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Tom Kennedy, b. Oct 8,1960 d. April 12, 2009, loved by all – missed by all

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Tom Kennedy

Rest in Peace

October 28th, 1960 to April 12th, 2009

Tom’s life was tragic cut short on April 12th, while he was body surfing in San Francisco; drowned by rogue wave and the rip-tide that took him out. Tom is survived by his wife, Haideen, his mother Pat, his sister Margret, and his two brothers Matt and Andy.

Haideen thanks all for the thoughts and asks all to send good thoughts out to his surviving Mom, and family.

Haideen also asks those that wish to do something to keep alive Toms spirit they should check out the Nonviolent Peaceforce. Tom especially loved the Texas chapter, the group really lives Tom’s ideals internationally in its daily actions and deeds.

Plans are afoot by friends for a grand memorial service in the SF Bay Area on May 1, and Houston ( likely likely May 8th during the Houston Orange Show ( a art car festival and parade ), as well as a family gathering in his home town of Portland.
Tom is to be cremated.

Details on the May 1 memorial service in Oakland at American Steel will emerge here at and at Laughing Squid
You can comment and send your thoughts and love to all close to Tom at or email

For those that offer help with the Bay Area event please email