HERMON and HOULTON – Wayne A. Kenney, 71, passed away April 17, 2009, in Bangor, after a long illness. He was the son of Weston Luther and Beryl Copp Kenney. Wayne was born in Rochester, N.H., and spent his early years in Sanbornville, N.H., under the watchful eyes of his loving parents and grandparents. His high school years were spent in Kittery Point, graduating from Traip Academy in 1956. Wayne served proudly in the U.S. Air Force as a communications specialist before returning to his New England roots and a career with the Federal Aviation Administration. His duties as an air traffic controller carried him throughout the northeast, with lengthy assignments in Houlton and Bangor. Wayne retired from the Federal Aviation Administration in 1998 after 42 years of exemplary service – twice recognized for assisting lost aircraft to safe landing. When his children were young, he volunteered as a coach and scouting leader offering unwavering support and guidance to those he mentored. He enjoyed spending time on Drews Lake and Lake Wentworth, watching his grandchildren play and all of the area’s wildlife. Wayne loved to sail and was especially fond of his boat, the Checkbook 2, and taking family and guests for leisurely afternoon rides. Wayne is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 46 years, Pamela P. Kenney of Bangor; brother, Roger W. Kenney of Kittery Point; daughter, Cheryl Shaw of Biddeford; son, Michael A. Kenney and his wife, Terry Hutchinson, and their children, Jenna and Christopher of Houlton; daughter, Melissa L. Kenney of Fairbanks, Alaska; son, Weston A. Kenney and his wife, Kelly Kenney, of Bangor; granddaughter, Danielle Shaw of Portland; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Monday, April 20, at Dunn Funeral Home, where services will be held 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Wayne’s memory to Alzheimer’s Research, care of Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park St., Houlton, ME 04730. Condolences at www.dunnfuneral.com.