OBITUARY

Thomas James Kennedy

July 23, 1946July 5, 2018

My husband Tom was the love of my life. It has been 47 years since we were first married and I look back over those years with so much happiness. He was a wonderful father to Kristen and Sherry and their families. He was also a very loving and caring grandpa to his grandson Christopher. He will be missed by so many, especially his twin brother Bill Kennedy and our extended family including his many nieces and nephews.

Tom and I were blessed to have met so many special friends along our life journey. Many of them from his 37 years working at Harley Davidson Inc. Tom was a loving husband who made sure our family was close, for family was everything to him. I will miss him dearly.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, July 17, 2018
  • Mass For Christian Burial Tuesday, July 17, 2018
  • Committal Service Tuesday, July 17, 2018
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Chuck ad Margaret Righi

July 18, 2018

Tom and Bill were our classmates in Cudahy High School all those years ago. We were very sorry to hear of his passing. Sending our condolences to Tom's wife and family and to Bill also. May Tom rest in peace.

Carole Gutowski

July 15, 2018

I went to high school with Tom and Bill. We hung around in the same group of friends. I recall being at football games, YMCA dances and just hanging out at friends house's. Good times. So very sorry to hear of his passing. Send my prayers to your family.

Carole Gutowski

Bill Kennedy

July 12, 2018


My memories of Tom span a lifetime and through out those years I will always remember him as more of a big brother than a twin. He taught me, fought for me, guided and celebrated with me. I couldn’t have had a better brother.

Jim & Alice Sorensen

July 12, 2018

Tom was a gentleman through and through.

When we got together with Tom and his family he was generous, gracious, understanding, and yes, he had that infectious laugh and smile.

Tom was simple in conversation and if he felt that there was too much information being shared he would use his famous phrase "stop it", followed "don't make me come over there", followed by his ever loving laugh and smile. When he shared stories of something going on in his life and got to the end I would ask, "what did they say?", and he would reply, "they said NO!", followed by his never to be duplicated laugh and smile. He was great at sharing a story, and the ending always made us laugh.

I worked with Tom at H-D and he taught me how to look at the big picture, and at times this included our expense reports :-) On the road Tom was always about family. He would call Sandy every day at a specific time, and after his phone call he would invite me up for refreshments and update me on all the ladies in his life - Sandy, Kristen, Sherry, and even Mollie the Collie. He loves them all.

Tom also shared stories of his brother Bill (talk about identical twins! After a few refreshments I wasn't sure which one I was talking with) whom he had a lot of respect for along with his nephew.

Sandy, we are so thankful to you and your family for sharing Tom with us and being a part of our lives. Tom will be missed, but always there in our hearts and memories. We offer you and your family our prayers of comfort, strength, and understanding. Psalm 23.

Diana and Norm Harms

July 12, 2018

Dear Sandy,

Our condolences to you and your family on the passing of Tom. We only knew him for a short while but considered Tom a great neighbor and good friend. We enjoyed the many times discussing the different places we both lived, traveling and of course wine.

We look forward to continuing those talks as soon as you can and want to.

Our deepest sympathy.

Diana and Norm Harms

Tim Fenton

July 12, 2018

Sandy, Kristen and Sherry,
Joan and I send our sincere condolences on the passing of Tom. We have fond memories of having you as neighbors when we lived in Olathe. Our boys were young, sherry and Kristen were our “across the street” baby sitters. Had a lot fun with Tom. The memories will always make you smile. Warm regards from Joan and I. God Bless.

Kathy Mueller

July 11, 2018

Tom and Sandy were our neighbors many years ago.......fortunately his brother Bill bought their house when Tom was transferred out of state. We got to remain friends thru Bill and Jan and have stayed in contact for many years. Tom will always be here in our hearts........

Mark Ransavage

July 11, 2018

I have fond memories of great times with Tom when we worked side by side as DM's. In fact, HDMC sent me to train with the best as they had me travel with Tom as a new DM(1989). I valued his input and advise throughout the years and admired his professionalism and work ethic. Tom's laugh was infectious. I am a better person to have known Tom. My condolences to Sandy and family. RIP my DM brother.

Trish & Bob Haggett

July 11, 2018

Dear Sandy, Kristin & Sherry - We are devastated to learn of Tom's passing. We have so many wonderful memories of our time together when you lived in Victor, New York. May God bless you and your family. Much love from Bob & Trish

Allen Schultz

July 11, 2018

So sorry to hear of Tom's passing. I only met him one time. I appreciate that he took the time and money to fly to Milwaukee to walk his sister Patti down the aisle at our wedding. He shared those duties with Bill. Patti could not have been prouder or more excited.. She was so happy that her brothers would do that for her. She loved Tom and always wished that he lived closer. R.I.P.