Stanley E. Kennedy

September 22, 1936March 15, 2021

Stanley E Kennedy, age 84, joined his wife with the Lord on March 15, 2021.

Survived by his son Randy (Kristen) of Atlanta, GA.; and nieces Francis Bishoff of Lawrenceburg, IN. and Linda “Becky” (William) Laney of Aliquippa, PA. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Lois.

Stanley was a Korean War Veteran serving with the Fifth Air Force. He worked as an Operations Manager for several automotive parts warehouses in both Cleveland and Akron. An avid hunter and fisherman, enjoying an annual pheasant hunting trip with friends to South Dakota, traveling with Lois to the annual family trip to Hilton Head, S.C., enjoyed vacationing across the U.S, and in Europe, and longtime parishioner of St. Sebastian Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers family requests donations in Stanley's name to St. Sebastian Church Foundation 476 Mull Ave. Akron, OH 44320.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 23rd, 5:00-7:00 PM at the Rose Hill Funeral Home 3653 W Market St Akron, OH 44333. Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, March 24th, at 11:00 AM at St Sebastian Catholic Church 476 Mull Ave. Akron 44320. Inurnment Rose Hill Burial Park. Memories and condolences may be shared at


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 23, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, March 24, 2021

  • Commital Service

    Wednesday, March 24, 2021


Stanley E. Kennedy

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Keisha Patton

March 26, 2021

I want to send my deepest condolences to your family during this difficult time.It has been such a joy to hear you share so many of your family stories with us over the years.Randy you are truly a great son & I know your parents were so very proud of you.May they both rest in heaven.

Marilyn Keith

March 25, 2021

Dear Randy,
Your dad was one of my favorite people. I was the Councilwoman for his area for 8 years. My initial contact with your dad was when he called me about the condition of his street during an especially bad snow storm. He wanted to lodge his complaint with the Councilperson since calling the street department had not gotten him any results. He came off as grouchy and gruff at first but by the end of the conversation we had become amicable friends. Over the years he would just call to chat and catch up. He loved your mom so much and hoped the move from the house would be a good one for both of them. He spoke of you often and with much pride. He wished he could see more of you but cherished the visits whenever they took place. He and I used to laugh that we were the only two that still scrubbed our floors on our hands and knees. He told me that this was his Friday chore.
I lost a friend when your dad passed even though we hadn’t spoken much since he moved.
He will always have a special place in my heart.
With every good wish-
Marilyn Keith

Mark Williamson

March 23, 2021

Randy, Kristen and Family. There are so many memories I have, and that are shared by many other childhood friends of mine, my brother and of Randy. We loved going to the Kennedy House because Lois and Stan (as we called them) were fun, interesting, kind and loving to the other kids who came by to visit and play with Randy...or to take the best wide receiver in pickup football to a game down the street. Lois and Stan were always interested in us as people. Not just playmates of their son. The creator surely broke the mold.

Our prayers are with the Kennedy Family.

Paul and Linda Christiani

March 16, 2021

Met Stanley for the first time at the wedding of his son, Randy, who I have known for over 40 years as Army buddies.
Stanley was a class act, who dignified any room he entered. He was a role model as a husband and father.