Charles Matthew "Chuck" Kennedy

Born: Sat., Aug. 8, 1953
Died: Tue., Sep. 12, 2017


Visitation

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Sep. 19, 2017
Location: Massillon Chapel


Funeral Service

7:00 PM Tue., Sep. 19, 2017
Location: Atkinson Feucht Hare


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Charles M. Kennedy, 64, of Massillon, passed away very unexpectedly early Tuesday evening, September 12, 2017.  Born in Canton, August 8, 1953, a son to Robert and Lorein “Ruth” (Hoey) Kennedy, Jr., Chuck graduated from Washington High School with the Class of 1971.  He had worked as a die setter for the former Ecko Housewares in Massillon, from 1975-2005, and had considered a career change into nursing after learning the company planned to close its doors.  Instead he received his CDL and joined Green Lines Transportation, Inc. in Malvern and had been a driver with them for the last 12 years.  A member of First United Methodist Church in Massillon, Chuck was also a two-service veteran; honorably discharged from the USMC and retiring as a Staff Sergeant after more than 20 years invested in the Ohio Army National Guard.  A devoted husband and a loving dad, grandpa and great-grandpa, he enjoyed hiking and the outdoors with yearly trips to Mohican and Nelson's Ledges State Parks, walks and sledding at Oak Knoll Park, trips to haunted houses and riding his daughters on the back of his Harley – even riding with them when they were older, are among the memories the family will cherish.
Predeceased by his mother, Ruth; and a granddaughter; Chuck is survived by his wife of nearly 46 years, Patricia A. “Patty” (DeGordon) Kennedy, of the home; daughters, Christina O. Hayes Kennedy and Lori L. McCabe, both of the area; there are 10 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; his father, Robert Kennedy, Jr., of California City, CA and brother, Nathan “Nate” Kennedy, of Buckhannon, WV and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening, September 19, 2017, at Atkinson Feucht Hare Funeral Home in Massillon.  Pastor Julia Wertz will officiate and  military honors will follow.  The family will receive condolences Tuesday from 5-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Steven Kobus
   Posted Mon September 18, 2017
Very sorry for your loss. He was a great person and a friend. My deepest sympathy.

Fred Green
   Posted Mon September 18, 2017
My prayers go out to Chuck's family.
I spent several years working with Chuck at Green Lines, he was a great person, hard worker, and a proud veteran. To see and hear Chuck laugh...it would make your day. Chuck's loyalty and dedication was unlike no others. If you ever had to go to battle, you would want men like Chuck by your side. He will be missed by many.
Til Valhalla

Missy Lega
   Posted Mon September 18, 2017
Chick was such a sweet man!! I used to work with him a long time ago at BP and always enjoyed talking to him. I would randomly run into him over the years and just talking to him makes your day better! His smile could light up any room and anyone who knew him knew how kind, caring and genuine of a person he was!! He was a wonderful person, inside and out and he will be dearly missed!!

Karen L Benfield
   Posted Mon September 18, 2017
I am very sorry to learn of your loss. I served with Chuck in the Ohio National Guard in the Aviation Maintenance Unit. Although I haven't seen him in years, I remember what a pleasant man he was and that he spoke often of his family. A good man. I am honored to have known him.
My deepest condolences.

Lynn Walton
   Posted Mon September 18, 2017
Chris & Family,
I am saddened to learn of Chucks passing. His time on earth is done and mission complete... he loved you all so much and was a good man to his friends, family... and our country! He will surely be missed, but know that he will live on in the memories of all of us, until we meet again. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the Lord embrace each of you at every moment of sorrow in this difficult time.

Michael A Triana
   Posted Tue September 19, 2017
Chuck, or as I knew him; SSG Kennedy, was great guy. It was a pleasure working with him, and I learned a lot from him. He was always patient, kind, and willing to help. He was the highest caliber of person you could hope to meet, and always genuine. I am deeply saddened by the news of his passing, and offer my sincerest condolences.

Michael Lombardi
   Posted Tue September 19, 2017
I was saddened to hear of Chuck's passing and both he and the family are in our prayers. I knew Chuck during high school at Massillon and was a friend of his brother Nathan. I recall Chuck was always working on something mechanical: fixing cars, machines, tools, etc. Does not surprise me that he was involved with Army Aviation maintenance. He was humble, energetic and a hard worker. May he rest in peace.

Mrs. Charles Kennedy
   Posted Sat October 07, 2017
He was my high-school sweetheart he was my husband he was my friend my many thanks while to all the people who sent condolences and remembered Chuck fondly part of me is gone now I can't imagine my life without him and I will continue to move forward as he would want me to do I miss you so I know you're here watching over me helping me guiding me telling me I can do this reminding me not to get upset there's no reason to with little details during this sorrowful time until we meet again your hubby your wife patricia rest now sweet man in your Lord's Heavenly arms the Angels Above in God's glorious Kingdom

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