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Patricia Y. Kennedy

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Kennedy Patricia Y. Kennedy. It is with great sadness that the family of Patricia Y. Kennedy, age 70, announce her passing after battling Mesotheliomona since September 2015. She passed peacefully and with dignity at Ohio Health Kobacker House on March 28, 2017. Patricia was born in Newport News, VA on March 2, 1947. She grew up in Columbus, OH and graduated from East High School. She retired from Ameritech after 30 years of service. She was happily married to her husband Ronny and recently celebrated 41 years of marriage, on March 6, 2017. They built a wonderful and peaceful life together that was full of joy. Pat was an avid reader. She loved taking long car rides on Sundays, tending her flowers, and solving her daily puzzles in the paper. She became quite the swimmer, going almost every day. Her grandchildren held a very special place in her heart and being with them was always a priority. She had a benevolent heart and gave of her time generously and selflessly. She was a member of St. James the Less Catholic Church. She greeted members and served for Mass. She also volunteered at the Leukemia Lymphoma Society every week. Her kindness and love was evident in all she did. Patricia is survived by her husband, Ronny; her daughters, Erin Kennedy-Carter (Antoine), Melissa Bell (Terry); her sisters, Olivia Szekfu-Weatherly (James) and Cynthia Emerson; her brother, I. Ray Miller, Jr. (Marlene). She adored her grandchildren, Antoine Carter, Jr., Jamal Carter, Evelyn-Grace Carter, Gabriel Carter, Trinity Bell, Tytun Bell, Kennedy Bell, and Terry Bell; and all nieces, nephews and other relatives. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 30, 2017 in the Long Funeral Home, 5528 Cleveland Avenue (one block south of SR 161). Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday, March 31, 2017 at Saint James the Less Catholic Church, 1652 Oakland Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio. Rev. Fr. Clarence Williams, C.PP.S, celebrant. Interment Union Cemetery, 3349 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH. Prayer Vigil Service 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Arrangements by SKUNZA FUNERAL SERVICE, 5528 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43231. Rudolph P. Skunza, Jr., Director. 614-895-3200.

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 30, 2017
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