Obituary: Chief Jay Kennedy

St Augustine Fire Chief Carlos Aviles reported to Historic City News that it is with great sadness that he announces the passing of retired Fire Chief Jay Philip Kennedy on Saturday, March 9, 2019.  Kennedy was 78-years-old.

He served the St Augustine Fire Department from 1966-1998. During his career, Jay held nearly every position in the organization serving as Firefighter, Lieutenant, Crew Captain, Fire Marshal and then, for 10-years, as the City’s Fire Chief.

“All of us at the St Augustine Fire Department send our deepest condolences to Mary R Kennedy, his wife of over 54-years, as well as his daughter Bonnie, son Jeff, and their families,” Chief Aviles said.

Fire Chief Carlos Aviles

He is remembered as a kind and compassionate man who was well respected by the firefighters and the St Augustine community.

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