Anthony Kennedy III ’53 died on July 31, 2018, in Muncy, Pennsylvania.
(The following was published in The Sun-Gazette on August 4, 2018):
Anthony Kennedy III passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Muncy.
Proud to have been born in the state of Maine on August 13, 1931, he spent many happy summers there with his New England family. He was the son of the late Lilian Tarbell Kennedy and Captain Anthony Kennedy Jr.
He is survived by wife, Carol; children, Anthony Kennedy IV, of Chadds Ford, PA, Caroline Kennedy Stone, of Baton Rouge, La. and Ailsa Kennedy Gagel, of Sugar Hill, Maine.
His brothers, Richard TilgmanPaca Kennedy and Jackson Weatherbee Tarbell Kennedy preceded him in death.
He had four grandchildren, Victoria “Tory,” Alexander, Bentley, and George. He was Uncle Tony to Elizabeth “Lisa” Kennedy Duke, Richard “Paca” Kennedy and Alexandra “Looie” Kennedy Gittenes. He is also survived by Anne Prehn to whom he was also married at one time.
He graduated from Episcopal Academy in Merion, PA “when the beautiful Upper School was still standing.” He received his bachelor’s degree in english from Bowdoin College, Class of 1953 and was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. He also attended the Wharton School of Business. He worked in advertising promotion with the company now known as GlaxoSmithKline for the majority of his career and later worked with Herron Cable.
He served in the Naval Reserve his entire adult life until his retirement as a Chief Petty Officer. He worked in Special Operations and the Navy Press Corps.
He had a penchant for bow ties, bright colors and was known as a snappy dresser with an ebullient, happy personality. He was also an avid sports fan, particularly his beloved Red Sox. He played tennis, coached ice hockey, and was a Boy Scout Master for Troop 112. He went to every Philadelphia Flyers and Phillies game that he could, when he wasn’t in Brunswick, Maine for an alumni event at Bowdoin College. In years past, he enjoyed serving as an Announcer for the Scottish Games. More recently he was a proud and active member of the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture, the oldest agricultural society in the United States.
He was a true storyteller, but joked that he could “also listen on occasion.” He loved the outdoors and grooming the landscaping of his mother’s home in Rose Valley, Pa., where he and his family lived for many years. In Muncy, he lived in the carriage house of Muncy Farms which was owned by his dear friend Malcom Barlow. He spent many happy times on the front porch enjoying the grounds as the sun faded into dusk.