OBITUARY

Kenneth Russell McDonald III

November 26, 1989July 25, 2020
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A memorial service for Kenneth R. McDonald III, 30, of Tarpon Springs, FL, will be held at a time to be determined due to COVID-19 restrictions. Burial will be in the Ogdensburgh Cemetery. Kenny passed away unexpectedly on Saturday (July 25, 2020).

He is survived by his mother Diane Burwell of Live Oak, FL, paternal grandmother Dawn McDonald of Sarasota, FL, a sister Heather McDonald of Clearwater, FL, a niece Kaitlyn McDonald, an uncle Edward “Roillie” (Mary) Burwell of Ogdensburg, NY, aunts Valerie Schneller of Liverpool, NY and Laura (Michael) Hills of Granville, OH, cousins Ashley LaRock, Joel Schneller, Kristen (Scott) Funkhouser, Elizabeth Hills, Matthew Hills, Jillian Burwell, Jennifer Burwell and Jessica Burwell, and several other cousins.

His father Kenneth R. McDonald Jr., maternal grandparents Patricia and Morris Burwell and a paternal grandfather Kenneth R. McDonald Sr. predeceased Kenny.

Kenneth was born on November 26, 1989 a son of the late Kenneth McDonald Jr. and Diane Burwell in Watertown, NY. He graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 2007. Throughout his career in Florida, he worked maintenance on high performance cars in Orlando, worked for Stable Concrete in St. Petersburg, and Aquatic Plant Removal in Tarpon Springs, but his favorite job was welding on cellular towers, which was a travelling job where he worked in many different states.

Kenny loved fishing for anything and everything, whether it was in freshwater or salt water, and could always be found by the water. He was a NY Yankees and NY Mets fan, enjoyed working with his hands, working on engineer-motivated projects, and any project dealing with cement. Kenny was fun, extremely loving and honored his relationships with his friends and family, especially to his niece Kaitlyn, to which he was a great uncle.

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  • Predeceased by: His father Kenneth R. McDonald Jr.
    Maternal grandparents: Patricia and Morris Burwell
    Paternal grandfather: Kenneth R. McDonald Sr.


    Survived by: His mother Diane Burwell
    Paternal grandmother: Dawn McDonald
    Sister: Heather McDonald,niece; Kaitlyn McDonald
    Uncle; Edward “Roillie” (Mary) Burwell, Aunts; Valerie Schnellerand Laura (Michael) Hills
    Cousins; Ashley LaRock, Joel Schneller, Kristen (Scott) Funkhouser, Elizabeth Hills, Matthew Hills, Jillian Burwell, Jennifer Burwell and Jessica Burwell, and several other cousins.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, August 7, 2020

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Kathleen Pierce

August 5, 2020

Diane and family,

I wish there was something I could say or do to help ease your pain. May all your memories help you through the difficult days ahead. Thinking of you and your family,

Kathy

Julia Downs

August 3, 2020

Diane and Heather (and all),

Kenny was a distant cousin yet still a cousin and have great memories of everyone over the years. I have no other words than since I heard the fateful news, I think of him every day and send positive thoughts your way. Please call if you need anything and know extended family is still family and I love you both.

Love,
Julia (Downs) and Family

Tomothy Downs

August 3, 2020

Diane, Heather and Family.
So sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. Such a tragedy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love ,
Tim and Biying

Jillian (Burwell) Pharoah

August 3, 2020

There are so many things that could be said, too many to think about. Kenny, let your light shine down on your Mother and Sister, they will need it. Fly high my cousin💕

Jillian (Burwell) Pharoah

August 3, 2020

There are so many things that could be said, too many to think about. Kenny, let your light shine down on your Mother and Sister, they will need it. Fly high my cousin💕

Ted McDonald

August 3, 2020

Diane,
Very sorry for your loss.

Ted

Tom Luckie

August 3, 2020

Sending thoughts and prayers to all Kenny’s family in this difficult time. Great memories of coaching Kenny and his teammates as 10 year old baseball players at tournaments,

Jennifer (Burwell) Kennedy

August 3, 2020

Another soul take far too early.
Give Nana a big hug from all of us and try not to agitate Aunt Millie too much. <3

Cindy Hill

August 2, 2020

Diane and Heather,
We are so sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. My heartaches for both of you. Such great memories of him playing baseball back in the Kiwanis years. He was such a sweet boy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sincerely, Randy & Cindy Hill ( Jon Garveys parents)

Bill Nelson

August 2, 2020

Diane, Heather and Mrs McDonald,
Sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. I have so many fond memories of Kenny and my children playing, fishing, and doing what kids do. His famous jumps off the deck in the pool, and there was not a tree Kenny could not climb! Diane and Russ referred to him as my fourth son because our kids were together so much growing up. Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. May he Rest In Peace.

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Biography

A memorial service for Kenneth R. McDonald III, 30, of Tarpon Springs, FL, will be held at a time to be determined due to COVID-19 restrictions. Burial will be in the Ogdensburgh Cemetery. Kenny passed away unexpectedly on Saturday (July 25, 2020).

He is survived by his mother Diane Burwell of Live Oak, FL, paternal grandmother Dawn McDonald of Sarasota, FL, a sister Heather McDonald of Clearwater, FL, a niece Kaitlyn McDonald, an uncle Edward “Roillie” (Mary) Burwell of Ogdensburg, NY, aunts Valerie Schneller of Liverpool, NY and Laura (Michael) Hills of Granville, OH, cousins Ashley LaRock, Joel Schneller, Kristen (Scott) Funkhouser, Elizabeth Hills, Matthew Hills, Jillian Burwell, Jennifer Burwell and Jessica Burwell, and several other cousins.

His father Kenneth R. McDonald Jr., maternal grandparents Patricia and Morris Burwell and a paternal grandfather Kenneth R. McDonald Sr. predeceased Kenny.

Kenneth was born on November 26, 1989 a son of the late Kenneth McDonald Jr. and Diane Burwell in Watertown, NY. He graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 2007. Throughout his career in Florida, he worked maintenance on high performance cars in Orlando, worked for Stable Concrete in St. Petersburg, and Aquatic Plant Removal in Tarpon Springs, but his favorite job was welding on cellular towers, which was a travelling job where he worked in many different states.

Kenny loved fishing for anything and everything, whether it was in freshwater or salt water, and could always be found by the water. He was a NY Yankees and NY Mets fan, enjoyed working with his hands, working on engineer-motivated projects, and any project dealing with cement. Kenny was fun, extremely loving and honored his relationships with his friends and family, especially to his niece Kaitlyn, to which he was a great uncle.

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