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Rest In Peace. You always saw the good in me when no one else did. Even though I was a nutcase you never gave up on me on a student and mentor. Love you 4 That.

Posted by: Jalin Preston - Harvey, IL - Student   Nov 26, 2018

JOHNNY !!! Way too soon !
Wow. Great Person!! We Started playing baseball together with and against each other at the old Mt. Greenwood fields where Jewel and Bourbon Street are now. 115th and Kedzie. Greatest Fields Ever! Of Course because you were one of the Ground Keepers as well. Riding the tractor around like you owned the place ! :)
Going to Marist and Winning ! Winning the State Championship with You leading our team. Your continued Friendship through the

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Posted by: Ray Lang - Chicago, IL - Friend   Jul 11, 2018

My deepest condolences to Johnny's wife and family. My fondest memory of John was when the Kendrick kids, Nana, and Auntie Violet would come over for summer swimming and hot dogs. We always looked forward to your visits. I can still see Johnny running around in the yard with the biggest smile! Reading through all the heartwarming memorials, I was very touched to get some insight into what a wonderful person John grew up to be...and how he never lost that smile. My heart goes out to all of you as you learn to cope with his loss.

Posted by: Mary Ann Piker - Johnsburg, IL - Family Friend   Jul 06, 2018

John was not only a good friend but a great teammate. He will be greatly missed. He was the main part of one of the best high school baseball teams in Illinois. My sincere condolences to his family and the Maoist community.

Posted by: Tim Pyznarski - Palos Heights, IL - Classmate   Jul 02, 2018

Best centerfielder i ever played with and an even better friend. Wish i would have known sooner. See ya Johnny. Mike McCormick

Posted by: Mike McCormick - Orland Park, IL - Friend   Jun 30, 2018

Mr. Kendricks was one of the first people here at Thornton that welcomed me with a GREAT BIG SMILE. I have never seen anything different from him since I met him in December a couple of years ago. I am so sorry to hear of his passing and my thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and anyone who has been affected by this terrible loss. Please be encouraged and Blessed.

Posted by: Lashanetta Bryant - FLOSSMOOR, IL - Coworker   Jun 27, 2018

John was always a pleasant surprise, I never could predict his funny comments but he always made me smile. Students always came to my class saying nothing but good things about him. His presence will be sore missed and his missing kindness will be felt,

To the family. Life is like a vapor. It's amazing how quickly it can come and go. But the most important thing is to cherish the best moments and love each other more than ever,

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Posted by: Yvette Eshiba - Calumet City, IL - Coworker   Jun 26, 2018

John was one of the first people to introduce himself to me when I first started with the district at Thornton HS. He was so kind, and had the most genuine smile I'd ever seen. He continued to be friendly after I went to work at Thornwood, and then Thornridge. I will miss his perpetual smile. He could light up a room like no other. My condolences go out to all of his loved ones.

Posted by: Debra Gill - Crete, IL - Coworker   Jun 25, 2018

We are deeply saddened to hear of John's passing. I will always remember how John would stop briefly in my classroom or in the hall outside my door at the end of every day saying, "Hey Andy, time to go home!" His smile and encouraging personality will be greatly missed! Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time. Rest in peace, friend.

Posted by: Larry & Marilyn Anderson - Saint John, IN - Coworker   Jun 23, 2018

Your untimely passing broke my heart.

So many special memories that you helped create for me over the years we shared.
~Summer in Athens. The Greek islands. Boating at Diamond Lake with our families. Bon fires with our dogs. We had so much fun....!
I didn't get the chance to say goodbye but will do so in my prayers tonight as your sweet soul lies to rest.
I will miss you " Yannaki mou"..but will never forget our many days of

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Posted by: Toni DI Meola Kendrick - Palos Park, IL - Family Friend   Jun 23, 2018