W. Charles Kennedy, M.D., a Park Ridge resident of 46 years, passed away on February 8, 2013 with his loving family beside him. Beloved husband of Judith nee Lewis; Devoted father of Brigid (Chris) Smith, Carrie Kennedy, Charles (Julie) Kennedy, and Meghan (Jim) Malooly; Loving grandfather of Connor and Alexa Smith, Charlie and Grayson Kennedy, and Liam Malooly; Dear brother of Helen Jean (Robert) Westerman. Dr. Kennedy received his M.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and completed his residency in neurosurgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He served in the United States Air Force
as a neurosurgeon before entering private practice in Chicago and Arlington Heights, Illinois. He was a founder of Surgical Neurology Associates in Arlington Heights and served as President of the Medical Staff at Northwest Community Hospital. Dr. Kennedy was a tireless, compassionate leader in his profession and in the community. He served as a hospital board member for three years and as a Cook County delegate to the Illinois State Medical Society. When he retired from surgery he worked at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Neurosurgery Clinic for three years. He was also very active in the American Medical Association, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and was elected President of the the Illinois State Neurosurgical Society. He also served as President of the Park Lane Condominium Association and President of the Galena Territory Homeowner's Association. Visitation Wednesday, February 13, 3-8 p.m., at RYAN-PARKE FUNERAL HOME, 120 S. Northwest Hwy (2 blocks S. of Touhy), Park Ridge. Funeral Thursday, 9:30 a.m. prayers from funeral home, to Mary, Seat of Wisdom Church. Mass 10:00 a.m. Entombment All Saints Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Mary, Seat of Wisdom Church Building Fund, Northwest Community Hospital Foundation or
. Funeral info. 847.823.1171.