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Bernard T. Kenny

AGE: 81 • Toms River

Bernard T. Kenny, 81, of Toms River passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, May 21, 2017.

Upon graduating from Toms River High School in 1956, Bernie served in the United States Marine Corps. He was also a member of the Toms River Fire Co. #2. Bernie retired in 1995 as a Lieutenant after serving 33 years for the Dover Township Police Department. During his career with the police department he received 12 commendations; he was the Commander of the Emergency Services Unit, Police K-9 unit, Color Guard, Auxiliary Police, Police Explorers and an instructor at the Ocean County Police Academy.

During his retirement he became an active member in the United Methodist Church of Island Heights. He was on the Board of Trustees, the Pastor Parish Committee, and a member of the UM Men's Club. He also managed the ushers and greeters, and volunteered with the Food Pantry.

Bernie was predeceased by his foster parents, Margaret and Charles Baxter. His greatest pride and joy was his family, he loved spending time with his grandchildren. Bernie is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Bettie Lou, his son Scott Kenny and his wife Karen and his daughter Heather Dwyer, all of Toms River. He will be dearly missed by his beloved grandchildren, Kyle Kenny, Madison Kenny, and Shealyn Dwyer.

A visitation will be held on Friday, June 2nd from 2pm-9pm and on Saturday from 10am-11am at "The Family Owned" Carmona-Bolen Home for Funerals, 412 Main Street, Toms River. A religious service will be held at 12pm on Saturday, June 3rd at the United Methodist Church of Island Heights. Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to The First United Methodist Church of Island Heights or Holisticare Hospice of Toms River.

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Published in Asbury Park Press on May 28, 2017
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