Reverend Monsignor Timothy E. Kenney
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Reverend Monsignor

Timothy E. Kenney

Reverend Monsignor Timothy E. Kenney, pastor of St. Patrick Par ish, Kent, died Sunday, March 23, 2003.

Arrange ments are being handled by the Bissler Funeral Home in Kent. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at St. Patrick Church, 313 N. DePeyster St., Kent, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, March 27, at 11 a.m., at St. Patrick Church in Kent. Friends may also call one hour prior to mass. Burial will be held at St. Joseph Cemetery in Randolph.

Monsignor Kenney was born Jan. 30, 1932, in Cleveland, a son of Ralph and Hilda (Kerr) Kenney. He attended St. Patrick School in Cleveland, Mantua Junior High, and graduated from Holy Name High School in Cleveland. He studied for the priesthood at St. Gregory Seminary in Cincinnati and Mount St. Mary's of the West Seminary in Norwood. He was ordained May 31, 1958, by Bishop Emmet M. Welsh.

Following ordination, Monsignor Kenney served as associate pastor at St. Brendan Parish, Youngstown from, 1958 to 1961, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, McDonald, from 1961 tp 1966, and St. Jo seph Parish, Austintown, from 1966 to 1972. He was named pastor at St. Joseph Parish, Randolph, in 1972, Immaculate Conception Parish, Ravenna, in 1977, St. Rose Parish, Girard, in 1981, and St. Patrick Parish, Kent, in 1985. He was named a Prelate of Honor on April 5, 2000.

During his ministry, Msgr. Kenney served on the Priests' Senate, Priests' Council, Priests' Personnel Board, and a ministry-to-priests team. He also served on the Wom en in the Church and the World Committee of the 1976 Synod, the Catholic Charities Board, the dioce san education department's Portage-Stark regional board, and as dean of Portage County. He was also a chaplain for the Knights of Columbus Council 2935 and 1411 of Kent.

He is survived by his sister, Mary Mlachak of Willowick, two nephews, four nieces, three great-nephews, and six great-nieces.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Bishop Thomas J. Tobin, DD. In lieu of flowers, me morials may be made to the St. Patrick's Church Elevator Handi capped Fund, 313 N. DePeyster St., Kent, Ohio 44240. (Bissler & Sons Funeral Home,


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Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Mar. 25, 2003.
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March 26, 2003
Our deepest sympathy to his family. Fr. Kenney officiated at our wedding many years ago at St. Joseph Church in Randolph. We were also fortunate that he was at Robinson Memorial Hospital when our daughter was born. He was a friend to all, a humble and caring man. He will be missed.
Catherine and Kim George
Catherine George
March 25, 2003
You have our deepest sympathy. I worked under and for Fr. Kenney at St. Patrick Church for 11 years, from 1985 through 1997, the last 7 as the Church Secretary. He will be greatly missed not only by us but by all who knew him. So sorry to hear of his passing.
Rose and Paul Textor
March 25, 2003
Offering our deepest sympathies during this time.
The Staff of Bissler & Sons Funeral Home
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