Paul Ivan Kennedy

Indianapolis, Indiana

1920 - 2017


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Paul Ivan Kennedy96, of Indianapolis, passed away August 21, 2017. Born December 2, 1920 to Marvin Stewart Kennedy and Mary Irene Welch Kennedy. Deceased brother, Marvin George Kennedy and sister, Mary Bernice Williams, father to Russell S. Kennedy, Bette Jo Helm, 3 step-daughters, many...

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Paul was a long time friend of my parents, Orville and Kathy Jinks. Paul and my dad were members of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association but their close friendship extended well beyond. When Paul was the subject of conversation there was a tone of respect and warmth, and he when speaking of them. Paul, at around age 90, would drive a long distance to visit my mom and dad in a senior citizens center north of Indianapolis. Paul was wonderfully lucid and his clear baritone speaking voice even...

Paul was one of my few remaining First Cousins and a man I always admired. He had many stories of Pearl Harbor and his Navy experiences. We saw him when he returned from WWII and many times after that. Paul always had a very positive personality and many friends. My condolences to Paul's close family and we would attend his service if not so far away. We will miss him and we know Paul was one of the "Greatest Generation". He had a deep faith and may Paul be at peace with the...

Paul was a long time beloved friend of my Father Burland Brown and my mother Dorothy. Paul and my father served in the Navy together and were both at Pearl Harbor in 1941. They stayed in touch for those many years after. Paul was always there for my father and mother. Paul was a most loving and caring person. I send my deepest condolences to his friends and family and may he rest in peace with my mother , father and son in the everlasting .
Mayn Schreier

To the family of Paul Ivan Kennedy. May the love of family and friends comfort you. Blessed are they that mourned: for they shall be comforted.

Brother Paul Kennedy had become my friend over the last two years through his cousin Scott Dill. He was a resident of the Compass Park/Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin Indiana. He was a patriot and veteran of WWII and a survivor of Pearl Harbor Invadion and the Normandy Invasionn with 12 trips up the ocean channel carrying troops and supplies. He will be greatly missed by myself and all those who knew him. Smooth sailing Brother Paul!