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Glastonbury Funeral Home

30 Carter Street, East Hartford, CT

OBITUARY

Harry William Kenworthy

November 15, 1947August 3, 2020

Harry William Kenworthy, 72, of Marlborough, loving husband for 49 years of Elaine (Fedor) Kenworthy, passed away peacefully on Monday August 3, 2020. Born on November 15, 1947 in Utica, NY he was the son of the late Robert Wild Kenworthy and Marcina (Suraske) Kenworthy. Harry received his master’s degree in business management and later went on to become Vice President of Manufacturing at Rogers Corporation. He then went on to build his own consulting organization on Lean Government. His passionate initiatives resulted in a book called Lean Government Now. He was an avid tennis player in his youth and later came to love golf with his golfing buddies. He loved entertaining his friends and family with his famous manhattans at the beach while listening to Bon Jovi. Besides his wife Elaine, Harry is survived by his two beloved daughter’s Rebekah Chapin and her husband Christopher of Boston and Amanda Kenworthy of San Francisco. Due to the current health crisis the services will be private. If people wish to express their condolences, please donate to The Lung Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital: https://giving.brighamandwomens.org/ A memorial mass will take place at a later date at St. Dunstan Church 1345 Manchester Rd. Glastonbury, CT 06033. Glastonbury Funeral Home, 30 Carter St. East Hartford, has been entrusted with the arrangements. For online expressions of sympathy to the family, please visit www.glastonburyfuneral.com

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Robert Fish

August 21, 2020

Harry has been a great friend and neighbor for so many years and on so many levels. The week we moved to Cedar Ridge Drive in 1985, my youngest daughter fell out of Amanda's (Mandy's) tree house. We knew instantly that this was a special family.

Harry and I shared many good times, and together with our partners, we solved the world's problems. Harry's fabulous manhattan's certainly brought clarity to our thinking. We could have different ideas politically, and still have friendly discussions.

Harry was also patient on the golf course playing with me. He loved the little things about the game, and his calm attitude helped him establish a very successful consulting business. I found his book a valuable resource into the man I admired, and so I am glad he has left that legacy as well.

Joyce and I hope Elaine will visit us often in Sarasota and call us anytime. We three have a lot of fun memories and stories in our hearts. Thank you, Harry

Edward Carole

August 11, 2020

Dear Elaine, Becky and Mandy,
We were so sorry to hear that Harry had passed away. He was such a nice man. We are so glad that Becky and Carrie are still close friends and see each other. It's nice to keep up with your family.
Please stay well and peace be with you all. You are all in our prayers.
Carole and Ed

Carol and Geoffrey Kiefer-Wilson

August 10, 2020

Dearest Elaine, Becky and Mandy,
Shared times at Seaworthy, laughing, sharing, loving, caring, savoring, appreciating,......
With love,
Always,
Carol and Geoffrey

MaryJane Towns

August 8, 2020

We are members of the class of 1965 at Clinton High School. Harry was a great guy and we saw him at our 5oth class reunion. Our sincere sympathy to his family on his passing. Rest in Peace, Harry.
Bill and Mary Jane (Hughes) Towns.

Harry Kenworthy

August 8, 2020

I remember that Harry used to play tennis. He was my friend. I saw him at the 50th family reunion and except for gaining a couple of pounds he was the same as ever;

Nancy Kay

August 8, 2020

I worked with Harry at Rogers. He was a great leader. I went to work in The divisions where Harry was the head of the divisions. I was able to build my continuous Improvement skills through the path he created through Six sigma and Shainin Red X training. I always remember these things about Harry. His Christmas Red Hat he always wore; his upbeat attitude and smile; and his ability to lead people.

He will be missed. My heart goes out to Elaine and the family. Prayers to help you through.

Nancy Kay

Tony Lincoln

August 6, 2020

Harry was a great guy with a wonderful sense of humor. When we all got together for our gourmet group he always enjoyed himself and was entertaining as well. Remember the time the cake hit the driveway? One dinner we brought crumbled blue cheese. There was plenty left over so Harry sat there shoveling it in with his hands. He was an addict!

Sue Flanigan

August 5, 2020

I worked with Harry at Rogers for many years and enjoyed his wonderful sense of humor as well as his constant strive for excellence. Harry did so many great things for Rogers that have never been done again. Harry left a legacy of continuous improvement. I’m sure he’s looking around heaven and telling God what he (Harry) can do to make it better. That’s just Harry - saying it with his big smile. He’s made heaven better just by being there. My condolences to Elaine and his family for losing such a special man.

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