Raymond P. Kenny, age 84, of New Smyrna Beach, Florida and Grand Beach, Michigan, died Thursday, February 22.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Ray earned an Electrical Engineering degree from the Fournier Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. He began his career in Chicago as an engineer with Motorola and then moved his family to California to work for Hughes Aircraft. He then began a long career as a marketing executive in the greeting card industry, working for Hallmark in Kansas City and American Greetings in Cleveland. He retired in 1997, spending time in New Smyrna Beach and Grand Beach.
A lifelong sports fan, Ray played basketball in college and was an avid golfer and tennis player. He closely followed his children’s and grandchildren’s sports activities, as well as those of the University of Notre Dame. Ray was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church and Smyrna Yacht Club.
Beloved spouse of the late Barbara (Clark), cherished son of the late Lauretta (Carmody) and Robert E. Kenny, he is survived by his seven children, Raymond, Jr. (Tiffiany) of Overland Park, Kansas, Kathleen (Kevin McMurtrey) of Greenville, South Carolina, Kevin (Carolyn) of Reno, Nevada, Nancy (William) Rudolph of Lakewood, Colorado, Timothy (Martina) of Bedford, New Hampshire, Sharon (Drew) Segadelli of Cataumet, Massachusetts, Jaynellen (Mike) Mikulski of Western Springs, Illinois; sister, Connie (Jim) Sullivan of Grand Beach, Michigan; 23 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandsons. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and friends. Ray was also very grateful for his many loving caregivers who attended him in the last year of his life.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 12:00 noon Wednesday, February 28 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Visitation will be held at 11 am at the church, prior to the mass.