Christine (Samek) Kennedy, age 52, of Trafford passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020 after a courageous four month battle with cancer. Christine was born on January 21, 1968 in Pittsburgh; the daughter of Margaret L. “Marge” Samek and the late Steve A. Samek. Christine was a member of the St. Regis Church Trafford, a graduate of Greensburg Central Catholic High School Class of 1986, and a 1990 graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications. She was currently a Purchase Manager for CCL Technologies in Greensburg for 26 years. Christine also loved watching Penn State Football, traveling, cooking, chili cook-offs with friends, reading and music. In addition to her mother, Christine is survived by her loving husband of 15 years, Charles W. “Chuck” Kennedy III, her siblings Kathleen Samek and Steve Samek Jr. (Jackie); a niece and nephew Ashley and Stephan(godson); her brother-in-law Terry Kennedy (Karen), nieces Heather and Brandi; sister-in-law Tracy Barron (Rodger) and niece Alysa; and sister-in-law Beth Germuska (Greg), and nieces Megan and Kami. She is also survived by her godson Gavin and her dog Roxy. The “Fabulous Aunti Chris” is also survived by many great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins and BFFs Becky, Lisa and Sherrissa and numerous friends. Family and friends will be received on Monday from 2-8 PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th Street (State Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372-3111. Parting prayers will be on Tuesday at 10:30 AM in the funeral home followed by a funeral Mass at 11 AM in the St. Regis Church with Fr. George Saletrik and Fr. James D. Tringhese co-celebrating. Interment will be private. Memorial donations can be made to UPMC Magee-Women’s Research Institute and Foundation www.mageewomens.org www.dobrinickfhinc.com
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