John J. Kennedy
1947 - 2021
E. Blake Collins Funeral Home
159 George Avenue
Wilkes-Barre, PA

John J. Kennedy, 74, of Dallas, passed away Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

He was born June 3, 1947, in Wilkes-Barre, a son of the late Thomas and Jennie Musto Kennedy. He was a graduate of Coughlin High School and was employed as a truck driver for Marvel Industries.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Salvatore and Richard Kennedy; and sister, Joanie Hellyer.

Surviving are his daughter, Jamie Kennedy; grandchildren, Ian Michael Pirl (Talia Crundwell); Bailey Parker Pirl; great-granddaughter, Avery Lynn Brittian; brother, Thomas Kennedy; sisters, Theresa Wienkowski and Rita Chulada; former son-in-law, Michael Pirl (Debbie) and their daughter, Delaney Jordan Pirl; former spouse, Joann Manns (Harry); and many nieces and nephews.

Private funeral services will be held.

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Published by Citizens Voice from Oct. 12 to Oct. 13, 2021.
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Dear Rita and family, I was so sorry to hear of John's passing. Please know that all of you are in my prayers at this difficult time. May your many memories leave you with a feeling of peace.
Sandi Mondulick Kitsmiller
October 14, 2021
Prayers for John and all the family are sent from an old friend. The Kennedys were my second family throughout grade school and good memories came flooding back after reading of his passing. I am sure he is flying with the angels and watching over you. Peace and comfort to all.
Juanita Waskiewicz Thomas
October 13, 2021
You surely will be missed by all who loved you, Rest In paradise.
Linda sabecky
October 13, 2021
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