Charles E. Kennedy, 85, passed away Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023.
He was born on June 25, 1938, in Grindstone, Pa., a son of the late Charles S. and Dorothy Patterson Kennedy.
During his career, Charles worked at General Motors in the paint department until his retirement in 2005.
Outside of work, Charles had a variety of hobbies and interests that brought him joy. He found solace in the peacefulness of nature and loved spending time hunting and fishing. His love for the great outdoors extended to caring for wildlife as well; Charles could often be found feeding the birds and deer near his home. He also had a passion for Western movies.
Charles is survived by his wife, Carol Evans Kennedy, whom he married on Sept. 12, 1957; sons, Charles Jr. (Katherine) Kennedy, of Liberty and William Kennedy, of Youngstown; daughter, Suellen (Mark) Fontanarosa, of Boardman; sister, Judith Dunn and Patricia (Robert) Emmerick; brothers, Harold Kelley, Daniel (Donna) Kennedy, Michael (Annamarie) Kennedy, and Kevin (Shilo) Kennedy; grandchildren, Lisa Fontanarosa, Amy Fontanarosa (Brent Daugherty), Cameron Kennedy, and Brooke Kennedy (Gavyn Armstrong); step grandchildren, Charles (Nicole) Boyer, Thomas (Harley) Boyer, and Nicholas (Miranda) Boyer; great grandchild, Christopher; step great-grandchildren, Nina, Zeke, Everett, and Marlee; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023, at Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes – Austintown Chapel where the funeral service will follow starting at 2 p.m.
Interment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery.