William Payne "Bill" Kennard

Kennard William Payne "Bill" Kennard, born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1919, passed away on Monday, November 18, 2013, in Columbus, Ohio. He is predeceased by his siblings Richard C. Kennard and Barbara K. Graham and by his beloved wife Carolyn. He is survived by his son, Douglas; his daughter, Barbara; his granddaughter, Maria; his great-grandson, Marius; his brother, Frank L. Kennard; and many members of the extended Kennard family. A graduate of Yale University (Class of 1941), Bill taught ROTC at Yale before being commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army. He was promoted to Captain in the Artillery and served in Europe and in the United States during WWII. After the war, Bill married Carolyn Bedell and took over his father's textile business. He was the CEO of Stewart and Sparry for over forty years. For many years, Bill served on the vestries of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Montclair and St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Essex Fells in New Jersey. A life-long resident of Montclair, New Jersey, Bill moved to Columbus, Ohio after the death of his wife to reside with his brother, Frank, at Trillium Place. He was a lector at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Upper Arlington. A Memorial Service will be held at 4 p.m. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013 at ST. MARK'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 2151 Dorset Road, Columbus, Ohio 43221, (614)-486-9452 with The Reverend Paul St. Germain, officiating. Burial service will be held later at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Newark, New Jersey. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to one of the following organizations to which Bill was devoted: St. Mark's Episcopal Church Music Fund, 2151 Dorset Rd., Columbus, OH 43221; St. Peter's Episcopal Church Music Fund, 270 Roseland Ave., Essex Fells, NJ 07021; or The William J. Schmidt Scholarship Fund at Camp Dudley, YMCA, Inc., 126 Dudley Rd., Westport, NY 12993, www.campdudley.org/giving. The Rutherford Funeral Home at Powell, 450 W. Olentangy St., Powell, OH 43065, (614)-792-1471 assisted the family. Please visit www.rutherfordfuneralhomes.com to send condolences to the Kennard Family.


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Rutherford Funeral Home Powell
450 West Olentangy Street Powell, OH 43065
614-792-1471
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Nov. 21, 2013