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John was a caring and compassionate teacher and colleague. I never saw him walk past any child or co-worker without a smile and a warm greeting. He will be remembered as someone who made a difference in the lives of all who were lucky enough to know and work with him. We are better for having known him.


Posted by: Lena Condic - Oak Forest, IL - Coworker   Jun 23, 2018

The colleagues I share a hall with and I would see Mr. Kendrick daily, as his preferred entrance and exit was at the end of our hall. Each day there would be fun banter, talking in accents, or some serious problem solving. Kendrick was someone I could rely on to help with a struggling student. If I saw his name on a struggling student's schedule, I knew he wouldn't hesitate to help. If we were lucky enough to see a

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Posted by: Michelle Graham - Wheaton, IL - Coworker   Jun 23, 2018

So sorry to hear of John's passing. John lived across the street from us growing up. Our neighborhood was one big family. I have many pictures of John when he was little.

Condolences to his wife, family, and friends.

Lynn Kruse Kimsel


Posted by: Lynn Kruse Kimsel - Largo, FL - Friend   Jun 23, 2018

My condolences to John's wife and Kendrick family. So sorry to hear of the news about John. John was a friend of my brother Bill for many years in his younger days.


Posted by: Denise Miletich - Family Friend   Jun 22, 2018

I met John at Thornton. We spent several years working in the same hallway and sharing many conversations. John had a wonderful sense of humor. He had way of making any situation joyful. As we watched our colleagues retire year after year, we laughed as we vowed that we would be the only two remaining at Thornton. I will miss your spirit my friend. My prayers are with the family.


Posted by: Sirena Donaldson - flossmoor, IL - Coworker   Jun 21, 2018

We knew John from softball days on Sundays at Marist. Great guy. We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.


Posted by: Dennis and Katie (Hurley) Kettering - Chicago - Friend   Jun 21, 2018

I have worked with John for 11 years and found him to be a caring teacher who loved the students. He always had a smile on his face and treated people respectfully. He loved to talk sports and boating. He found the time with his wife on his boat,as the most enjoyable moments of the summer months. Funny, motivated, sensitive...I will miss you. My condolences to the family.


Posted by: Joe Janowiak - Woodridge, IL - Coworker   Jun 21, 2018

Wow! I'm just now hearing about this tragic news. Mr. Kendrick has always been encouraging and a welcoming presences in my brief 3 years at Thornton. He had a great sense of humor and was very friendly. This is sad very news! He'll be a great loss to Thornton's Math Department and a greater loss to his family and close friends. My sincerest condolences to his family and friends.


Posted by: Dwight Morton - Frankfort, IL - Coworker   Jun 21, 2018

John and I had many good times together. Our trip to St Louis was one that I'll never forget . Rest In Peace my brotha . Hap Hap


Posted by: John Harasen - Crestwood, IL - Friend   Jun 21, 2018

Rest well Mr.K
This is the man who gave my nickname everybody call me till this day, best math teacher I ever came upon.
You will me missed


Posted by: Mariah McDowell - Harvey, IL - Student   Jun 21, 2018