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Kenny M. Vandegrift  

Kenny M. Vandegrift

February 16, 1964 – June 18, 2017

Kenny M. Vandegrift, age 53, of Fenwick Island, DE, and formerly of Delaware City, DE, passed away unexpectedly due to a massive heart attack, on Sunday, June 18, 2017.

A lifelong Delawarean, Kenny was born in Wilmington on February 16, 1964, and was the son of Frank W. Vandegrift, Sr. and Dorothy (Wright) Vandegrift. He attended Gunning Bedford Middle School and was a graduate of William Penn High School, where he was a standout athlete and member of the wrestling team. In his younger years, the ocean was Kenny’s life and he spent many happy hours there surfing and skimboarding. He was a self-taught and exceptionally talented carpenter, who made his career as a professional handyman.

In his leisure time, Kenny enjoyed riding his motorcycles, fishing, crabbing, completing home improvement projects, and spending time with family and friends. He loved cooking and barbecuing and was always trying his hand at new recipes. Kenny was an accomplished bargain hunter who relished the challenge of finding unique items and a great deal wherever he shopped. An avid football fan, he was a passionate supporter of the Miami Dolphins. Above all else, Kenny was a devoted caregiver to his parents and his father’s “right hand man.” He will be dearly missed.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Roy Vandegrift. Kenny is survived by his parents, Dorothy and Frank Vandegrift, Sr.; brother, Frank Vandegrift, Jr. and his wife, Shridevi (Dee); sister-in-law, Nancy Vandegrift; niece, Heather; faithful canine companion, Ozzy; and a host of loving family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 12 Noon on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at the Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 309 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE. Interment will be private.

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  1. Rick Stapleford, June 23, 2017

    My lifelong friend, you will be sorely missed by my whole family. We had many great times that I will never forget. Farewell my friend.

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  2. Patricia finner, June 24, 2017

    my sympathy goes to the family and my prayers I’m so sorry to hear about Kenny’s passing my mom and I are send our deepest sympathy Patti and Ginny Finner

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  3. Gail Koller, June 24, 2017

    Kenny was a very dear friend of ours. We met him in Fenwick. He was the carpenter of our choice and very good at it. He always seemed so content and happy go lucky. Knowing Kenny has been our pleasure. He has been very special to me…you will be terribly missed Kenny. Fenwick Island will not be the same without out you. With our deepest and sincere sympathies
    Gail and Mike Koller

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  4. Sbcebula200@berizon.net, June 25, 2017

    Kenney spent many hours playing in the water and sand at the beach. He here up with our children. He will be sadly missed by us all.
    Uncle Stan and Aunt Vickie and family.

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  5. Richard Farmer, June 27, 2017

    We extend our heartfelt sympathies to all of Kenney’s family and friends. We will be keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Richard and Dottie Farmer

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  6. Donato Leon and family, June 27, 2017

    Our heart felt sympathy to Kenny’s family who are like are own! Kenny was a dear friend and family of heart! You will be truly missed by us❤️
    May God keep and comfort all that will miss our brother of heart Kenny!!❤️

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  7. Shiela, June 28, 2017

    I’m sorry to hear about your loss and and wanted to share the Bible’s hope of a resurrection at John 5:28,29 at a time when there is no more sickness pain or death right here on earth according to Revelation 21:3,4.Please read these scriptures and may the god of comfort give you comfort in this time of bereavement.

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