Kenneth Mackey, a retired Cecil County Circuit Court judge, died Sunday at Christiana Hospital in Stanton, Del., of respiratory failure. He was 71.
Services for Judge Mackey will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Hicks funeral establishment in Elkton.
Born in Wilmington, Del., Judge Mackey lived in Cecil County all his life.
He graduated from American University's Washington College of Law with honors in 1955 and began practicing law in Elkton.
He was appointed an associate judge in Cecil County in 1967 and became an administrative judge in 1969. He retired after 16 years on the bench in 1983.