Post Number: 3
|Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2006 - 07:43 pm: ||
Frank G. Kendall
Frank G. Kendall, of Conyers, GA, born August 25, 1926, Miami FL, died Friday, July 28, 2006, after a long battle with cancer.
Mr. Kendall was a distinguished military veteran of World War II, a former Florida State Employee, and retired Special Agent with the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) Atlanta, GA.
Mr. Kendall also worked at the ATF Atlanta Forensic Science Laboratory for a combined 26 years of federal service. After retiring from the ATF, Mr. Kendall worked another 14 years with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation as a certified Latent Finger Print Examiner. Mr. Kendall was responsible for many scientific innovations in the field of Forensic Identification.
Mr. Kendall was also a life active member of International Association for Identification and served on the board of directors for more than 20 years. He received the John A. Dondero Memorial Award for his significant contributions in the field of forensic identification from the IAI. Mr. Kendall was also a life active member of the Georgia Division of the IAI, where he served as president and a member of the Board of Directors for many years. He received the Arthur L. Hutchins award from the Georgia Division of the IAI, for his contributions to the field of forensic identification.
Mr. Kendall is survived by his devoted wife Mary Ann, Conyers; daughter, Kathy West, Franklin; son, Frank M. Kendall, Stockbridge; stepdaughter, Karen & Eduardo Munoz, Conyers; stepson, Kevin & Cathy Mitchell, Cumming; sister, Beverly Hefner, Jacksonville, FL; 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Frank will be missed by his family and his extended family members of the IAI; he has been a role model and mentor for all who have met him.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Rockdale Emergency Relief Fund, P.O. Box 80369, Conyers, GA 30013-8369 or Conyers First United Methodist Church, Meals on Wheels Program, 921 Main St., Conyers, GA 30012. Condolences may be submitted on-line at www.ScotWard.com. Scot Ward Funeral Services – Harry White Chapel, Conyers, 770-483-7216.
Published in the Rockdale Citizen and Atlanta Journal Constitution newspapers on 7/29/2006.
Webservant note: Frank Kendall's contributions to the discipline of Latent Print Examination are employed worldwide daily in modern forensic procedures. He is remembered as a dedicated pioneer, and also a mentor and good friend to hundreds in our discipline.