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Robert Edward Kennedy, 88

April 12, 2010
  • Robert Edward Kennedy, 88
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AUG. 17, 1921-APRIL 10, 2010

Mr. Robert Edward Kennedy, age 88, of Frederick, died April 10, 2010, at Golden Living Center, Frederick.

He was the husband of Mrs. Alice Kennedy, his wife of 67 years.

Born Aug. 17, 1921, in Frederick, he was the son of the late Frank Edward and Anna Poole Kennedy.

Mr. Kennedy is a United States Army veteran of World War II.

Early on, he worked for the Ox Fiber Brush Co. Later, he worked 29 years with Frederick Trading Co.

Mr. Kennedy was a lifelong member of the Francis Scott Key American Legion, Post 11, Frederick. In addition to being a past commander, he has served as chairman of the baseball committee and on the bingo committee, and held other offices.

In his earlier years, Mr. Kennedy played semipro football, as well as softball. He also volunteered as a referee and umpire for Midget and Little League organizations.

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Surviving besides his wife are sons, Robert Allen Kennedy of Frederick and V. Kevin Kennedy of Frederick, and his fiance, Libby Plumer of Brunswick; grandchildren, Robert Scott Kennedy and wife, Shari, of Warrenton, Va., and Kristie D. Reinhardt and husband, Carlos, of Frederick; great-grandchildren, Haley, Jack and Nicholas Kennedy of Virginia, and Ky and Kai Reinhardt of Frederick; his siblings, William A. Kennedy and wife, Carrie, of Frederick, and Kathryn Best of Hagerstown; and sisters-in-law, May Kennedy of Frederick and Julia Kennedy of Thurmont.

Besides his parents, Mr. Kennedy was preceded in death by brothers, John F. and Joseph S. "Brick" Kennedy.

Friends may call at Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick, from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be in Etchison Memorial Chapel at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at 2 p.m. The interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick.

Contributions may be made in Mr. Kennedy's name to Daybreak Adult Day Services, 7819 Rocky Springs Road, Frederick, MD 21702-2824.

Condolences may be shared with the family by going to http://www.keeneybas ford.com.

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