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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  1. Dear Teeder, Michael and Kimberly, Our hearts go out to you in this time of sorrow, Bob is truly a special person and someone I always enjoyed being around. I’ll never forget the good times we had together. He is one of the good guys in the world. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies Dennis & Linda

  2. Michael & Kimberly, Our thoughts and prayers are with you both and the family. Your Dad was such a Sweetheart, and liked by all. Everyone always knew if your there was something your dad could do to help, it was done. We have good memories of him!!

  3. Mike and Kim, I will forever miss your Dad. He took me under his wing after my Dad passed away. He always checked on my Mom and I to make sure we were okay. He taught me how to boggie board, surf and how to make a kite. He always told me how much he he loved me and how proud he was of me. And when I would tell him stories about things Evan would do or say he would would reply, “That little booger!” He will forever be in my heart and I will miss him so much. Thank you for sharing your Dad with me, he truly meant the world to me.

  4. Where does one begin to relfect on a lifetime of love for a beloved cousin. Who was more like a little brother. who was always giving the “big” bear hugs like our grandfather used to give us. Who always had a smile on his face no matter what life had thrown his way. You will be truly missed.

  5. I received an email from my father regarding Bob’s passing, It made a slew of memories from my childhood pass through my mind, days at the track at El Camino College on ST Cathrine’s Track team. Days at Tri- Park Playing baseball, sharing classes with his daughter, Kim, who was in the same grade as I was. I remember a Man always willing to help, to give a kid a ride home, or share what he knew. A man who shared his life with his country and his community, A man I will proudly remember.

  6. We have good memories of Tri-Park and families working and playing together. God Bless!

  7. Bob, I never got the chance to thank you for all you did for me and Brian and Sharyn for so many years. You were my life saver uncountable times. You were amazing to my kids when their dad was gone. They got the best of you Bob and for that I will be eternally grateful. I wish I had spent more time with you and for that I will always have regrets. But your up there, your hearing me and you know where my heart is right now. You had a wonderful and amazing celebration with all the friends and family last night, I have never seen anyone honored as you were. I know on Friday when my mom joined you that she said “Bobaloo” I didnt know you were here but sure glad to see ya. She may have even whispered “Lets go have a beer, wheres the salt?” Your sister in law forever and always…Margie

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