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Robert F. Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy, 84, a resident of Epworth Manor for the past year, and who had resided at the home of his daughter in Tyrone, went home to be with his Lord, Saturday, May 31, 2008 at Epworth Manor.
He was born April 27, 1924 in Altoona a son of Fredrick Alexander and Ruth Catherine (Swab) Kennedy.
He was married September 7, 1943 in Altoona to Wanda Ruth Cramer.
He is survived by his wife and two daughters: Roberta F. Scott of Tyrone and Karen Ruth Miller (William) of Millheim, PA.
Five grandchildren: Jerry Robinson, Jr., Melinda Robinson, Warren R. Miller, Robert W. Miller, Scott W. Miller, and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother William G. Kennedy and son-in-law Jerry.
He was a veteran of WWII serving as a Cpl. in the Army.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 494 and a former member of the Altoona Consistory, Jaffa Shrine and the Tall Cedars of Lebanon.
He was chairman and manager of the concession stand at the Jaffa Mosque for many years. He always enjoyed camping and fishing and time with his grandchildren.
He retired from the Altoona Police Dept. in 1972 after 25 years of service, then worked for the Altoona School District as Transportation Supervisor for 18 years.
Funeral services and Flag Presentation will be held Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Derman Funeral Home, Inc., Tyrone, with Rev. Peggy J. Bonsell officiating. Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Friends will be received at the funeral home on Monday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. with a Masonic Service at 6:45 p.m. Monday.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Epworth Manor, 951 Washington Ave., Tyrone, PA 16686.