Rev. Philip E. Kendall died at 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 20, 2010 at the age of 77. He pronounced his first vows on September 8, 1954 and was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Philip Hannan in 1962. Fr. Kendall entered the Viatorian Community from Fournier Institute where he earned a B.S. degree in electrical engineering. As a Viatorian, he earned a B.A. degree in physics from Loyola University of Chicago, an M.A. degree in physics from Northwestern University, and J.C.B. and J.C.D. degrees in Canon Law from Catholic University of America.
Fr. Kendall taught at Spalding Institute in Peoria, IL during the 1956-57 academic year and at Saint Viator High School in Arlington Heights for the academic year 1962-63. He was professor of Canon Law at the Viatorian Seminary in Washington, DC from 1963 to 1972. He was assigned to the Chancery Office in Kansas City, Kansas in 1972, where he served as Judicial Vicar for the archdiocese until his retirement in 2004.
The wake for Fr. Kendall was held at the Cathedral of St. Peter, 416 North 14th Street, Kansas City, KS 66102 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23, 2010. There was a vigil service at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at the Cathedral on Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. Interment was at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Kansas City following the funeral Mass.
Please remember Fr. Kendall in your Masses and prayers.
Taken from letter to the Viatorian Community June 21, 2010 from the Provincial, Rev. Thomas R. von Behren, CSV