Richard E. Kennell, 75, of Madison, PA died Monday, October 28, 2019 at his home. He was born February 28, 1944 in Whyles, PA. Son of the late Clifford and LaRue Geckle Kennell. Rich was a graduate of Sewickley Township High School. During high school he worked at Walt’s Garage in Madison, PA washing cars. After graduation, he worked at Westmoreland Regional Hospital as a supervisor in medical records for 43 years and also served on the Tumor registry board for all the cancer patients. In his younger years, Rich loved to hunt and fish with his brother Buck. He loved to watch football, (Penn State and Dallas Cowboy’s), as well as NASCAR. He loved cars – owning vehicles such as Cadillac’s and Corvette’s through his lifetime. He was also a lifelong member of the NRA. He is preceded in death by both parents, one brother – Clifford “Buck” Kennell and his faithful companions – Dutchess, Princess and Annie. He is survived by two nieces – Kris Lewis and husband Terry of Greensburg, PA and Marci Palmer and husband Nick of Rutland, MA, one sister-in-law – Julia Kennell of Yukon, PA and one very special life-long friend – Patricia Walt of Madison, PA.. Friends will be received from 2 – 4 pm and 6 – 8 pm on Friday, November 1, 2019 at Beatty-Rich Funeral Home, Inc. Rt 136 Madison, PA. Services will be held Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 11 am with Rev. Robert Green officiating. Interment will follow at Madison Union Cemetery in Madison, PA. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations to be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
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