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John Stephen Kendra II

May 14, 1951 May 19, 2019
John Stephen Kendra II
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Obituary for John Stephen Kendra II

John Stephen Kendra II, formerly of Milford, passed away on May 19, 2019, secondary to complications from liver cancer.

Born in Detroit on May 14, 1951, to John and Anne Kendra (Kuczewski), John graduated from Livonia Franklin High School in 1969. An accomplished musician and composer, John began playing guitar professionally at age 14 at many Detroit area venues, including the Grande Ballroom where his band opened for Led Zeppelin on their first North American concert tour. In 1970, he married the love of his life, Janice Dae (Robertson), and children soon followed; Jeremy (Valerie) Kendra, and Jennifer (Greg) Chabi.

John was devoted to his six grandchildren - Kendra (Nathan) Woodward, Jillian and Alissa Chabi; Aiden, Ryan and Alina Kendra, and two great grandchildren, Jaxon and Declan Woodward. Also survived by two sisters, Beth Robertson and Diane Powell. He shared with them his love of music, fishing, golf, and scientific documentaries exploring the wonders of our universe.

During the course of his career as an electrical engineer, John worked for several companies, most notably Control Services and Durr Systems, before retiring in 2017 and relocating to Lapeer.

John was preceded in death by his father, John Kendra, Sr.

A soft spoken man with a huge heart, John will be forever remembered by his family and friends as a loving and caring person. He will be missed more than words can express.

Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors- Capstick Chapel in Lapeer. A memorial luncheon will be held on June 22nd from 12-4pm at Mystic Creek Golf & Banquet Center in Milford, MI.

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12:00 PM 6/22/2019 12:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 6/22/2019 4:00:00 PM
Mystic Creek Golf & Banquet Center

1 Champions Circle
Milford, MI 48380

Mystic Creek Golf & Banquet Center
1 Champions Circle Milford 48380 MI
United States

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