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Roy Kendel

Obituary for Roy Kendel

July 5, 1944 - July 28, 2020
Keene, New Hampshire | Age 76


Roy Kendel, 76, passed away peacefully in his care facility after a long battle with Dementia and several strokes, July 28, 2020.

Born in Island Park, on Long Island, July 5, 1944 to concert pianist/R.N. Alma Pederson and engineer, publisher, editor and pastor radio host, Kenneth DeLeon. He was brought up and schooled in Island Park and Oceanside(s) and further educated in Atlanta, Georgia, graduating with a degree in Ministerial Studies. He pastored a church in Taholah, Washington State where he worked on the Post Farm in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota. He traveled the country photographing his travels on the rails. He settled in Greenfield, Massachusetts upon marrying Bernardston's Jean Tyler. He ran a periodical The North American Quest, authored hundreds of articles on things that were close to his heart- his country- those things being wronged.

Roy was well known for his quirky ways, strong opinions, and contagious smile. From Greenfield he moved to Fitzwilliam, onto Jaffrey and living his last years in Keene, New Hampshire.

He leaves behind his baby sister, songstress, Lana of Mason, Massachusetts, and Long Island, and his older sister Joy Carol (Peter) of New Jersey; along with his brother Robert of Florida.

He is predeceased by his older brothers, Douglas, Kenneth Jr., and George; his girlfriend Dianna Michaelson of Fitzwilliam who passed away in 2015. Roy also leaves his best friend, Mark Pride of Keene, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Fare Thee Well, my Brother, my Friend. You are already missed.

A Graveside Service will be held on Friday August 28th at 1 pm at South Village Cemetery located at Glebe Rd, Westmoreland, NH 03467.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated for the paving project for the Springfield Rescue Mission of Springfield, Massachusetts located on 10 Mill St. Springfield, MA 01102.

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  • donations would be appreciated for the paving project for the Springfield Rescue Mission
  • Springfield Rescue Mission
    10 Mill St.
    Springfield, MA 01102

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