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“Brian was a first class gentleman with a quick smile and twinkling eyes! Hats off to Margaret Hyde, who did a beautiful job raising her two boys...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: Camilla Harshbarger - Atlanta, GA

“So sorry for your loss, Ellen. You are in our thoughts and prayers.May God bless you at this sad time. ”
2 of 27 | Posted by: Barbara Osweiler Waterhouse - IA

“So sorry for your loss!! ”
3 of 27 | Posted by: Veronica Shinn - Indidanpolis, IN

“Dulcissime mei estes Brian, tu solus amor vitae meae; cor meum tibi sit...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: ELLEN KENNEDY - FORT WAYNE, IN

“Brian was such a loving and fun uncle to be around. We remember holidays and having him there was such an enjoyment. Brian, we love and miss you so...Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: Lauren and Nicholas Barnett - OH

“Safe Home, Brian. The violet flame of St. Jermaine will lead you. Love and Kisses, Ma'am ”
6 of 27 | Posted by: Mary Bueter - Fort Wayne, IN

“I meet Brian in the late 80's while we were selling real estate. He was such a funny guy, always had a big smile peeking out of that moustache.I am...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: Sue Powe - Acquaintance

“Dear Brian,Although I never met you in life, I feel as though I have gotten to know you vicariously through the condolences and remembrances of so...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: Peter Schissel - Hillsborough, NC

“Dear Brian,When you became a member of our family over 30 years ago, your impact was immediate and profound - so dapper, so charming, so caring, so...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Anne Bueter - Family

“Ellen, so sorry to hear of your loss. I feel for you and your loss. May God give you strength and comfort you through this. ”
10 of 27 | Posted by: Michael Bohnke - FORT WAYNE, IN

“Hey buddy, I am sorry to see you gone. How do I measure the impact of you on my life? I owe you so much through the years. You made me see what was...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: David Gillie - Dry Ridge, KY

“Brian,You've been a great presence in our familyFor thirty-five plus yearsWe think of you being gone nowAnd we can't keep away the tearsThinking of...Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: Doug and Marcia Savage - IN

“To Margaret Hyde and Ellen Kennedy,Our condolences to both of you in the passing of Brian.Sincerely,Hugh and Rhea ”
13 of 27 | Posted by: Hugh and Rhea Glidewell - Friend

“Ellen and Mrs. Hyde, My sincere condolences on the passing of Brian. May you find peace and comfort in memories of him in happy, healthy times...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Janet Edwards - Denver, NC

“The first time I met Brian was in high school. Little did I know back then Brian would become my best friend. A couple of years later we met up...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: Scott Rayl - West Chester, OH

“Dear Ellen and family, So sorry to hear of Brian's passing. You are all in our prayers. Lois and Tom Miller ”
16 of 27 | Posted by: Lois Miller - Fort Wayne, IN

“Gone, but never forgotten. Brian, you were one-of-a-kind and there will never be anyone else like you. You were a real "people person" and your charm...Read More »
17 of 27 | Posted by: Betsy Barnett - Paulding, OH

“Margaret and Ellen, my condolences to you both. Brian and I go back to around 1975 of knowing each other. I would see him at the local downtown...Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: David Augustyniak - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dear Ellen, so very sorry for your loss. We could always count on Brian to keep things lively. We had such great times working together at Central...Read More »
19 of 27 | Posted by: Mike Vieceli - Palatine, IL

“Sorry, Ellen, to see notice of Brian's passing. May God bless and keep all of you:when someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a...Read More »
20 of 27 | Posted by: donna jones - Churubusco, IN

“Dear Ellen I never got to meet Brian but know he was a great person in all of your lives. Take comfort that he is in heaven with Uncle Tom and he...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: Kathleen Green - Cedar rapids, IA

“My thoughts and prayers are with Brian's family at this time.Brian was one of my favorite guests to wait on at Hall's.A very kind man who always...Read More »
22 of 27 | Posted by: Renee Procise - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dear Brian - we'll miss your smile and upbeat personality. May God bless you and welcome you to the Kingdom of Heaven.Ellen - you have our deepest...Read More »
23 of 27 | Posted by: Lisa Bueter - Danville, IL

“Ellen I am sorry for your loss. Prayers sent. ”
24 of 27 | Posted by: Susan Snider - Fort Wayne, IN

“Brian, I was caught off guard by your passing as I was just noting the passing of so many of our high school classmates. You always had a smile and a...Read More »
25 of 27 | Posted by: Dave Huffman - Fort Wayne, IN

“Brian, I am so sad to hear about your passing. We hung out at Elmhurst HS. When I returned from the Navy, we were roommates over on Kentucky Ave...Read More »
26 of 27 | Posted by: John Wright - Fort Wayne, IN

“I was stunned to see this. I worked with Brian many years ago at Central Soya, and he was one of the most friendly, polite people I've ever...Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: Rosie Scranton - Fort Wayne, IN


Brian Kennedy, 60, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 16, 2017 surrounded by his family. A resident of Fort Wayne, Brian was employed as a real estate agent, and later was the president of Kennedy Rayl Homes and owner of Kennedy Building Corporation. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Brian was a bright star in the lives of many people. "Dance with the Angels, Brian." Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Ellen Kennedy of Fort Wayne; and his mother, Margaret Hyde of Fort Wayne; and many loving family members. Brian was preceded in death by his father Charles Kennedy; brother, Charles Bruce Kennedy; and step-father, John Hyde. Services will be held at a later date. Entombment to take place at Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the Indiana Donor Network, 3760 Guion Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46222. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com.