Robert Kennedy was born June 13, 1930 in Norristown, Pennsylvania and passed away on August 13, 2014 following a stroke. He was living in Sierra Vista, California at the time of his death,
Bob Kennedy retired to Sierra Vista to live with his second wife, June Smith Kennedy, after a long career with Kennecott Copper Company where he was the CFO/Treasurer of the company at the time of his retirement. He was also on the board of the American Hospital Association. In his youth, he explored caves, did river trips, and enjoyed traveling the world.
Bob graduated from Penn State University with a degree in accounting and a minor in airport management. He served in the US Merchant Marine service and met his first wife, Roxie Redmond, while they both worked summer jobs in Yellowstone Park. Following Roxie’s death, Bob attended a 50 year high school reunion and met June, who he dated in high school and college. They married on a cruise ship on Feb. 14, 2000.
Bob is survived by his wife, June, two sons, Bruce Kennedy of Tucson, Arizona, and John Kennedy of Ruidoso, New Mexico. He has three grand-daughters: Julia Morgan of Redmond, Washington, Kelly Tucker of Savannah, Georgia, and Katelyn Tucker of San Francisco, California. He has three great-grandchildren: Bailey, Naomi and Lucas of Redmond, Washington.
A funeral service will be held at the Sierra Evangelical Lutheran Church on August 23, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.