St. Paul's Episcopal Church
520 Summit Street Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Saturday, Feb 06, 2010
Nov 17, 1941 - Feb 02, 2010
Residence in Winston-Salem, NC
Winston-Salem – Dr. Dennis Lawrence Kennedy, 68, passed away at his home on Tuesday, February 2,after a long courageous battle with cancer. Dr. Kennedy was born November 17, 1941 in Berwyn, IL, the son of Larry and Barbara Sladek Kennedy. A graduate of Riverside Brookfield High School in North Riverside, IL, he furthered his education at Wesleyan University, Middleton, Conn.; Michigan State University, where he was Phi Beta Kappa and the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill where he earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Kennedy came to Winston-Salem from Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. He became the Chief Psychologist at the Child Guidance Center and then shared a private practice with his wife, Elizabeth, until retiring due to his illness. He was an avid Carolina basketball, Chicago Clubs and Baltimore Ravens football fan. Dennis was a beloved son, husband, father and friend. Dr. Kennedy was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother, Barbara Kennedy; his wife, Elizabeth Carroll Kennedy; a son, Brian Kennedy (Debbie); a daughter, Katherine Kennedy Long (Tracy); three grandchildren: Duncan Kennedy, Kaitlin Kennedy, and Johnathan Long; a sister, Judy Brothers (Charles) and two nephews, Chris Brothers and Blake Carroll; four nieces: Erica Walters Brinson (Will), Lisa Walters, Samantha Shephard and Anna Shephard; brother-in-laws, John Carroll (Kris) and Earl Carroll; a sister-in-law, Frances Walters (Steve) and two great nephews, Jackson and Mason Brinson.. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 6, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Dr. Dennis Lawrence Kennedy to the National Leiomyo Sarcoma Research Foundation at NLMSF Donations, 18623 County Road 12 South, Foley, AL 36535-3738. The family would like to thank Dr. Wallace and his staff at Forsyth Medical Center and Hospice & Palliative Care of Winston-Salem for their compassion and the care shown to Dr. Kennedy and his family. Salem Funeral Home is assisting the Kennedy family.