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Joseph "Senator" Kendall

September 2, 1926 - March 7, 2016

Burial Date March 7, 2016

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Joseph “Senator” Kendall, age 89, of Washington, D.C., and Scranton, passed away Monday afternoon.
Born in Old Forge on September 2, 1926, son of the late William and Louise Ann Bold Kendall, Joseph was educated in Sibley Schools before graduating from the former Taylor High School. A proud U.S. Navy Veteran, he served during WWII. An active member of the VFW Posts in both Duryea and Washington, he also served as Post Commander. He was also a loyal member of the American Legion Post 306 of Taylor. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the U.S. Government’s Printing Office in Washington.
A sports fanatic, he rooted for both the Washington Redskins and the former Washington Senators, the team from which his nickname came. He enjoyed playing golf and more recently, spending time at Terry’s Diner in Moosic where he was known commonly by his nickname. He will be missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his three cousins, James Bold and wife Maria of Newington, CT.; Matthew Bold annd wife Suzanne of Warminster; and Barbara Bold of Hatboro; and nine second cousins.
He was also preceded in death by his beloved companion of 60 years, Jane Oliver.
Funeral services are scheduled to begin on Friday at 12:15PM in the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge, with a 1:00PM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, 620 S. Main Street in Old Forge, to be celebrated by Rev. August A. Ricciardi, Pastor. Interment, with full military honors by the AMVETS Honor Guard, will follow at the St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Scranton.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Friday between 11-12:15PM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Joseph’s name to either the VFW Post #1227, 492 Stephenson St., Duryea, 18642, or to the American Legion Post #306, 208 S. Main St., Taylor, 18517.