B. Kernan Kennedy
1935 – 2020
CLINTON – Booth Kernan Kennedy, 85, of Clinton, passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing Home in Utica.
Kernan was born on June 13, 1935 in Utica, NY, the son of Booth and Cornelia (Kernan) Kennedy. He was raised and educated locally. In his youth, he loved spending summers with his family, cousins, and friends up at “the big house” in Alder Creek. As an adult, Kernan was the Metals Processing Manager at Pacemaker Steel & Piping-where he was a highly respected and beloved employee for 47 years. His strong work ethic and high standard for quality was inspirational to the many Pacemaker employees Kernan trained over the years. He was a member and former usher at St. Mary’s Church in Clinton. Kernan loved to read about cars. He also enjoyed antiques, art, attending auctions, and gardening.
Kernan is survived by a nephew, Patrick (& Kamila) Kennedy, Seattle, WA; 2 nieces, Cara Kennedy (& George DePasquale), Seattle, WA, Katy Kennedy (& Mark Pendras), Tacoma, WA; a sister-in-law, June Kennedy, Bellevue, WA; as well as several cousins in the Kernan family. He was predeceased in death by his brother Richard in 2018.
Mr. Kennedy’s Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 10:00 am at St. Mary’s Church in Clinton where his Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Parish Cemetery, Clinton. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to R.P. Heintz Funeral Service, Inc., 10 East Park Row, Clinton.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to one these organizations that were close to Kernan’s heart: The Country Pantry (PO Box 76, Clinton, NY) or St. Mary’s Parish (13 Marvin Street, Clinton, NY).
Online memorial and guestbook available at www.rpheintzfsi.com.
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