Russell A. "Buck" Kennedy, 89,
of Carlisle, died Saturday, August 11, 2012, at Forest Park Health Center, Carlisle. He was born on Thursday, May 10, 1923,
in Andersonburg, a son of the late Alexander N. and Glenna Marie (Stroup) Kennedy.
Russell graduated from the Blain-Union High School in Perry
County and served in the US Navy during WWII. Buck retired from the former P. R. Hoffman Co., Carlisle after 28 years of service
and was a former taxi cab driver in Carlisle. He was a member of Wesleyan Church of The Cross, Carlisle. Buck enjoyed the
outdoors and was an avid hunter.
is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 62 years, Mary M. (Bowermaster) Kennedy, four sons; William (and his wife, Jackie)
Kennedy of Carlisle, Larry (and his wife, Patricia) Kennedy of Carlisle, Wesley Bowermaster of Carlisle and Michael (and his
wife, Paula) Kennedy of Lewistown, one sister, Nina Gamble of Dry Run, 9 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. in
the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Rev. Daniel R. Mikesell officiating. Burial will be in
Westminster Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. A viewing will be held on Wednesday from 12:30 p.m. until time of the service at the
funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Wesleyan Church of The Cross, 430 "B" St., Carlisle, PA 17013.
Click here to send a condolence
For fifteen years, Russell and I worked together at the P.
R. Hoffman Company. Due to an auto accident, it is impossible for me to be present today at his memorial service. His obituary
mentions his May 10, 1923, birthdate and also his World War II service. I, too, am a WW II veteran and just 40 days older
than "Buck." I want his friends and family to know that Buck was the Union representative and I was the Management
representative from 1970 to 1985. During those many years of daily personal contact, we had for each other an unwavering respect
for each other - honor, fairness and truthfulness were our bywords and guiding principles. Buck will be remembered and missed
by all who knew him.
Retired Lt Col Wilmer Maxwell,
Past Director of Industrial Relations
Your message of condolence will appear here.