Richard Tilghman Paca Kennedy ’58 died on his 69th birthday on April 16, 2005, at his home in New York, New York.
Born on April 16, 1936, in Upland, PA, he prepared for college at Episcopal Academy in Overbrook, PA, and became a member of Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1959 as a member of the Class of 1957, he was associated with Channel 13/ WNET New York, with which he became a writer and a producer. He helped develop Time-Life Films, introducing BBC films to television audiences in this country. He also was involved in buying the rights to older movies for Corinthian Broadcasting, a network of CBS stations. Most recently, he was the creator of Cabaret Thirteen, which featured the performance of songs by singers who then talked about their careers and outlooks on life. He was a member of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in New York. Surviving are two brothers, Anthony Kennedy III ’53 of Rock Valley, PA, and Jackson W.T. Kennedy of Toms River, NJ; six nephews and nieces, including Caroline Kennedy Stone ’82 and Alisa Kennedy Gagel ’84; an uncle, The Reverend Canon Albert W. Tarbell ’32 of Albuquerque, NM; and eight grandnephews