John William Kendrick II died Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at his residence.
He went to high school at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Ill., and received his BSME from Purdue University in 1942. He then went on to receive his MBA from the University of Chicago. In the United States Navy, he was stationed at Guiuan, on the island of Samar in the Phillipines at what was to be a Naval Ammunition Depot. He was ranked as a Lieutenant when discharged in January 1946.
He then became president of Met-L-Wood Corporation in Chicago.
He was involved in the Fairhope Sail and Power Squadron, Thomas Hospital Foundation, and the Planned Giving Committee. He was also a member of the Lakewood Golf Club., Fairhope Yacht Club, and the Eastern Shore Art Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Katharine Forrest Kendrick and Carroll Crosby Kendrick, two sisters, Katharine Kendrick McCarty and Mary LeMoyne Kendrick Gail.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita Kendrick of Fairhope; son, John W. Kendrick III of Bloomfield, Mich.; daughter, Judith Elizabeth K. Galletta of New Jersey; three step-children, E. Morris Coley of Panama City, Fla., Michael R. Coley of Mission Viejo, Calif., and Catherine Coley of Fairhope; and ten grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Instead of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Thomas Hospital Foundation, P.O. Drawer 929, Fairhope, AL 36533.
Arrangements are by Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., Fairhope.