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Volusia Memorial Funeral Home & Volusia Memorial Park

548 North Nova Road, Ormond Beach, FL

OBITUARY

Charles J. Kennedy Sr.

April 7, 1940December 21, 2019
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Charles Joseph Kennedy, Sr. of Ormond Beach, FL passed away on Saturday, December 21,2019 at the age of 79. Born on April 7, 1940 in Bronx, NY to Paula and Roderick E. Kennedy, Sr. He leaves behind his loving wife of 12 years, Elizabeth Uhl Kennedy, 6 children, Kerry Thomas (David), Charles J. Kennedy, Jr. (Peggy), Kelly Northrip (Steve), Patrick Kennedy, Brooks Carroll and Shane Carroll (Alysha) as well as 14 grandchildren, Kelsey Coates (Andrew), Charles J. Kennedy, III (Kari), Leilan Hamm (Brian), Abbygail Kennedy, David Thomas, V, Sr. Airman, Chase Kennedy, Matthew Kennedy, Airman, Grace Forgey (Austin), Faith Kennedy, Brooke Northrip, Randall Northrip, Margaret Kennedy, Mackenzie Carroll and Amelia Carroll, brothers, Roderick Kennedy, Jr. (Graceann) and Lawrence Kennedy and sisters Patricia D’Amico (Leo) and Evalyn Kennedy. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 33 years, Patricia Kennedy and brother, Richard Kennedy. He graduated from Franklin Roosevelt High School. While living in New York, he worked as a Carpenter and was a volunteer fireman for Washington Engine in Peekskill, NY. He moved to Florida in 1976 where he continued to work as a carpenter. He then worked for Volusia County Schools, from which he retired. He loved to walk, ride his Harley Davidson motorcycle, especially riding the lower 48 states with his son, Chuck, bowling and spending time with his family. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Volusia Memorial Funeral Home located at 548 N. Nova Rd, Ormond Beach, FL at 11:00 am, followed by an informal life celebration at the Iron Horse Saloon on N. US Highway 1, Ormond Beach, FL

Services

  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, January 4, 2020

Memories

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Gil and Chris Ward and Hilliker

January 4, 2020

I am speaking for the whole Ward family and Golds Gym. Charlie was a dedicated ,hardworking member and employee. A dear friend to us all. He would arrive at the gym very early in the am and would tend to any unforeseen issues. Before any of the members arrived,Charlie had the problem solved. He always had a smile and cheerful greeting to all who entered. We are sure his faithfulness will continue in his afterlife. God bless you and your family. May he Rest In Peace.

Joe Monteleone

January 3, 2020

To my Friend of 65 years... I have many memories of this Beautiful man. My best was when we stole his 1956 Mercury. Me and Bobby O'Rourke were driving it down 183 street and passed Charlie walking down the street. He saw us and started running in the street after us cursing up a storm. We kept stopping with the door open to let him in. Each time he got to the door we would speed up.
We finally let him in the car and he was like a pussy cat. He didn't care about what we just did to him. He just wanted us to be his friend. This was the kind of man he was, so gentile and caring.
I gonna miss you Charlie and our weekly calls... R.I.P. "Bones"

Don "Spanky" MacLennan

January 2, 2020

To his family there are no words to express our sympathy . but know that time which is a great healer will give you the peace that you seek.
Charlie was a brother volunteer firefighter in the City of Peekskill, NY and a very good friend. While time drifted us apart we were able to keep in contact, and maintain or friendship.
We had some fantastic times with Pat and Charlie that are often thought about.
May he rest in peace
Spanky & Alice MacLennan

Chuck Laufman

December 30, 2019

I didn't know Charlie, well, but met him again some years ago when I drove my dad, Tobe to an upstate funeral...Charlie arrived on his Harley, I believe dressed in denims and we struck up a conversation...I instantly knew he was a class act...I'm sure he will be sorely missed by those he was close too..Please accept my and Claire's sincere condolence.

Patricia Damico

December 30, 2019

He was a warm loving and giving man. He was the brother every sister should have. Love you so much Charlie.

Phyllis & Gary Yocum

December 29, 2019

My sweet Thomas family! We met your dad at your wedding to David Keri!! What a fun time and what a loving proud daddy! Gary and I are so very sorry for your loss and for your entire family’s loss!❤️❤️💋💋🙏🙏

Patty (Hunnefeld) Alongi

December 29, 2019

Oh Charley, this is such sad news to hear.. I know your family has many memorable times with you but your old neighbors have a few too.
Living behind your house, I remember when my parents had a small motor home parked n our backyard which was close to your home. You had a niece come to visit and we definitely got into some teenage trouble. We thought we were so clever as to fooling my parents only to find out that you witnessed our bad choices that night..

The best memory was when I asked you to be our Santa for the big Hunnefeld Xmas party at my home. I told all my brothers and sisters that I found the real Santa, on course they didn’t believe me but then you sneaked into the party and no one knew who you were. Then your knowledge of certain life events of my siblings scared them all. Only when you asked for a drink of scotch did my dad guess it was you. Off you rode into the night on Xmas Eve on your motorcycle dressed as Santa to cheer on all passerby’s. I will miss you Charley.

Carolee Keech

December 28, 2019

My deepest condolences to all of you. I will forever miss this man. Ride with the Angel's my friend.

David and Barbara Laufman

December 28, 2019

To the Kennedy Family
We are very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

Donna Windfelder

December 28, 2019

So sad to say goodbye to a wonderful friend. Anyone who knew him,loved him.
We shared great times back in the days at Tomoka.
My most fondest memory is when Charlie would stop by my house a few days a week with a red rose for my sick mother. He would brighten up her day.
Ride your Harley in Heaven Buddy!

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