Eugene "Sam" D. Kenaley, 90, of Akron, passed peacefully surrounded by his family on November 10, 2017. Sam was born in Kalamazoo, MI on July 5, 1927, but as a very young child moved to Marlboro, OH. He worked at Goodyear, building Navy airships and later worked in various machine shops as a machine assemblist.
It was in Akron that he met his wife of 63 years, Sylvia. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Sam will be deeply missed by his wife, Sylvia; his daughter, Christine (David) Talbott; his sons, Doug (Karen) Kenaley, and Dennis Kenaley; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. His homemade inventions, such as go-karts, mini-bikes, and tractors were enjoyed by all.
Sam was preceded in death by his three sisters, Belo, Evelyn, and Vivian.
Services will be private. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Sam's memory to the Alzheimer's Association Greater East Ohio Area at www.alz.org/akroncantonyoungstown/