Michael J Kennedy, of Chiwawa River Pines, WA. died April 27th 2015. Mike, son of Beatrice Quintella and Dee Kennedy and loving husband of 50 years to Judi Kennedy, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife Judi, his sister Patty and children Stacie (Bruce), Scott (Kris), Michelle (Paul) and his “adopted” daughter Wendy. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Joshua, Sam, Cody, Riley, Adeline and Brady. Mike was born in 1942 in Vallejo California, graduated from Vallejo High School in 1960 and The California Maritime Academy in 1964. As a Merchant Marine, he worked in shipyards around the world and sailed on many ships throughout his career. After his family, Mike’s passion was baseball, he played throughout his childhood and early adulthood, turning that passion into coaching for over 20 years. He coached every age group taking his teams to All-Stars and Championships multiple times. When retiring in 2010 Mike turned his vacation home in Chiwawa River Pines, near Plain WA into his full time home, where he became actively involved in the Lake Wenatchee community. Nothing made him happier than feeding his birds, riding his tractor and smoking a cigar on his porch. His winter passions included snowmobiling and sitting at his fire-pit watching it snow. Mike was an avid Nascar fan, and looked forward to his trips to the track with his boys every year.
The Celebration of Life for Mike Kennedy will be held Saturday, May 9th at The Lake Wenatchee Rec Club. The LWRC building is located at the Lake Wenatchee State Airport; 14400 Chiwawa Loop Road. Mike’s family will be there to welcome you at 2:00, and the official celebration will begin at 3:00. The family asks for you to stay after for food, beverage and stories.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Lake Wenatchee Rec Club in Mike Kennedy’s honor, or gifting a living tree or plant for Judi’s yard. Cards may be sent to Judi and the family at 2355 Kinnikinnick, Leavenworth, WA 98826