Rev. J. Paul Kennedy

YORK The Rev. J. Paul Kennedy, 90, died on Friday, November 8, 2013, at the York Lutheran Home in the Village at Sprenkle Drive. He was the husband of the late Elsie J. (Bullers) Kennedy whom he married on June 30, 1945. Born October 9, 1923, in North Point, Indiana County, he was a son of the late John C. and Ruth (Elkin) Kennedy. He was a graduate of Punxsutawney H.S. and Dubois Business School. He then served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. After his discharge from the Air Corps he worked for Harbinson Walker Brickyard and then worked as a State Farm agent from 1959-1967. He then graduated from Wittenberg College and its Hamma School of Divinity and became ordained in the Ministry of Word and Sacrament in LCA on October 20, 1973. He served Spring Church in Oklahoma Borough, then Lilly and Portage Parishes, and most recently Friedensaal Lutheran Church in Seven Valleys. He was also a member of Union Lutheran Church in York. Pastor Kennedy is survived by a daughter, The Rev. Judith A. McKee and husband The Rev. Thomas McKee of York; a son, Howard P. Kennedy and wife Saralee of Stuart, Fla.; five grandchildren, Michael McKee and his wife, Kristin, Sarah Toney and her husband, Nick, Tarah Kennedy and her husband, Dave Marchese, Holly McArdle and her husband, Matt, and Miles Gehrman; five great-grandchildren, Kennedy, Micah, Kayden, Shaun and Lando; and a sister, Marion Crevar of Payson, Ariz. He was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Damon; and a brother, William Kennedy. A visitation will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 21, 2013, at St. James Lutheran Church, 221 Bills Lane, Ringgold, Jefferson County. The service will follow at 2 p.m. at the church with burial to follow in St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery. Workinger Semmel Funeral Homes & Cremation, Inc., York is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Konde Diocese, c/o Lower Susquehanna Synod ELCA, 900 S. Arlington Ave., Suite 220B, Harrisburg, PA 17109.

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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Nov. 12, 2013