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Joseph P. Kenniston

April 15, 1946 ~ May 16, 2022 (age 76)


Joseph P. Kenniston, 76, of Oil City, PA., passed away Monday May 16, 2022 at UPMC-Hamot in Erie.

Born April 15, 1946 in Oil City, PA., he was the son of the late Clarence J. & Anna Shaffer Kenniston.

Joe attended St. Joseph Schools and was a 1966 graduate of Venango Christian High School.

Joe had worked for Stranford Dry Cleaners, Kessler's Dry Cleaning and had worked at the Oil City Library.

He was a member of St. Joseph Church.

Joe enjoyed NASCAR, the Oakland Raiders and belonged to several pool leagues.

He was a member of the Moose, Eagles, Elks, PNA and the Pulaski Clubs.

Joe is survived by one brother

James Kenniston & his wife Julie of FL

a sister-in-law

Jean Kenniston of Oil City

and several nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by three brothers

Jack Kenniston, Robert (Kato) Kenniston and Thomas Kenniston

and by two sisters

Mary Ann (Susie) Gdanitz and Judy Russell

Friends will be received from 6-8 P.M. Friday in the Reinsel Funeral Home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:30A.M. in St. Stephen's Church.

Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

A Special Thank You to Joe's nephew Robbie Kenniston for his kindness and companionship to Joe during his illness.

Memorials may be made to the Oil City Library 2 Central Ave. Oil City, PA. 16301

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May 20, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Reinsel Funeral Home & Crematory
116 Bissell Ave.
Oil City, PA 16301

Mass of Christian Burial
May 21, 2022

10:30 AM
St. Stephen's Church
21 State St.
Oil City, PA 16301

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