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Robert Lester Kennedy
Birth: Feb. 26, 1898
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Aug. 22, 1975
Gainesville
Alachua County
Florida, USA

Robert L. "Bob" Kennedy was a first generation American, whose grandfather was from Dublin, Ireland, and his father immigrated from Nova Scotia, becoming a U.S. citizen in 1896. His mother died when he was very young and he was raised by his father, Robert Kennedy, a woodworker, and his grandmother.

Lying about his age, he joined the United States Navy. During World War I, he served as a fireman aboard the U.S.S. Melville, the battleship U.S.S. Virginia, and finally the destroyer U.S.S. McDougal (DD-54).

After the war, Bob Kennedy served as both a Fireman and a Policeman in Nyack, New York. During World War II, Kennedy was recalled into the U.S. Navy as a Petty Officer 1st Class. After serving as an instructor at Newport, R.I., he was promoted to Chief Petty Officer and assigned to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. He retired from the Navy in 1946, disabled by a bullet lodged near his spine.

After the war, Kennedy ran his own charter fishing boat in Miami, Florida, and also raced greyhounds in Dade County, Fla. In 1950, he married Sudie "Sugar" Jane Martin and retired to Inverness, Florida. He lived in Inverness until his death at the Gainesville, FL, Veteran's Hospital on August 22, 1975.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Kennedy (1873 - 1964)
 
 Spouse:
  Sudie Jane Howard Kennedy (1902 - 1991)
 
Burial:
Pine Hill Cemetery
Corbin
Knox County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: Robert Martin
Record added: May 27, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7499153
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With honor and respect. ★☆★
- sniksnak
 Added: Apr. 12, 2014
Thank you for your service to our country.
- Ray Bobo
 Added: Apr. 1, 2014
Thank you for your service. Rest in peace.
- CHS
 Added: Mar. 10, 2014
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