Celebrating the life of Dennis Louis Kendra
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Born on May 6, 1947 in the city of Passaic, NJ, he was the son of the late Michael and Mary (Klos) Kendra. He was wed to Carol Morton on June 24, 1972, they were residents of Clifton, NJ before relocating to Gettysburg in 2008.
Mr. Kendra was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving stateside as an electrical engineer during the Vietnam War.
While residing in the North Jersey Area, Mr. Kendra opened his own business. AMERICAN Time Recorder, Inc. was a successful venture for Mr. Kendra, operating from 1976 until 2008 when the company was sold.
Mr. Kendra became a member of a Civil War Skirmishing team known as Clark’s Battery ‘B’, 1st New Jersey Light Artillery where he learned to become a skilled marksman with a Civil War era musket as well as his love for Civil War artillery.
With two growing sons, Mr. Kendra joined the Boy Scouts of America as a leader, and for one year he was the Scoutmaster of Troop 21. As his children were enrolled in High School, Mr. Kendra was a great supporter of the Clifton High School Mustang Marching Band.
Dennis is survived by his wife Carol, his three children, Michael Kendra of Martinsburg, WV, Christopher Kendra of York, PA, and Kimberly Kendra of Tarrytown, NY. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Adam, Nathan, Lincoln, and Colton.
A viewing for friends and family will be held on Sunday, July 30th from 2PM to 4PM at Monahan Funeral Home, 125 Carlisle St., in Gettysburg, PA.
A Christian Burial service will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, July 31 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 25 West High Street, Gettysburg, PA with Fr. Daniel Mitzel Celebrant. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg. Online condolences may be made at monahanfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society.
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Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Gettyburg, PA 17325
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