Lawrence Michael Kennedy, Age: 64
Nov 13, 1955 -- Nov 23, 2019

Lawrence Michael Kennedy, 64, of Shawnee KS, passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019.  Services will be held at Porter Funeral Home, 1835 Minnesota Ave Kansas City, KS Wednesday Nov 27 at 2:00 pm.  Visitation from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

 Larry was born November 13, 1955 in Kansas City, KS to Stephen and Rita Kennedy. He attended St. Peter’s Cathedral grade school in Kansas City, Kansas and KCK Community College where he earned an Associate’s Degree. 

 Larry was preceded in death by his parents Stephen and Rita Kennedy, his brother Patrick Kennedy, and his son Brian Stephen Kennedy.  Larry is survived by his daughter Amanda Zobkiw, his grandchildren Brian Stephen Kennedy II, Kaitlyn Kennedy, Trinity Bishop, Joe Thomas, Brian Thomas, Cameron Zobkiw, and two great grandchildren, brothers Stephen Kennedy, Jr. (Debbie), John Kennedy (Marilyn), Robert Kennedy (Pam), sisters Joan Fotovich (Lawrence), and Eileen Kennedy, his loving nieces, nephews and numerous other relatives and friends.

 Larry deeply loved his children and grandchildren.  He knew the small things in life meant so much to them.  Whether it was a day of fishing, a trip to McDonalds, a small gift, a caring ear, or words of advice, his kind heart knew no limits.  He gave his time, energy, and love to his family and those he cared about. 

 Larry was proud of his Irish ancestry.  He carried dual citizenship in the USA and Ireland and spoke often and fondly of his Irish heritage.  He fulfilled a long-time dream when he made the trip to what he considered his true homeland, Ireland.  He spoke of the connection and peace he felt while standing on the shores of the Dingle Peninsula overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

 Larry was honored to have served his country in the United States Army.  He spent time in Germany where he used his Top-Secret clearance while monitoring foreign communications.  After serving his country, Larry returned to the Kansas City area.  He spent his career as a US Postal Letter Carrier, retiring in 2017.  Larry made many friends during his time as a letter carrier with both co-workers and customers on his route.  Not one to sit idle, Larry took up a part time job at Advanced Auto Parts Warehouse in Johnson County.  With his easygoing nature, he quickly made friends with his co-workers. 

 Larry believed the Lord would welcome him into heaven, and although his family mourns our loss, we know he is home with his savior and surrounded by his beloved son Brian and other family members. 



Condolences

Larry & Ann Israel Nov 25 ,2019

Friend of Bob Kennedy ,Shawnee ,Kansas

So sorry for your loss. We send our love and prayers for you and family. Hugs to you and Pam. Love, Larry & Ann Israel

William G. Breitenstein Nov 25 ,2019

So sorry for your familys' loss, Larry was a classmate/teamate and had a good set of tight end hands! He was a steady fellow, always himself. Enjoyed his company. Sorry again. Bill Breitenstein

Vera Nov 26 ,2019

Cousin from Ireland ,Co Kerry Ireland

Deepest Sympathy to Robert 7 Pam and all the Kennedy' Family's You are in my thoughts 7 prayers.May the Lord comfort you . i will miss you Labhras =Irish for Larrry God rest your gentle soul Larry Vera in Smerwick.Kerry Ireland

Kathy Yeager Nov 26 ,2019

John, Joan and the entire Kennedy family, so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts & prayers.

John Paul Nov 26 ,2019

Cousin in Ireland ,Dingle / Ireland

Our Sympathy To All the Kennedy Family's especially Robert 7 Pam on your brother Larry's death. Lord have mercy on his soul. We enjoyed Larry 7 Robert when they visited us in Smerwick on the Dingle Peninsula. God Bless. John Paul Ann,Padraig 7 Linda,Declan Sean 7 Caroline Kennedy

Leo M, Chop Nov 27 ,2019

Cousin ,Kansas City ,Kansas

My sister Theresa Ann and I offer our Deepest Sympathy to your family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers,

Padraig Kennedy Nov 27 ,2019

Cousin in Ireland ,Dingle Co Kerry.

Condolences to Robert 7 Pam on the passing of your dear Brother Larry and to all of the Kennedy Family's in Kansas City. Thinking 7 praying for you. Padraig 7 Helen Kennedy 7 Family Suffolk

Marlene Callahan Nov 27 ,2019

friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

My deepest sympathy Bob to you and your family for the loss of your brother! Marlene Callahan and family

Linda Duncan Nov 29 ,2019

Friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

To the Kennedy family I'm sorry for lost . Larry had a heart of gold . Larry I became friend about 7 years ago , We were like brother and sister always sharing ideas . I learned of his death Thanksgiving morning . I sent text and didn't hear back which I thought was strange . I called his brother told Larry passed . My heart dropped but I know he's in better place . We will meet again .Thank you for allowing me express my condolences . I love you Larry

Linda Duncan Nov 29 ,2019

Friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

To the Kennedy family I'm sorry for lost . Larry had a heart of gold . Larry I became friend about 7 years ago , We were like brother and sister always sharing ideas . I learned of his death Thanksgiving morning . I sent text and didn't hear back which I thought was strange . I called his brother told Larry passed . My heart dropped but I know he's in better place . We will meet again .Thank you for allowing me express my condolences . I love you Larry

Rebecca and David Wardwell Nov 29 ,2019

Co-workers ,Shawnee ,Kansas

We both worked with Larry for many years. We are so sorry to hear of Larry's passing. We just became aware of this today, and too late to pay our respects. Please accept our condolences. Larry was a kind and gentle person and it was always good to speak with him. He will be missed!

Al & Kay Carr Dec 02 ,2019

cousin ,Longmont ,Colorado

You and your family will be in our thoughts & prayers.. You have our deepest condolences. Take care Love Kay Al

Event:
Memorial Service
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
1835 Minnesota Avenue
City:
Kansas City
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66102
Date:
Nov 27 ,2019
Time:
2:00 PM
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Event:
Visitation
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
1835 Minnesota Avenue
City:
Kansas City
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66102
Date:
Nov 27 ,2019
Time:
12:00 PM
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