Roberto A. Kennedy, 54 of Streator passed away Monday evening (March 27th) at the Methodist Hospital in Gary, Indiana.
Following cremation a visitation will be held Sunday from 2 – 5 PM at the Winterrowd Funeral Home. Services will be held Sunday at 5 PM at the funeral home.
Roberto was born on March 19, 1963 in Chicago to Joe Acevedo and Lila Kennedy Powers.
Surviving are sons Matthew (Brittany) Kennedy of Lexington, SC and Josiah Kennedy of Fairbury, IL, sister Sandy Rizzo of Streator, brother Charles Powers of Streator, step-brother Robbie Powers of Kentucky, and other family members in Kentucky and “little brother” Bobby Boivin of Chicago, Fiancée’ Tabatha Ralls of Streator, mentors Dale and Judy Ralston of Streator, Sensei Michael Rideout Sr. an Senior instructor of the White Tiger Combat Academy, and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and aunt Delores Higdon.
Roberto graduated from Streator High School in 1981, served in the US Army and was an active member of the Marshall Arts Hall of Fame as a 10th degree black belt. He was affiliated with the Restoration Christian Church in Shorewood.
On March 27, 2017, we lost a great man who fought a good fight of faith. Roberto Antonio Kennedy would like you to know that his work here is done, he received a call and offer that his soul and spirit couldn’t refuse and so went on to glory to be with the Lord.
Memorials may be made to the family of Roberto Kennedy.