KENNEDY, Robert E. Jun 5, 1939 Nov 30, 2012 Robert Kennedy, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away Friday November 30th. Born in Santa Monica, and raised in Anaheim, CA Bob graduated from Loyola of Los Angeles and married Mary Johnson in 1961. They moved to Notre Dame, where he received his Ph.D. in Physics in 1966. He spent the next 44 years at Creighton University in a variety of roles including Chairman of the Physics Department, Faculty President, award winning teacher, and mentor to several generations of faculty. He completed his career serving as Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences for two years. Bob was a gentle man, always thinking of others. He had quick wit, and loved to keep people laughing and on their toes. Happy and productive until the end, in the past few years he published a book on Einstein, celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary with Mary, and was able to spend considerable time with his five children, their spouses, and his seven grandchildren. He is survived by wife, Mary E. Kennedy; sons and daughters-in-law: Robert E. Kennedy III, Christopher J. and Michelle Kennedy, Michael J. and Amy Kennedy; daughters and son-in-law, Erin M. and Peter Shearer, Shannon Kennedy; grandchildren: Jacob, Maddie, Ellie, Sophie, Serena, Christian, and Brynn; brother, John Kennedy (Max); nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Wednesday, December 5, 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, 7805 West Center Road, with VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. FUNERAL MASS Thursday, December 6 at 10am at St. John Catholic Church at Creighton University, 2500 California Plaza. Private Interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Creighton Physics Department or Boys Town.
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