Daniel B. Kendig

Daniel B. Kendig of Barrington, Rhode Island passed away on Thursday, June 3, 2021.
Born in Pittsfield, MA., he was the son of David Kendig and Cheryl Odell Kendig.
Dan was able to conquer overwhelming obstacles in his life with fortitude and grace. Declared legally blind at the age of two, he managed to graduate summa cum laude from Roger Williams University with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and worked his way up the corporate ladder to become Vice President at Bay Capital in Providence.
After graduating top in his class at the Gabelli School of Business he was inducted into the International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi. He later volunteered for the Rhode Island Association for the Blind holding the position of Treasurer.
He would tell you that the greatest joy in life was being the loving father of Lloyd and Silas Kendig. He “saw” the best in both his boys and worked hard to provide a full and rich childhood for each of them. He spent countless hours at hockey, wrestling, and baseball games with the help of his guide dog Joe. There wasn’t a parent at any of these events with a bigger smile than Dan. As the boys got older, he started a monthly night out tradition with each at their favorite restaurant. He often mentioned how much he enjoyed those times.
Besides his parents, children, and the many friends that he treasured, Dan leaves two brothers, Caleb Kendig and Luke Kendig, one sister, Dari Gambino-Kendig, and a stepbrother, Jerrod Kendig. He also leaves his maternal grandmother, Diann Odell, his former wife, Audrey Francis, and a sister-in-law Kelli Kendig.
For thirty-five years Dan filled our lives with pride and astonishment. He was an inspiration to everyone that knew him. For that, and for the many wonderful memories he left us, we feel truly blessed to have been a part of his life. Rest in the light of heaven Dan.  In lieu of flowers, education accounts have been set up for each of Dan’s children, Lloyd: https://go.fidelity.com/m2yq98, Silas: https://go.fidelity.com/wjgcwe


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Karen Francis Tohen from Estero wrote on July 13, 2021 at 8:19 pm
Love you so much, Dan. Lots of love to your dear sons, Lloyd and Silas. I know how much you love them and they love you. Your eyes filled with delight and pride, at every hockey practice, wresting and MMA events. When you were here in April, you were so excited to share news of Lloyd’s excellent marks and reports from school. And it filled your heart with gratitude that Alex is teaching Si how to pitch and catch. My heart goes out to Dan’s family and friends. Know that you are loved. You will not be forgotten. 🙏
mary olsson from Harwich wrote on July 2, 2021 at 3:59 pm
To Silas and Floyd and all family and friends whose lives will be forever feeling the loss of Dan. Just one conversation with Dan shed light on his wisdom and sensitivity. A wonderful dry wit and warm heart. I enjoyed the few times i got to be with him at Aunt Karens wonderful family gatherings. I hope you all find peace. So sorry for your loss. Mary olsson
The Warrington’s from Pittsfield wrote on June 23, 2021 at 12:33 pm
Our deepest condolences to the family. So very sorry for your loss.
Kerri Heffernan from Ellington wrote on June 19, 2021 at 9:50 pm
What a beautiful tribute to Danny. May his memories live on in your heart. My heart goes out to his boys. ❤️
William Amuso from Stephentown wrote on June 18, 2021 at 4:29 pm
Cheryl and Dave and family so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.
Lynn Gould from Bangor wrote on June 15, 2021 at 6:03 pm
Dave and Family, There are no words that can ease your sorrow and pain. Ed and I are so sorry for the loss of your son, father, and brother. What a lifetime Dan lived in such a short time. Our hearts are broken for you all. I wish there was more that we could do. Please know that you are in our hearts and thoughts.
maria rodriguez from West Springfield wrote on June 15, 2021 at 4:02 pm
Such a handsome and clearly gifted child. He lived more in on short life than most of us do in a lifetime. I’m sure there a many inspirational stories to fill his children’s lifetime and to encourage them to take full advantage of the gifts they have. So sorry for your loss, Dave. Praying for you and the boys and sending love. Nena. .
maria rodriguez from West Springfield wrote on June 15, 2021 at 4:02 pm
Such a handsome and clearly gifted child. He lived more in on short life than most of us do in a lifetime. I’m sure there a many inspirational stories to fill his children’s lifetime and to encourage them to take full advantage of the gifts they have. So sorry for your loss, Dave. Praying for you and the boys and sending love. Nena. .