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David C. Kenny


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David C. Kenny
January 3, 1945 - July 10, 2018

David Culver Kenny passed away on July 10, 2018. Dave was born on January 3, 1945 in Los Angeles to Dr. James M. Kenny and Shirley Culver Kenny. He grew up in Redlands, CA where he was student body president of Redlands High School and a member of the football team that won the Southern California championship in 1962. He attended Stanford University and Stanford Law School, where he served as an editor of the Law Review. His studies were interrupted by the Vietnam War, and Dave spent his Army career as a Sergeant in Panama and Ecuador. He then returned to Stanford to complete his law degree and clerked in the Legal Advisor's Office of the U.S. State Department. He practiced international banking law for nearly 40 years as a partner with the San Francisco law firm of Graham & James (subsequently Squire Sanders).
During his long career, Dave served as Chair of the San Francisco Bank Attorneys Association and was a member of the Financial Institutions Committee of the State Bar of California and of the California Bankers Association's State Governmental Relations Committee. He was also a member of the World Affairs Council of Northern California and of the International Diplomacy Council, and was a past president of the California Council for International Trade. He was very active in his community, and enjoyed coaching basketball at St. Vincent De Paul and serving as president of the Forest Hill Association.
Dave was a bon vivant in the true San Francisco tradition, an outdoorsman and a lover of the arts. He will be missed by many who appreciated his humor, intellect and joie de vivre. He is survived by his children, Bergen Kenny Woodbury and Brendan James Kenny, his former spouse Mary Nelson, his brother Patrick Kenny, his sister Linda Kenny (Sloan), his two beautiful grandchildren, Alexander John Woodbury and Mila Loreen Woodbury, and his longtime partner Georgia Callahan. In his retirement he traveled extensively and enjoyed hiking with family, friends and his beloved golden retriever.
A celebration of his life will be held later in the Fall. Contributions in his memory can be made to the Marin Agricultural Land Trust
Published in Redlands Daily Facts on July 29, 2018
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