington and Indiana. He was a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church in Newark, Ohio, singing in the Sanctuary Choir for over 50 years, then transferred membership to the Jarrettown United Methodist Church.

A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, January 19 at the Jarrettown United Methodist Church, 1460 Limekiln Pike, Dresher, PA. The service was conducted by Dr. Robert Kirby, Senior Pastor of JUMC, and Rev. Alfred Muli, Chaplain of ACTS Ft. Washington Estates.

The family requests memorials to: Support Center for Child Advocates, 1900 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

Published in the The Advocate on Jan. 26, 2013