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Merritt R. "Buzz" Kennedy

October 14, 1926 ~ November 10, 2020 (age 94)


     Merritt R. “Buzz” Kennedy, age 94, of Harrisburg, formerly of Holland, Indiana, passed away at 6:50 AM, Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at Saline Care Center.

     Merritt was born October 14, 1926, in Avoca, New York to the late Roland and Ruby (Merritt) Kennedy.  Merritt served his country in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was a laboratory technician for many dairies in the Midwest, including Holland Dairy in Holland, Indiana.  Merritt was a past president of the Holland Kiwanis and Rotary clubs. He was an avid golfer and baseball fan.

     Merritt is survived by five children, daughter, Julie Lewis of Harrisburg; son, Bob Kennedy of Harrisburg; son, Joe Kennedy and wife, Denise, of Harrisburg; daughter, Jo Anne Kennedy of Indianapolis, Indiana; daughter Penny Kemper and husband, James, of Holland, Indiana; five grandchildren, Jordan Kinsey and husband, Daniel of Harrisburg; Madison Kennedy of Edwardsville; Trish Thurman of Holland, Indiana; Nicki Jones and husband, Chris, of Murray, Kentucky; Eric Wenzel of Coulterville; three great grandchildren, Jaxson Kennedy, Scottlynn Kinsey and Kaylea Harlen.

     Merritt was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Shirley Gribble.

     Meritt will be interred in the Bath National Cemetery in Bath, New York at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Bath National Cemetery and envelopes will be available at the funeral home. 

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