Philip W. Kennedy
Philip W. Kennedy, 78, formerly of 227 Myrtle St., Jamestown, passed away Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at Heritage Village Rehab & Skilled Nursing Facility in Gerry, N.Y.
Phil was the husband of the late Patricia McCarthy Kennedy, whom he married June 19, 1962, and who died Dec. 4, 2000.
He was born April 6, 1939, in Syracuse, N.Y., the son of the late Richard Wesley and Mary Koch Kennedy, and was a graduate of Syracuse University. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving from 1961-63.
A landscape architect, Phil was a partner for many years with Habiterra Architects in Jamestown.
In earlier years, he enjoyed many family camping trips and in later years, traveling with his late wife, Pat. He was also an avid fisherman and over the years had collected more than 800 model beer trucks. His greatest enjoyment, though, were his grandchildren and attending any and all of their events.
Phil is survived by a sister, Sharon Kennedy of Syracuse; three sons: Patrick (Amee) Kennedy of Lakewood, N.Y., Matthew (Juliana) Kennedy of Warrenton, Va., and Hugh (Kimberly) Kennedy of West Ellicott; eight grandchildren: Collin Kennedy of Orlando, Fla., Brendan, Aidan and Declan Kennedy of Lakewood, Taylor Kennedy of Warrenton and Karley, Kaitlyn and Kendall Kennedy, all of West Ellicott; as well as a niece, Bridget McCarthy of Hamburg, N.Y., whom Phil viewed as a daughter.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Paul Kennedy.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. James Catholic Church. The Rev. John L. Kuhlmann will be celebrant. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Tuesday in the Lind Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the James Prendergast Library Association, 509 Cherry St., Jamestown, NY 14701.
Condolences for Phil’s family may be left at www.lindfuneralhome.com.