Robert KENYON
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Obituary of Robert H. KENYON

Robert H. KENYON, 82, of Genesee, PA, died Thursday, August 22, 2019 in his home.  

 

Born March 20, 1937, in Wellsville, NY, he was the son of Howard G. and Dorothea L. McConeghy Kenyon.  

 

On March 24, 1958, in Rockville, MD, he married the former Sandra R. Burger, who survives.  

 

Bob attended Genesee High School through his sophomore year and graduated from Wellsville Central School, and earned a degree in business administration from Susquehanna University.  

 

Bob was a member of Genesee Boy Scout Troop #25 and was Genesee’s first Eagle Scout. 

 

He was employed by F.W. Woolworth in management, owned and operated a local business in Genesee, and was employed by Miller and Richard Masonry.  

 

He served as Genesee Township secretary/treasurer for several years, Genesee Cemetery secretary/treasurer and caretaker, Potter County Planning Commission member, Genesee Volunteer Ambulance crew member, and Genesee Volunteer Fire Company member. Bob volunteered part-time at Reed’s Market in his retirement years.  

 

He was a member of the Gold Church and served as secretary/treasurer of the Men’s Community Prayer Breakfast group.  Bob enjoyed cross-country skiing, canoeing, and he ran in the Potter County Marathon.  

 

Surviving besides his wife, Sandra, are:  three daughters, Kim (Terry) Snyder of Genesee, Jacquelyn (Melvin) Blake of Genesee, and Sabra (Mark) Wilson of Tyrone, GA; sevengrandchildren, Shelle (Benjamin) Lee of Fombell, Shane (April) Blake of North Bingham, Shawn (David) Taylor of Aylett, VA, Seth (Melissa) Blake of Corning, NY, Sidra (Tyler) Hicks of Brewster, WA, Christopher Wilson of Tyrone, GA, and Chyanne (Justin) Smith of Rowley, MA;  12 great-grandchildren;  a sister, Verena Ruddnick of Zephyrhills, FL;  several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He was predeceased by a sister, Doris K. Reed.  

 

Friends may call at the Gold Church, 2402 SR 49 W, Ulysses, PAon Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 9:30 – 11:00 AM, with a Memorial Service following at 11:00 AM.  The Rev. Frank Mickle will officiate.  A luncheon will follow in the church social room.  Burial will be in Genesee Cemetery on a later date.  

 

Memorials may be made to Genesee Cemetery, 310 Main St., Genesee, PA 16923 or the Gold Church, 2402 SR 49 W, Ulysses, PA 16948. 

 

Arrangements are under the direction of Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com

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