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Grand Valley mourns death of WGVU staff member

Posted on December 20, 2013

Longtime WGVU Public Media staff member Linda Kennedy died December 20 after her battle with cancer. She was 64.

Kennedy served as development coordinator at WGVU and editor of the Showplace Program Guide. She worked for more than two decades for WGVU’s four television channels and two radio stations.

“Linda joined WGVU Public Media in 1992 as a receptionist and held a number of positions with the stations, each with increasing responsibility,” said Michael Walenta, WGVU general manager. “Linda was always warm and captivating with everyone she met. I will miss her engaging smile, her energetic personality and her passion for WGVU.”

Kennedy could be seen on WGVU during pledge time or auction; her mother, daughter and granddaughter have also volunteered.

Prior to her years at WGVU, Kennedy drove her Plymouth Road Runner as a stock class drag racer in the early 1970s at the former Thunderbird Dragway outside Muskegon.

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December 27 from 1-5 p.m.
Ivy K Gillespie-Moody Memorial Chapel
1865 Eastern Ave. SE, Grand Rapids

December 28 at 11 a.m.
New Hope Baptist Church
130 Delaware St. SW, Grand Rapids



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