2011-04-01 / Obits

Brian Michael Kennedy

Musician

Brian Michael Kennedy, 27, a former Rockaway resident, died March 8.

Kennedy was in Rockaway Beach on August 4, 1983. He played guitar in the band, “Everything Went Black.” He moved to St. Louis, Missouri, when he was 3-years-old. After he graduated from Fort Zumwalt South High School he helped form and play the guitar in several bands. Brian fought a two-year battle with cancer, never giving up hope.

Kennedy was preceded in death by his grandfather, John G. Kennedy, of Rockaway Beach.

He is survived by his wife, Esther (Wolter); parents, John W. and Judith A. (Coots) Kennedy; sister, Katherine Kennedy of St. Charles, Missouri; grandmothers, Alice Kennedy of Rockaway Beach and Ann Coots of Brooklyn, New York; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial mass in his memory will be held on Saturday, April 16 at 11 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church, Rockaway Beach.

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