By Don Sanford
It is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of long time Hoofer, MYC member and good friend Dennis Kennedy who died unexpectedly of cardiac arrest Sunday Feb 1st.
I met Dennis a number of years back at Hoofers while taking E scow lessons and sailed regularly with him for many years on several Hoofer boats. Dennis was active in the I20 fleet in its early years including competing at several regattas. He later joined with me and a few other friends to search for and eventually find a wood A scow to restore (later renamed to Cindy Lou) which he sailed both competitively as well as socially for many years.
Dennis was a regular on the Hoofer keelboat Soma, especially later in fall when the wind was up and the water cold. He was ann avid windsurfer, active Iceboater (Nite #113) and a regular fill-in crew on many boats.
Dennis was also very active in ski patrol at Cascade Mountain. Mostly however Dennis was a kind-hearted man who loved a good beer with friends.
We'll all miss his laugh and his optimistic attitude. His family will have a celebration of life on February 27th.