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Mike Kennedy

January 25, 1944 July 15, 2019
Mike Kennedy
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Obituary for Mike Kennedy

Earl Michael "Mike" Kennedy, a resident of Highland, a former resident of Milford and Detroit, died peacefully at home on July 15, 2019 after a valiant battle with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS).

Mike was born on January 25, 1944 in Royal Oak, Michigan, the second child of three to parents, Harry Kennedy and Vivian (nee. Hohisel) O’Leary. He grew up in Detroit and as a child, moved to Florida where he graduated from Pompano Beach High School. Following high school, he returned to Detroit and enlisted with the United States Army from March 21, 1963 to March 16, 1966. Upon his discharge from the Army, Mike met the young Janice Borowski. Their first date was to a Red Wings Game and after a brief courtship, the couple married on December 1, 1967. They made their home in Detroit and moved to Milford in 1969 before settling in Highland in 1977. Together they raised their two sons, Tim and Brian. Mike worked for thirty six years for Michigan Bell, retiring in 2002.

Mike was generous, kind and reliable. He enjoyed fishing, riding his motorcycle and being around his family. He had a fun sense of humor around his grandchildren, family and friends. He adored his grandkids and after retirement, looked forward to watching his oldest once a week.

He will be deeply missed by many, especially his wife, Janice; his sons, Tim (Gail) Kennedy and Brian (Carlisle) Kennedy; grandchildren, Cole, Grace and Henry; siblings, Pat (Janice) Kennedy, Joseph (Marlene) Kennedy, Joyce (Mark) Milanese and James Kennedy as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

Visitation will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty Street, Milford on Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 4 - 8 PM. 

A Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, July 19, 2019 at 11 AM, with visitation beginning at 10 AM.

Burial at Great Lakes National Cemetery, 4200 Belford Rd, Holly, Michigan on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 10:30 AM. Please meet near the cemetery office between 10:10-10:20 AM.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to MDS Foundation (mds-foundation.org), The MDS Foundation, 4573 South Broad St., Suite 150, Yardville, NJ 08620.

For further information, phone Lynch & Sons, Milford at 248-684-6645.

Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

18

Jul

4:00 PM 7/18/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/18/2019 8:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford

404 E. Liberty Street
Milford, MI 48381

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford
404 E. Liberty Street Milford 48381 MI
United States

Service

Friday

19

Jul

11:00 AM 7/19/2019 11:00:00 AM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford

404 E. Liberty Street
Milford, MI 48381

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford
404 E. Liberty Street Milford 48381 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Great Lakes National Cemetery Final Resting Place

4200 Belford Road
Holly, MI

4200 Belford Road Holly MI
United States
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