On the afternoon of Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, Robert R. Kendall of Troy passed away quietly at Robert Packer Hospital with his family at his side. He was 89. Born in Canton Township on Jan. 25, 1923, he was the son of Floyd and Hattie (Chaapel) Kendall. At a young age, Bob's family moved to South Williamsport, where he graduated from South Williamsport High School with the class of 1942. While in high school, Bob served as drum major for the marching band, and was responsible for creating the school's Mountie logo. He served with the Army in World War II, and was married to the former Irene Wheeler of Canton. He owned the Pierce Insurance Agency as well as Kendall Real Estate for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Irene; his daughter, Susan (Jerry) May of Troy; sister, Pauline Watts of Canton; grandchildren, Rob (Jody) Spencer of Hanover, Mass., Rayna (Brock) Kitchen of Canton and Cara May of Troy; great-grandchildren, Cooper Kitchen, Isaiah May, Cole Spencer, Kendall Kitchen and McKenzie Spencer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Hattie Kendall; brothers, Lawrence and Floyd Kendall; and sisters, Winogene Mallory, Harriet Spencer and Margaret Ameigh.
Calling hours will be Saturday, Oct. 20, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Church of Christ (Disciples) of Canton. A celebration of Bob's life will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. with the Rev. David B. Morris and Pastor Bonnie Browning officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.