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Stephen J. "Steve" Kennedy

December 8, 1955 — September 25, 2023

Newtown Square

Stephen J. “Steve” Kennedy, age 67, of Newtown Square, died peacefully surrounded by family on the 25th of September 2023. Born in Philadelphia, Steve grew up in a loving family and enjoyed spending time with them over big Italian dinners. He also made lifelong friends, enjoyed playing sports, and of course had a passion for music. He graduated from Drexel University with a degree in Computer Science, but made most of his college memories during the summers with his friends in Margate, NJ. He met his loving wife Rosemary while working at the Bulletin, they were married on September 12, 1981 and spent 42 loving years together. Steve enjoyed attending concerts, Philadelphia sports, traveling, and was always making everyone laugh. His sense of humor was contagious and he will be missed by all who knew him.


Steve was the beloved son of the late Bill and Theresa (née Rosetti) Kennedy; husband of Rosemary (née Palmer) Kennedy; the loving father of Karen Noce (Justin), Laura Kennedy (Brian Hennessy), and Stephen Kennedy (Stacie Benenhaley); as well as the caring grandfather of Harper and Lily.  He is also survived by his sister, Betty Dejesse, and was predeceased by his son, Robert Kennedy; his sisters, Lillian Girardo and Pat Bissinger.


Relatives and friends are invited to his Viewing, Friday, September 29, 2023, 12:00 to 1:15 PM at St. Dorothy Church, 4910 Township Line Road, Drexel Hill, PA  19026, followed by his Funeral Mass, 1:30 PM.  Interment private.


In lieu of flowers, contributions in Steve’s memory would be appreciated to American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852,

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