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Dr. Barbara L. Kennedy

May 4, 1938 ~ August 24, 2021 (age 83)


Dr. Barbara L. Kennedy, 83, of Greensburg, died Tuesday, August 24, 2021 in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.  She was born May 4, 1938 in Connellsville, a daughter of the late James Wolfe and Catherine (Smith) Kennedy.  She was a graduate of Penn State University and received her Ph.D. and M.D. from the Medical College of Pennsylvania.  Her residency was served at Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia, and she has been on the faculty of several universities.  She had numerous publications in the field of psychiatry, cardiac function, and metabolism, and was a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.  Prior to retirement she had spent 11 years at the University of Louisville, Department of Psychiatry where she was a researcher, teacher, and in private practice, and then worked for a brief time at UPMC.  After her retirement, she lived in Greensburg and attended Greensburg Church of the Brethren.  She took piano lessons and belonged to the Friday Evening Music Club (and the Salon Series).  Barbara was a member of the Greensburg College Club where she was the program director for several years and enjoyed antiques club and bridge club.  She also volunteered at the YWCA Thrift Shop and the Seton Hill University Holocaust Center.  In addition to her parents, Barbara is preceded in death by her brother, James Craig Kennedy, and her half-sister, Drusilla Young.  She is survived by her sister, Janet Snyder (Glenn), of Jeannette; sister-in-law, Cooky Kennedy, of Uniontown; nine nieces and nephews; 20 great-nieces and great-nephews; and many cousins and good friends.  Honoring Barbara’s request, all services and interment are private.  Private interment in Cochran Cemetery, Dawson.  LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 516 Stanton Street, Greensburg is assisting with arrangements.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Barbara’s name to the Greensburg Church of the Brethren, the Greensburg College Club, or the Friday Evening Music Club Scholarship Fund (

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