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“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May the thought in Psalms 55:22 give you hope and comfort. ”
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“Kay, Pat, Cathy, Steve and Susie, Thinking of you all. Uncle John was my favorite, and I loved him. He truly will be missed. Mike ”
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John James Kennedy, 88, of Venice, Florida, passed away on February 14, 2012. He was born on December 3, 1923 in Dover, Ohio. John retired from the Kuss Corporation as a Systems Analyst in Findlay, Ohio. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served during World War II. He was the recipient of two Purple Hearts while on duty aboard the U.S.S. Aaron Ward off the coast of Okinawa on May 3, 1945. John moved to the Venice/Nokomis area in 1985 from Findlay and was a member of Epiphany Cathedral. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Catherine V. Kennedy; two daughters, Catherine A. Kennedy of Fort Collins, Colorado, Susan M. Stout of Cody, Wyoming; two sons, Patrick A. Kennedy of Wellington, Florida, Steven F. Kennedy of Findlay, Ohio; a step-daughter, Janice Spindler of Waterville, Ohio and a step-son, Brian H. Hatfield of Oregon, Ohio. He also leaves behind thirteen grandchildren, Kimberly A. (Kennedy) Klepper, Julie M. Stout, John P. Kennedy, Jason P. Kennedy, Ryan C. Stout, David A. Kennedy, Tiffany R. (Stout) McFadden, Timothy D. Kennedy, William Spindler, Mark Spindler, Jason Spindler, Brian H. Hatfield, Jr., Christopher Hatfield , ten great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. John was preceded in death by his first wife, Rosemary M Kennedy and a brother, Richard Kennedy. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30AM on Monday, February 20, 2012 at Epiphany Cathedral. Burial with military honors will be held at Sarasota National Cemetery on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 1:30PM. Farley Funeral Home in Venice, Florida is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Veterans Foundation, 3737 S. Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34239.

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