John J. Kennaley – Colonel, United States Army

From a contemporary press report

John J. Kennaley, 86, a retired Army colonel who was a Pepsi Cola representative for the past 30 years, died of a stroke May 2, 2000 at Cherrydale Rehabilitation Center in Arlington.

Col. Kennaley was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He attended Rockhurst College in Kansas City and began his military career with the U.S. Cavalry. During World War II, he saw action in the South Pacific and was awarded the Bronze Star.

After the war, he served in Italy, Washington and Fort Meade, among other places. He retired in 1961 after more than 20 years in the Army and joined Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. as its military representative. In that capacity, he oversaw Pepsi's
Washington area accounts, including with the White House, the Executive Office Building and Air Force I and II.

Survivors include his wife, Ingrid Schiele Kennaley of Arlington.


On Tuesday, May 2, 2000, of Arlington, VA, beloved husband of 23 years to Ingrid M. Kennaley; loving uncle of Mary Fitzgerald, Margaret Jones and Patricia Greenwood. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, May 23, at 10:45 a.m. at the Ft. Myer Old Post Chapel. Interment to follow with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the World War II Memorial Fund, American Battle Monuments Comission.

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