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Ray Otto Kennedy

January 23, 1945 September 10, 2018
Ray Otto Kennedy
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Ray Otto Kennedy, 75 of Midland, died Monday morning, September 10, 2018 at his home. He was born January 23, 1945 in Bay County, son of the late Arthur Henry and Mable (Fick) Kennedy. In 1967, Ray married the former Sharon Nelson. She preceded him in death in 1996. He later married Betty Symborski in 1998. Ray loved to tinker, work on his cars, and was a great handyman. He enjoyed being outdoors and always had fun camping and going to wilderness shows. If he wasn’t outside or in the garage, Ray could usually be found in his favorite chair watching old westerns. Although he found joy in many things, Ray’s family is what meant the most to him.

He is survived by his wife Betty; children Terry (Michelle) Kennedy and Troy (Kristi) Kennedy; step-children Bill (Yasha) Rabadue, Michelle (Tim) Ziegler, and Jill Maziarz; grandchildren Stanley (Stephanie) Kennedy, Tara (Josh) Estabrook, Jenna Kaweck, Zoe Kennedy, Carly Kennedy, Cooper Kennedy, Stanislav Rabidue, Yon Rabidue, Tesha Rabidue, Helena Maziarz, and Adriana Maziarz; and 5 great grandchildren. Ray is also survived by his brothers Clifford Kennedy, Larry (Myrtle) Kennedy, and Clarence Kennedy; sisters Annabel King, Deanna McRoberts, and Betty Summers; as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and first wife, He was preceded in death by brothers Nelson Kennedy and Kenneth Kennedy, and sisters Darlene Secord and Virginia Kennedy.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial luncheon will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 29, 2018 from the clubhouse at Fairfield Manor, 1016 Parkside Blvd., Bay City, MI 48706. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the American Heart Association or Ray’s Family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Directors.

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1:00 PM 9/29/2018 1:00:00 PM
Clubhouse at Fairfield Manor

1016 Parkside Blvd.
Bay City, MI 48706

Clubhouse at Fairfield Manor
1016 Parkside Blvd. Bay City 48706 MI
United States

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