The Reverend Barry S. Kendall, the pastor at Messiah Lutheran Church, unexpectedly entered the Church Triumphant on November 15, 2021, at his home.
Born February 27, 1955, he was preceded in death by his parents Roberta Eleanor (Barry) and Scott James Kendall, of New Cumberland. He graduated in 1973 from Redland High School before attending Lebanon Valley College, where he graduated with a BA in English in 1977. He attended Gettysburg Seminary where he obtained a Master of Divinity and was ordained by the Lutheran Church of America in 1983. Six years later, he completed his Master of Sacred Theology.
Barry served as pastor at Salem Lutheran, Oberlin between 1983 and 1988 after which he accepted a call to Messiah Lutheran, Lebanon, a congregation of the North American Lutheran Church. He served 39 years as a volunteer firefighter at Fairview Township Station 68, Oberlin Station 43, and Rural Security Station 43 where he held the offices of Chaplain, Deputy Chief, and Assistant Chief. He was an avid wargamer and military history buff. He also enjoyed hunting, trout fishing, and exploring nature. He was a loving husband, father, and grandpa.
He will be missed by his wife Carey of 42 years, children, Scott, David and wife Christy, Erin and husband Andrew Trovinger, and grandchildren: Colbie, Barrett, Ivy, and Emily.
A memorial service will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1800 Oak Street, Lebanon on December 11, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. The family is requiring masks to be worn by all in attendance. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church or Independent Church in India (indchurch.org).