James R. Kennedy passed in peace Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at the age of 88, beloved husband of 66 years to Marilyn J. (nee Sidano), loving father of Vicki (Ronald H. Krasney), Shawn (Kathleen), Daren and Julie (Michael) Austin, adored Papa of Erin (Noah) Ginsburg, Kathryn Koeblitz (Brent Gaisford), William Koeblitz (Alex Soriano) and Annie Koeblitz, Elysabeth (Ryan Gvora) and Margaret Kennedy, Jennifer (Richard) Rames, and Michael, James and John Austin. Great-Grandfather to Owen David Ginsburg, Zoe James Ginsburg and Quinn Kennedy Rames. Jim was born on January 6, 1932, to the late John E. and Ruth G. (nee Hoffman), beloved brother to Faith (Robert) Suydam, Rosemary (Carl) Delahunty (both deceased), Patricia (Al) Guda, Bert (Mary Lou), Michael (Diane) and Sharon (Jack) Drumm, brother-in-law to Betty and Bill Bifano and Donald Sidano, cherished uncle to many nieces and nephews and treasured life-long friend to many. U.S. Army Veteran. 

Memorial donations may be made in memory of Jim to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516. 

Private family services followed by private burial with Military Honors at Knollwood Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF SOUTH EUCLID.