Thomas Kennedy

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BOTKINS — Thomas "Tom" U. Kennedy, 58, of Botkins, passed away at 6:40 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at Ebeid Hospice Residence, Sylvania, Ohio, following an extended illness.

Tom was born Oct. 29, 1956, in Sidney, Ohio, to Donald L. and Eleanor L. (Kohler) Kennedy, who preceded him in death. On April 29, 1978, he married Mary L. Cartwright and she survives in Botkins.

​Survivors also include a son, Phillip T. Kennedy; a daughter Faye L. Kennedy; two sisters Christine (Jack) Koenig and Charlotte Cooper; and a brother, Patrick Kennedy.

He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Kathleen Kennedy, and a brother, Timothy Kennedy.

Tom worked as a mechanic growing up with his families' business and was a 1975 graduate of Botkins High School. He then graduated from Northwestern Business College, Lima as a diesel technician. He was then employed at Provico in Botkins as a maintenance and diesel truck mechanic. He eventually transferred to the Provico Service Center where he was a millwright and multi-task employee. He delivered feed and supplies to Provico's customers throughout the states of Ohio and Indiana.

Tom also installed, programmed and maintained some of the first computerized feeding systems for dairy farmers in the area. He later worked for Ring Corporation in Sidney for 10 years where he retired from due to health issues. Tom was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and NASCAR fan. He also took up and enjoyed gardening and collecting hats.

Per Tom's request there will be no visitation or services. A private family memorial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the donor's choice.

The family has entrusted Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Wapakoneta, to handle the arrangements.

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Published in Sidney Daily News from Feb. 2 to Feb. 3, 2015