October 29, 1948 ~ June 2, 2010
Robert "Bob" Kennedy entered into rest Wednesday, June 2, 2010. Born in Los Angeles, October 29, 1948 to Wallace and Gertrude Kennedy, Bob Kennedy passed away Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at his home in Carson, California at age 61. He was the middle child of five siblings: Phillip, Lou, Jerry, and Susie. Spending most of his childhood years in Gardena, Bob attended St. Anthony's Catholic School, Perry Jr. High, and Gardena High School. In 1968, he enlisted for four years into the Marine Corps. He spent 10 months in Vietnam, and worked as a mechanic for the Corps. Bob was married to Victoria "Teeder" in 1971. They were married for 28 years, and had two children. Bob is survived by: Son, Michael Patrick (Patricia); Daughter, Kimberly Lynn along with his mother, Gertrude "Pinky". He was expecting his first grandchild, Emma, to be born in August 2010, He was the most amazing and beloved uncle to Brian, Sharyn, Little Rudy, David, Billy, Berry, Michelle, and Annah. His life's love included camping, boating, riding his Harley and NASCAR. He also gave his time to Little League Coaching; he was a Cub Scout Leader, and Track Coach. He was beloved by many family and friends, and will be thought of and missed forever. Services will be held Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 6:15 p.m. at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd. in Torrance, officiated by life-long friend, Pastor Steve Andrus. There will be a memorial, visitation, and reception to follow. All are welcome. Burial will be held at Riverside National Cemetery next week with full military honors.
"A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches." Proverbs 22:1
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