James J. "Jim" Kennedy
1961 - 2021
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James J. "Jim" Kennedy
September 27, 1961 - February 6, 2021
State College, Pennsylvania - He is survived by his wife Andrea, whom he married May 18, 1985, and three sons: Matthew (Melanie), Phillip (Kristine), Lincoln (Megan), and two granddaughters Jackie O., and Virginia. He is also survived by one sister Elizabeth Kennedy, three nieces, eight great nieces, three great nephews, and his friend and mentor Tim Manard.
Jim was the Scout Executive of the Juniata Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America in Reedsville, PA. He began his career with the Boy Scouts of America in 1984 in Columbus, OH, and also served councils in Zanesville, OH, Flint and Lansing, MI, and Worcester, MA.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dover, OH. Interment will be in St. Joseph Calvary Cemetery in Dover, OH at the family's convenience.
In lieu of flowers, Jim has requested memorials be made to the Juniata Valley Council, BSA - John M. Kriner II Lodge - 9 Taylor Drive Reedsville, PA 17084 in his memory.


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Published in Centre Daily Times on Feb. 9, 2021.
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February 19, 2021
Andrea, my sincere condolences for you and your family with the passing of Jim. I remember well back years ago when he arrives as our new Juniata BSA Council Executive. Many of us volunteered from the districts and got to know Jim very well. He was a trail blazer and a "go-getter"! Looking around the 7 Mts Scout Camp today, it's remarkable all the improvements over the years under Jim's leadership. He will be missed...but his spirit will be with us for years to come.
Bob Booz
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February 16, 2021
November, 1981 Catholic Retreat. Photo is classic Jim; holding a photo of he and I being photographed. His passing has affected me deeply. My condolences to Andrea and his family.
Scott Barnes
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February 13, 2021
Andrea and Family, At this time of loss know that your godfather sends a giant bear hug from Boise to you and your children. Cherish the memories and accept our condolences from afar.
With Deepest Sympathy
Russ & Ginny Centanni
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