William L. Kendle, 64

NOV. 24, 1947-SEPT. 9, 2012

September 17, 2012
  • William L. Kendle
William L. Kendle

William Lester Kendle, 64, of Greenbackville, Va., died Sept. 9, 2012.

Born Nov. 24, 1947, he was the son of the late Lester George and Eleanor Marie Kendle.

He was a 1965 graduate of South Hagerstown High School and was a member of the South High Band.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1967 to 1971. He played in the Navy Band.

He retired from General Motors, Martinsburg, W.Va. in 1999.

He was a member of UAW and an alternate committeeman.

He was an avid NASCAR fan, a saltwater fisherman and a hunter.

He was an antique refinisher and dealer.

He published a cookbook, “Healthy Eating Made Easy.”

He is survived by his wife, Beverly Kendle; two stepdaughters, Natalie Palmer and Kristian Palmer; a sister, Deborah Sheppard; and numerous nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be Thursday at 7 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, Md. The Rev. Quentin J. Fleming will officiate. 

The family will receive friends Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to National Kidney Foundation, 1107 Kenilworth Drive, Baltimore, MD 21204.

Online condolences are accepted at

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