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In Memory of
William Addison Kendrick
April 7, 2014 - March 3, 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014 at 2pm.
Maple Knoll Retirement Community Chapel - Cincinnati, Ohio

Monday, March 10, 2014 at 2pm.
Maple Knoll Retirement Community Chapel - Cincinnati, Ohio

Clarion Cemetery on April 26, 2014

William Addison Kendrick (April 7, 1919 – March 3, 2014) formerly of Clarion, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully in Cincinnati, Ohio at the age of 94. Born in Saginaw, Michigan, Bill was a World War II Navy veteran attaining the rank of Lieutenant Senior Grade. After five years of service to his country, he returned to college and graduated from Duke University in 1947. As president of his college fraternity, Delta Tau Delta, he met the love of his life, Jane, who was president of her sorority, Delta Delta Delta and got married in October of 1947. He began his career with JC Penney in his hometown, Saginaw, and transferred to Clarion in 1959 as store manager. While in Clarion, he served on the School Board, served as an elder at the First Presbyterian Church, and was very active in the Clarion Rotary Club. For the past five years he has been a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Glendale, Ohio. His beloved wife, Jane Brackney Kendrick for 66 loving years, survives him, along with two daughters, Nancy Jane Kendrick and Mary Christine Kendrick Scott. Bill has five granddaughters whom he cared for dearly, Mariann (Scott) Reilly, Miranda Scott, Barbara (Ross) Bergan, Patricia Ross, and Michelle (Ross) Wendlinger, and seven great-grandchildren. Bill was an avid art enthusiast, painter, voracious reader, golfer, pianist, Duke basketball fan, Pittsburgh Steelers fan, wine connoisseur and sweets enthusiast. Above all, Bill loved his family and will be remembered for his humor, coffee, and continuous curiosity. There will be a memorial service at the Maple Knoll Retirement Community Chapel on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 2pm. Interment will be at the Clarion Cemetery on April 26, 2014. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in his memory to the First Presbyterian Church, Glendale, OH 45246. The American Cancer Society, or Caring Partners International at