- December 5, 1950 - December 3, 2013
- Wilmington, Delaware
of Spencer's Passing
Share This Obituary
Arrangements made by
Cleveland & Grieco Funeral Home
Memories & CandlesPrevious
“Happy Birthday dear brother! I know Mom and Dad are both with you now and you are all at peace. I miss you all and until we meet again may the Lord...Read More »
1 of 29 | Posted by: Donna Norris - Elkton, MD
“Happy Birthday my sun, my son. I miss you terribly. Though you were taken from us way too soon my comfort is knowing you are no longer suffering. Not...Read More »
2 of 29 | Posted by: jeanne - port deposit, MD
“Happy birthday to youHappy birthday to youHappy birthday dear brotherHappy birthday to you. I talk to you...and daddy all the time. I hope you are...Read More »
3 of 29 | Posted by: ginya - nottingham, PA - sister
“Memories of old keep you close in my heart....wishing you continued peace my brother!
4 of 29 | Posted by: Donna - Elkton, MD - Sister
“It is good that we have so many memories of the time we had with you. It seems we are just apart for a short while. I will see you in time. Until...Read More »
5 of 29 | Posted by: Debra Crom
“Just want to tell you I miss you "Keeper". I listen to a voice mail you left on my phone from time to time when I need to hear your voice......if I...Read More »
6 of 29 | Posted by: Donna - Elkton, MD - Sister
“Hi there brother. I just wanted to tell you that I miss you super much and I think of you all the time. I still cannot believe you are not here. Your...Read More »
7 of 29 | Posted by: Ginya - Oxford, PA - sister
“Well Skipper, four months today. I miss you brother. I missed your call on my birthday especially. I know I will forever miss you. The memories are ...Read More »
8 of 29 | Posted by: "Ginya" - Oxford, PA - sister
“I miss you so very much Skipper. It is still very difficult,but every day it is a little easier to focus on the good memories. Needless to say there...Read More »
9 of 29 | Posted by: Gini
“Always a man as far back as I can remember Strong, brave and handsome.
And that you will always remain in spirit.
Like you said last we met, "I'll...Read More »
10 of 29 | Posted by: Debra Crom - NC - Sister
“We were certainly sorry to learn of Skip's passing. We have many fond memories of his and Kat's visit's to Lewes- fishing trips on the GO GO,...Read More »
11 of 29 | Posted by: Kaye and Elwood Webb - Milton, DE
“Family, we are so sorry for your loss and wish you peace. May all your good memories help you heal.
Uncle Skip, you will be very much missed but...Read More »
12 of 29 | Posted by: Philisa - Clayton, DE - Niece
“With love to our wonderful son. We know you are in a better place, now at peace where there is no pain and no one will hurt you. You went in peace to...Read More »
13 of 29 | Posted by: Jeanne and Spencer Kennedy - PA
“I light this candle to burn brightly, until we are together again. You will always be in my heart. I love you Skipper, very much.
14 of 29 | Posted by: Peggy - Gaithersburg, MD - Sister
“I was a manager at Scratch Magoos for a few years which is where I first met "Skip." Hands down he was one of my favorites. He always had a smile...Read More »
15 of 29 | Posted by: Lora Bucci
“I will miss you "keeper". You will remain in my heart forever as the best brother a girl could have. Until we meet again...I love you bro!
16 of 29 | Posted by: Donna (Dee) - Elkton, MD - Sister
“Nikki, Joey, and the entire Kennedy family - keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Lean on each other for strength and...Read More »
17 of 29 | Posted by: Kate (Brown) Raively - NJ
“Just wanted to express my condolences, & those of my friends/co-workers at the In-Patient Unit. Skip quickly became a favorite amongst us,...Read More »
18 of 29 | Posted by: Fran Dunham - Newark, DE
“You have left this world but you will never leave my thoughts, memories and my heart. I love you beyond.
19 of 29 | Posted by: Gini - Oxford, PA - sister
“I light this candle as a light to guide us all through the darkness until the time that we all meet again in the house of GOD with our saviour JESUS...Read More »
20 of 29 | Posted by: ken krygier - MD
“To my nieces and their families,My thoughts, prayers and love are with you all. Try to concentrate on the great man your Daddy was, how his smile...Read More »
21 of 29 | Posted by: A friend
“I light a candle for my brother, to burn bright until we are together again. I love you Skipper very much.
22 of 29 | Posted by: Peggy Krygier - MD
“We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times.
23 of 29 | Posted by: Vince & Kim Malchione - PA
“Our condolences go out to all of the Kennedy family. We will keep you in our prayers. Love Ronnie and Stacy.
24 of 29 | Posted by: Stacy May Lathrop - Nottingham, PA
“May the road rise with you, May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, And rains fall soft upon your fields, And...Read More »
25 of 29 | Posted by: Dana & Donavan - Lincoln Univ., PA
“Kathy and Jenn, I am so sorry for your loss. There is nothing I can say that will ease your pain.
26 of 29 | Posted by: Dee Bell - Pitman, NJ
“Krista, Niki, and Britanny, I'm so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Always smiling - that's how I'll remember him, even though it's been many...Read More »
27 of 29 | Posted by: Joyce Mulkins - Elkton, MD
“Krista, Nicki and Brittany,My deepest sympathy to all of you for the loss of your dad. You are in my prayers.Linda Rector
28 of 29 | Posted by: Linda Rector - Landenberg, PA
“During This sad time, please lean on the “God of All Comfort” 2nd Cor. 1: 3-4.
29 of 29 | Posted by: A friend
GRAVESIDE SERVICE POSTPONED TILL 10am THURSDAY
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be 11AM Thursday at the Italian American Club
SPENCER "SKIP" B. KENNEDY, III, age 62, of Wilmington, DE, originally of Landenberg, PA, passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at Compassionate Care Hospice at St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington, DE. He was the longtime companion of Kathy O'Brien for over 17 years.
Born in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of Spencer B. Kennedy, Jr. and Jeanne D. West Kennedy of Oxford, PA.
He was a construction worker for J.R. Coldiron, Inc. in Avondale, PA for many years, and was a member of the Carpenter's Local Union No. 626.
Skip loved deep sea fishing, especially years spent with friends as "Skipper" aboard the GoGo.
He loved his vegetable garden and canning and was known for his excellent jams. He loved spending time at the family cabin in the mountains. He enjoyed month long birthday celebrations.
Skip was a fun loving, kind hearted, good-spirited, genuine human being, always ready for a good time, and will be remembered for his perpetual smile.
In addition to his parents and partner, he is survived by three daughters, Krista K. Taylor and her husband Daniel of Kemblesville, PA, Nichole D. Kennedy of Kennett Square and Brittany K. Petrucci and her husband Eric of New London, PA; Five sisters, Edith Weidlein and her husband Philip of Newark, DE, Virginia Stidoms and her husband Jesse of Oxford, PA, Donna Norris and her husband Lee of Elkton, MD, Debra Crom and her husband Bob of Jacksonville, NC and Peggy Krygier and her husband Ken of Gaithersburg, MD and his step daughters, Jennifer Kutney-Soper (Michael) and Meagan Kutney. He loved being a pop-pop to his four grandchildren, Joey Borror, Dylan Petrucci, Mekhi and Jonathan.
You are invited to Skip's graveside ceremony at 1PM Tuesday December 10, 2013 at Kemblesville United Methodist Church Cemetery, 1772 New London Road (Route 896) Kemblesville, PA 19347. A Gathering celebrating his life will follow at 2Pm at the Italian American Club 30 Ways Ln, Kennett Square, PA 19348. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice 405 East Marsh Lane Suite 4 Newport, DE 19804. Arrangements are being handled by the Cleveland & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. 610-268-2166 of Avondale. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com