JOEL B. KENNEDY Joel B. Kennedy, age 69, residing in Hawi, Hawaii died at North Hawaii Community Hospital on June 23, 2014. Joel was born September 2, 1944 to Bishop Harry S. Kennedy and Katharine K. Kennedy in Honolulu, Hawaii. He and his twin were the youngest of five brothers. Joel married Ann McWayne Kennedy on June 9, 1968. Joel attended Iolani School and Hawaii Preparatory Academy, and graduated from South Kent School (Connecticut) in 1963. He went on to earn a B.A. from Colorado College. After serving in Vietnam, he returned to Honolulu and soon began working in public relations. He spent most of his career at Hawaiian Telephone Company and The Queen's Health Systems and late in his career served as Communications Director for the Hawaii State House of Representatives. He retired to Hawi with his wife Ann in 2005 where he was active in leading the community newspaper and fundraising for the local library as long as his health allowed. He is survived by his brothers Bruce, David, and Mark (his twin), his wife Ann, two children, Carole Kennedy Alvarado and Scott Kennedy, son-in-law Billy Alvarado, two grand- children, Malia and Lucas Alvarado, and his dog Beau. He was predeceased by his parents and brother Paul. A private family memorial service was held and his ashes were scattered at sea. Gifts in Joel's memory may be made to the Hawaiian Humane Society or PBS Hawaii.
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