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Wayne Kendel

Wayne Adam Kendel, 53, of Carlisle, PA, passed away on January 15, 2022, in the Holy Spirit Hospital. He was born on August 29, 1968, in Brooklyn, NY, to Carol Marie (Albrecht) Kendel and the late Adam Kendel.

He worked for NAPA Transportation, and he was a graduate from Eastern Lebanon County High School and VoTech, class of 1986. He enjoyed off roading at Rausch Creek Off Road Park and loved racing RC cars and fishing.

Wayne is survived by his children, Sara Smith (Brant) of Newville, Cristine Jumper (Tyler) of Carlisle, Matthew Kendel of Carlisle, and Katelynn Kendel of Carlisle; grandchildren, Colt, Briella, and Sean Smith; sister, Debbie Kendel of Berwick; nieces, Krista Coffman of Berwick and Courtney Douthat of VA; and many great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his nephew, Kyle Douthat.

Services are being held privately at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Mt. Holly Springs. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Jeeps for Georgie. Visit www.HollingerFuneralHome.com to offer condolences to the family.

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To Sara, Cristine, Matthew and Katelyn and the whole Kendal Family. Please accept my deepest sympathy on your loss. You have been and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. I met Wayne and his family, through my late husband, Randy. Wayne and Randy shared a common love for trucks and off-roading. Randy and I along with Wayne and his family, spent several summer weekends at the Carlisle Fairgrounds for All Truck Nationals as well as the Rausch Creek Off Road Park. Wayne would have come off of a night shift at work, arrive at these venues to do volunteer work, depart to take the kids to various activities, and return to volunteer more. Wayne did all of this with a smile, a friendly hug to greet you, and pleasant conversation throughout. As Randys health continued to become more challenged, Wayne brought Randys 77 Bronco to his home in Carlisle to complete truck modifications that would not have been completed otherwise. The work Wayne did, from his heart, made it possible for Randy to enjoy additional off-roading trips in the Bronco. When Randy passed away, it was Wayne who reached out to me first to offer his sympathy. He assisted me by reaching out to the off road community with the sad news. In the months that followed, Wayne would reach out to me periodically to say hello and just check in. When Matthew messaged that his father had passed, I was shocked. Wayne was always smiling and so full of life; That he had passed away was so sad. This was a man that enjoyed life. He loved and valued his family, his friends, his work & his hobbies, helping others as much as he could. It was my honor to have him consider me his friend. In closing, a message for the Kendal Family, in loving memory of Wayne When tomorrow starts without me, and Im not there to see If the sun should rise and find your eyes, all filled with tears for me. I know how much you love me, as much as I love you And each time that you think of me, I know you miss me too. So when tomorrow starts without me, dont think were far apart For every time you think of me, Im right here in your heart.

Carol Wood Jan 22 2022 12:00 AM

Hey buddy thanks for all the fun fond memories as friends that we shared, wether sitting and talking or listening to the kids play,See you soon my friendTracy Boyer

Tracy Boyer Jan 19 2022 12:00 AM

Sending prayers to the family. God Bless .

Carole Eppley Jan 19 2022 12:00 AM

I met Wayne when he and his family moved in next door. It didnt take long for us to become close friends. I used to jokingly point at my Jeep and tell him it was his fault I got into off-roading. He would point at his RC sprint car and tell me that was my fault. So many memories have come flooding back and it is so sad to know that my buddy who was always a text or call away is now gone. We worked together for years and I considered him a great friend and coworker. I learned way more from Wayne than he did from me and for our time together Im forever grateful. I miss you my friend.

Anthony Cloud Jan 19 2022 12:00 AM

My family and I would like to send our deepest condolences to Wayne's family. He was a great friend of mine, and even though we didn't see each other often in recent years, the time we spent together as kids and young adults just starting out in life will be cherished forever.

Frank East, Jr. Jan 19 2022 12:00 AM

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