Robert S. Kennedy ’60 died on June 1, 2016, in Encinitas, California.
(The following was published in The San Diego Union Tribune on June 19, 2016):
Robert Stewart Kennedy September 17, 1938 – June 1, 2016 Encinitas Robert Stewart Kennedy was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1938 to his father Robert and mother Beatrice Kennedy. Bob graduated from Bowdoin College in Maine where he starred in football, hockey and baseball. After graduation, he was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in baseball and admitted to Boston College Law School. Bob played for the Cubs’ minor league affiliates for 3 years as a catcher and attended law school. After injury derailed his baseball career, Bob graduated from law school and moved to La Jolla, California and became the football coach and a history teacher at La Jolla Country Day School. He then met the love of his life Betsy and they were married in 1966. Bob was an accomplished attorney for 30 years and excelled as a trial lawyer advocating for victims of corporate greed as a founding partner of Kennedy, Crockett, Dougherty & Hildre in San Diego. After retiring, Bob became an accomplished artist focusing on watercolors. Bob enjoyed painting, watching his Red Sox and Chargers and being with his family. He succumbed to illness on June 1, 2016 and is survived by his wife Betsy, sons Scott and Bobby, granddaughter Sara, sister Janet Campbell and brother Richard Kennedy. He will be remembered as a compassionate man who touched many lives with his wisdom and humor.