John B. (Jack) Kenny
October 21, 1925
March 27, 2013
Resident of San Leandro
Jack passed away peacefully at home at the age of 87. He was married for 59 years to the love of his life, Jane O'Brien. He is also survived by his 6 children, Susan (Gene) Hudlow, J. Bryce (Gail) Kenny, Bill Kenny, Katie (Michael) McGreevy, Patty (Dirk) Metcalf, Mary Kenny, and 10 beautiful grandchildren, Jonathan (Jenna), Rachel, Abigail and David Hudlow, Heather and Reed Kenny, Conor and Finn McGreevy, and Kendra and Kylie Metcalf.
Jack was born at Fabiola Hospital in Oakland to John Patrick Kenny and Virginia Buckmaster Kenny. He attended Fremont High School and enlisted in the U.S. Marines at the age of 17. He served in the Pacific Theater during WW II. He worked at the Naval Air Rework Facility in Alameda and retired after 34 years.
He was a longtime member of the YMI and a faithful member of St. Benedict's parish in Oakland. He enjoyed volunteering at the St. Vincent's Kitchen, bowling with the SIRS, skiing up to the age of 83, biking along the San Leandro Marina, playing cards with friends at Mission Bay, and salmon fishing with his son in Trinidad. He spent many summers at the family cabin near Downieville, CA and loved being in the mountains.
He will be remembered as a loving husband, a wonderful father and grandfather, and a good and loyal friend to many.
A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Benedict's (82nd Ave.and Bancroft in Oakland) at 11:00am on Monday, April 1, 2013. His urn will be interred at St. Mary's Cemetery in Oakland. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Grant Miller John Cox
510-451-6434 FD 171
Published in Inside Bay Area on Mar. 30, 2013