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Kenty, John J.

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March 19, 1930 - February 2, 2021

Kenty, John J.

Celebrating the Life of John Joachim Kenty

John was born in Neisse, Germany on March 19 1930. He immigrated in the United States in 1952. He served in the army for two years, from 1952 to 1955. John married his life partner, Carol Hickey, in 1956 and they were blessed with three daughters.

He worked for KLM Airlines in the cities of NY, Chicago and finally in Houston TX where he retired after 35 years of service. He loved the game of golf, so after he retired he enjoyed marshaling at several golf courses in Kingwood, TX.

He is known to his nieces and nephews as ” The Senator”. They gave him that name because of his congenial personality, he was always greeting people with his contagious smile and firm handshake.

John is survived by his wife, Carol Louise Kenty; his daughters, Christine Kenty Stokes, Barbara Kenty Litza (Curtis), and Elizabeth Kenty; his grandsons, John Richard Stokes, Matthew Curtis Litza, and Logan Scott Kenty; and his sister Elke Kenty, along with many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Willy Kenty, his mother, Elisabeth Kenty, and his brothers, Dieter Kenty (Resi), Karl Heinz Kenty (Anastasia).

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association.


Service Information

A Funeral Mass will take place on Friday, February 19, 2021 at 10:30am at St. Martha Catholic Church.


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Michelle Fitzgerald

February 12, 2021 11:14PM

Sending my love and deepest condolences to Christine, JR, and your family. I’m so sorry for your loss. ~Michelle ✨🙏✨


Ilona Dobecki

February 12, 2021 7:55PM

Having worked with John at KLM for 18 years and having met John and Carol at our last KLM Reunion, I was sad to learn of his passing! John always loved his KLM family and will be missed by all of us!
Ilona Dobecki


Dick & Mary Becker

February 10, 2021 3:49PM

John,we never met you. We do however know your Daughters Liz & Barbie & their families. Having said that clearly you were a man of Great strength & character having raised 2 very strong,smart awesome women w your lovely wife. They live on as your legacy. Rest in Peace Dear John


Sharon Grocke

February 10, 2021 1:57PM

My condolences and prayers to the Kenty family. Wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart


Elke Kenty

February 10, 2021 12:49PM

Unfortunately, I lost my last brother. He was very warm-hearted and sparked optimism.
It was a pity that we saw each other so seldom. Farewell brother heart.


Cindy & Brad Sanford

February 09, 2021 4:48PM

Our deepest condolences to my Aunt Carol and cousins. Uncle John, aka The Senator, was a fun loving, kind man. We have all been blessed to know and love him. He will truly be missed. Love you!!!


Theresa Chiarodo

February 07, 2021 2:09AM

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to my sister and nieces and nephews. John was a great brother-in-law who loved to have fun and we had lots of laughs together. He will be truly missed. May God rest his soul.


Fran & Joe Nowacki

February 07, 2021 2:03AM

So sorry to have lost such a wonderful man. We will always remember how loving and friendly he was. We will miss you forever. Love you Fran and Joe