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Updated: Jul 18, 2018

Earle Beresford Kennedy – Sustaining a Legacy

Earle Beresford Kennedy was born in Dean Pen, St Mary, Jamaica. In 1963, Earle entered the prestigious Mico Teachers’ Training College, in Kingston. He immediately distinguished himself as a charismatic leader and was selected as the Batch’s President, holding this visible and prominent position for three years until his graduation in 1966. After leaving Mico College, Earle became Vice Principal at Water Valley Primary School.

In 1968, Earle married fellow Jamaican and love of his life Melva Lobban. This inextricable union, forged in America, gave to the world two loving children: Karen, a Medical Doctor, and Maurice, a Lead I.T. Solutions Developer in the Air Transport Industry.

Earle had many passions: his love of classical music, his love for inspiring poetry, and his love for the Mico University College. On his arrival in the U.S., Earle quickly became a member of the Mico Old Students’ Association (MOSA), New York Chapter. He quickly threw himself into the work of the organization and it was obvious that his dedication to his Alma Mater was unparalleled. He both completed a bachelor’s degree in Education and thereafter began a Master’s program at Brooklyn College. Earle worked on Wall Street as a Financial Analyst for many years. A consummate educator, Earle also co-founded the Oasis Day Care Center in Brooklyn, NY. He held many positions in MOSA, as well as in local and political organizations. Until the time of his passing on May 10, 2016 he was one of MOSA’s most prolific fundraisers.

Earle B. Kennedy is survived by his wife, Melva C. Kennedy, then having entered into 48 years of marriage, his two children, 4 sisters, 2 brothers, many loving extended family and was predeceased by his twin brother Lloyd. Our hero touched countless lives and his memory will always be cherished, especially through the eponymous scholarship with MICO.

Please join us in contributing to this unquestionably worthy cause. When you do, remember to include "MUCFA-Earle B. Kennedy Mico Scholarship Fund" in the memo of your kind donation at the link below:

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