John Collin Kennedy ’52

John Collin Kennedy ’52 died on September 23, 2007, in Kennebunk, Maine.

Born on August 5, 1930, in La Porte, Ind., he prepared for college at Newton High School in Newtonville, Mass., and became a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1952, he served for four years in the U.S.Air Force and became a first lieutenant. In 1956, he joined the micro-switch division of Honeywell in Hartford, Conn., with which he became a senior sales engineer. In 1966, he joined Mechanical Maintenance Company in East Hartford, Conn., with which he remained for more than 20 years as a vice president before retiring to Maine and Drake’s Island in Wells, where he worked on a part-time basis at a number of locations, including H & R Block, until 2004. He was married in 1953 to Margaret Van Note, who died in 1986, and was married again to Jane Van Note Kennedy, who survives him, as do a son, Michael C. Kennedy of Chapel Hill, N.C.; four daughters, Nancy Eschner of Bristol, Susan Carpenter of Canton, Kathryn Larrow of Carver, Mass., and Jennifer Kennedy of Albany, Calif.; and 11 grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.