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John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy Obituary
Elfers, FL: Col. John F. Kennedy, U.S. Army Retired died October 25, 2019 , born in Cohoes he graduated from LaSalle Institute, class of 1940. He entered the U.S. Army Reserve in 1940, and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1941. He was ordered into active duty in 1942 and served as an infantry unit commander during World War Two in the European Theater of Operations, participating in five campaigns. He was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, with two oak leaf clusters, Meritorious Service Medal, with two oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal, Legion of Honor, Chevalier (France). American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, World War II.After war service he continued service in the Army Reserve and the Army National Guard including full time service, in command and staff officer positions. In addition to completing several U.S. Army branch service schools, including the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.Following retirement he performed, research with the New York Military Museum in Saratoga Springs, New York. He retired from service in 1981 with the rank of Colonel. He resides in New Port Richey, Florida.John was a member of the following organizations: American Legion Paradise Post 79, Holiday Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10167, DAV, Purple Heart, St. Thomas Aquinas Knights of Columbus, & 4th Degree Knights of Columbus , at Our Lady Queen of Peace.He is survived by his wife Judy Kennedy, a daughter Kerrie Raum, niece Kathleen Freeman,nephew John M. Kennedy, nephew Joseph Carl Kennedy Jr., niece Mary Kennedy Parson, niece Brittany Freeman.Relatives and friends are invited to attend his interment on Thursday Oct. 31, 2019 at 11AM, at Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville, NY, with full Military Honors. LaSalle Institute will provide an Honor Guard at the Cemetery. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday at St. Thomas Aquinas Church. in New Port Richey, FL. If attending please meet at the cemetery entrance at 10: 50 AM. http://www.lastingmemories.com/col-john-f-kennedy
Published in The Record on Oct. 30, 2019
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