Kennard W. Bennett
Mr. Kennard W. Bennett, age 79, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, at Christiana Hospital in Newark.
A native Delawarean, Mr. Bennett was born in Wilmington on July 21, 1932, son of the late Russell Bennett and Naomi Whitelock Bennett. He proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean War from 1952 to 1954. In civilian life, he made his career with the DuPont Company, retiring from the Edgemoor site as a shift supervisor after 34 years of service.
Active in his community, Mr. Bennett was a dedicated member of the Holloway Terrace Volunteer Fire Company in New Castle for many years. He was also a member of American Legion Post #28 in Millsboro and of the Moose Lodge in Lewes.
In his youth, Mr. Bennett was a noted roller skating champion and traveled all over the United States to compete in regional and national events.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Bennett was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores Bennett and a son, Brian Bennett. He is survived by his beloved fiancÃ©e of 9 ½ years, Barbara Sutton, who will miss him greatly; his son, Bruce Bennett and wife, Brenda, of Lewes; his grandchildren, Christopher Bennett (Jen), Shawna Foraker (Jordan), Rhianna Bennett (Leland), and Andrea Bennett (Luke); and his great grandchildren, Jordan Foraker, Jr., Alayna Foraker, Hannah Abel, and Lauren Bennett.
A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, November 12, 2011, at the Holloway Terrace Volunteer Fire Company, 700 West Avenue, New Castle. A reception will follow in the Jack Ryan Memorial Hall.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Holloway Terrace Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, P.O. Box 684, Manor Branch, New Castle, DE 19720.