Oliver Marshall Kendrick, 80, 40-year Boy Scouts leader awarded the Silver Beaver

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Oliver Marshall Kendrick
Oliver Marshall Kendrick

Oliver Marshall Kendrick, of Williamsburg, died May 3, 2015, from complications of spinal strokes. He was 80.

Born in Hartford, Connecticut on March 16, 1935, Oliver lived in East Hartford, Connecticut for 61 years. He was employed for 20 years at the former Newington Children’s Hospital and 20 years at United Technologies Research Center and then worked at various businesses as a security guard and an EMT. In 1996, he retired and moved to Lightfoot. He was a member of Christ Church Cathedral in Hartford, Connecticut and then a parishioner of Hickory Neck Episcopal Church in Toano.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Constance Hill Kendrick. He is also survived by the widow of their first son, Marshall: Lori Montana, of Berlin, Connecticut; a son, Jonathan H. Kendrick (Millet), of Tallahassee, Florida; a brother, Charles H. Kendrick (Jean), of East Hartford, Connecticut; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Christopher (Christine) Reseigh, of Oakton; a brother-in-law, Norman Hill (Jacqueline), of Venice, Florida; three nieces; many cousins; twin grandchildren, Paul Marshall and Caroline Frances and their sister, Courtney Grace Kendrick, of Berlin, Connecticut; and a grandson, Justin Connor Kendrick, of Tallahassee, Florida.

He was a Boy Scout leader for over 40 years, reorganizing Troop 414. He was awarded the Silver Beaver and St. George Episcopal Church awards and was honored by becoming a vigil honor member in the Order of the Arrow. At his church, he served on the vestry and committees and as usher captain, Sanctus Bell ringer and the new-era historian.

He was a member of the Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut, the Connecticut Society of Genealogists and the Sons of the American Revolution, Williamsburg Chapter. He had also been the statistician-genealogist for the Captain James and Chole Steele Skilton Family Association since 1969.

His family wishes to thank the staff of BrightStar Care for the nursing, aide and care given to Ollie and thank Dr. Ralph of VPA of Virginia for his medical care.

Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 8, 2015, at Hickory Neck Episcopal Church, 8300 Richmond Road, Toano, with interment to follow at the church’s memorial garden. Cursillo members and others with bells are asked to bring and ring their “Alleluia” bells. The family will receive friends for a reception following the service at the narthex.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to Hickory Neck Episcopal Church or a charity of your choice.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Nelsen Funeral Home.

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