John "Bucky" "Uncle Buck" Kendall Jr. of Washington and formerly of Elco passed away on Tuesday January 18, 2022 at Washington Hospital. Born in Elco on July 21, 1948, a son of the late John and Norma Aldous Kendall Sr.. Bucky was a veteran of the Vietman War having served in the United States Navy. He was retired from the DEP as an inspector. Previously, he had worked for the FBI Forensics and a chemist for the PA State Police Forensic Lab. He was a proud member of the Roscoe American Legion Post #801. Bucky is survived by his wife Verna Ewing Kendall, a daughter Adena (Waji Anwar) Kendall of Raleigh, NC, a step-son Patrick (Cindy) Gaynard of Greentree, 2 step-grandchildren; Veronica and Patrick Gaynard, 2 brothers; Robert "Bobby" (Corky) Kendall of Coal Center and George (Dana) Kendall of Manor. A Gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday January 29, 2022 at Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. 1008 Furlong Ave., Roscoe from 1:00 pm - 2:00pm with a Memorial Service at 2:00pm with Pastor Brian Carroll presiding. The Roscoe American Legion Post #801 will hold their service immediately after the Memorial Service in the funeral home. Interment will be private in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil.
The family respectfully requests that everyone be masked while in the funeral home.