Glenn E. Kennedy

Glenn E. Kennedy

NEW HOPE – Glenn E. Kennedy, 66, of New Hope, PA., passed away at 12:47 PM, Saturday, September 21, 2019, at his home.

Glenn was born December 16, 1952, in York and was the son of the late David and Florence (Hershner) Kennedy.

He graduated in 1970 from Northeastern High School in Manchester, PA. Glenn was employed as a bartender at the Cub Room at New Hope Lodge.

Glenn is survived by his brothers, James and his wife Joan of Manchester, Kenneth, Sr., and his wife Susan of Manchester, Robert and his wife Doris of Dover and Burnell and his wife Jeannie of Montana, and his extended family and friends from New Hope. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Kay Harlacher and Faye Evans.

Visitation will be 7:00 to 9:00 PM, Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at The Diehl Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 87 South Main Street, Mount Wolf.

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13 thoughts on “Glenn E. Kennedy

  1. Why didn’t the world end with yesterday …

    My dear friend, Glenn E. Kennedy, true blue friend of 25 solid years, you can never know how much you are valued, and now you have left this earthly coil way too soon, and unjustly crossed over to ‘Glory’—and, the world has been robbed.

    No one was kinder, more compassionate, more droll, more deadpan, and more hilarious, laugh out loud funny. I’ve never seen you without your signature smile, and you were, hands down, THE very best bartender, friend, confidant, psychologist, forensic accountant—and, an expert in human nature (and, with deftly reading all social cues)—like no one else. In fact, you were a ‘bartender’s bartender,’ because you were THAT GOOD.

    ALAS, the idyllic hamlet of New Hope, Pennsylvania, and the ghosts of ‘The Raven,’ past and present, will never ever be the same again. BOTH are unimaginable tragedies that never should have gone down in the abrupt, ‘Cold Light of Day’ way that they had—and, now they are Biospheric events (life changing).

    Farewell, my dearest man of honor and integrity Glenn, may you rest in eternal peace …

    To live in hearts that we leave behind is to not die …

  2. Dan and I will always remember Glenn for the more than 40 years we knew him.Funny,Witty and Kind and will always be in our thoughts. We will miss him dearly. Time to rest with Rick and Jay. I can only imagine what they would be saying BUT I am sure all three have much to talk about. Your the best Glenn.

  3. Glenn was one of my favorite bartenders. He was always so funny with his jokes. It’s not going to be the same without him. Will always remember the fun times with him. Rest In Peace my friend.

  4. Thank you Glenn for being my comic side kick and side kick for so many years and countless Fridays. Thank you for the laughs and friendship!

  5. Glenn was a great guy. Although he had suffered with some health issues as of late, he still managed to keep working and maintain a positive attitude. RIP- May you now be at peace.

  6. I’ve known Glen for well over 35 yrs! Not only was always he my favorite bartender over the years, but he was my friend! He’d always bring everyone to laughter when I’d sit at the bar on a busy Saturday night. He’d say, “I was saving that seat for someone much younger!” Sometimes I come in and I’d tell him I missed him and then I went on to complain about how the last bartender I ordered a drink from handed me the drink with their five fingers passing it to me using the brim! He knew how crazy it made me! He will be missed by som many! ❤️

  7. To my big brother, even though you wanted to be my younger bro! 20 years apart !! You will truly be missed!! I am so thankful my mother Dianna H. Introduce me to you many moons ago!! You where always so kind to me, my mother , my daughter and grandfather and the rest of my family!! God always takes the good ones early!! You will be truly missed!!! I know I already said that. Lots of love to u and your family !!

  8. Oh my. How I will miss trading snarky comments about Tony, Emmy, and Oscar Award ceremonies with Glenn. His company eased many broken-hearted nights as I mourned friends and loves lost. He was also front and center to celebrate and laugh through good times, as well. Things just won’t be the same without him. My love and condolences to his family.

  9. Rest in peace dear Glenn you were such an awesome friend. You saw me enter the door at the Raven and my drink was on the bar by the time I got there. We shared so many great times.
    Now I know why the Raven is closing, it could never be the same without you. RIP dear friend

  10. My sincere condolences to Glenn’s family. Although I saw Glenn only at his well-tended bar, over the years he became a trusted friend who made me laugh and was always willing to listen to a work story or family problem. He will be missed very much by his many regular customers. He was a very fine person.

  11. I worked with Glenn, for many years, in New Hope. Glenn was a mentor, a friend AND, such an iconic “brother” to our community. EVERYONE that crossed paths with Glenn, will not soon forget him. He was loved, respected and cared about by ALL of his extended New Hope Family. Glenn’s passing will leave a HUGE void in our lives. ❤️

    1. Only the very good die so young, and our fine man Glenn is a testament to the adage. Never did I once see Glenn in any state less than friendly, accommodating and most of all, kind. When I found out through The Raven’s on site engineer, Joe that he had gone to ‘Glory,’ I broke down. I am STILL feeling wounded and bereft—magnified worse by the ‘temporary’ closing of my sanctuary—my SANCTUM—The Raven, which between the two events will cast a pall over the upcoming holiday season.

      I will never forget a gentleman like my TRUE friend, Glenn E. Kennedy, and when I return to the ‘ORIGINAL’ site of The Raven next year (replete with finest renovations, conservation, preservation—and a brand new, 21st century outlook that will surely combine the opulence and nostalgia of the past, with the understated elegance of the future, I hope and pray), then I will raise a glass to his rich and loving life (whilst sitting fireside on the restored, wood burning hearth in the Oak Room), and then I will have another drink—and, another after that, to properly pay my respects and homage to an extraordinarily quiet, private man with a heart that was bigger than The Raven itself!

      Farewell, my friend. You are sorely missed, and more than you could ever know. To live in hearts that we leave behind is to not die …

  12. Stan and I will cherish memories of our friendship with Glen, the rest of our lives. He was family. Always generous, fun, giving, and so very dear. We loved him so very much. Our deepest sympathy to the family.

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