Robert L. Kennedy, beloved husband, father, brother and friend, unexpectedly passed away on August 29, 2013 at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was 41 years old.
Robert was born on January 21, 1972 in Boise Idaho to Gordon L. Kennedy and Cheryl A. Rasband. He married Sheri L. Gunlock on December 30, 1999 in a ceremony in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Together they brought into the world four beautiful children. Robert is survived by his wife Sheri, his four children; Aubrey, Jordan, Dalan, and Madison; his parents Gordon (ShirLene) Kennedy and Cheryl (Clyde) Rasband, and his four siblings; William (Julie) Kennedy, Paul (Emily) Craven; Taylor J. (Jessica) Kennedy and Cerra (Dillon) Hawkins; his in-laws Daren (Debbie) Gunlock; not to mention his countless other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Alonzo and Alta Kennedy and Joseph and Vera Dike, his uncles Blair Kennedy and Craig Taylor and his aunt Carol Beavers.
Rob lived life to the fullest. He had a big heart and an even bigger personality. To know Rob was to love him. To Rob, family and friends meant everything. There was nothing that he wouldn’t do for them. Rob grew up in Meridian Idaho and graduated from Meridian High School where he was an All-State basketball player. After high school he moved to Utah and graduated from the University of Utah. He loved all things Utes. He was a football season ticket holder until he moved to Arizona for work, but even then would make sure that he stayed fully connected and still attended any game he could. Rob was very successful in the banking industry, specializing in commercial real estate. He held several executive positions and his job ultimately took him to Arizona. Rob had a passion for golf. One of his favorite times of the year was the annual golfing trip that he shared with many of his family and friends.
A viewing will be held at Cannon Mortuary, 2460 E. Bengal Blvd. (7600 South) on Thursday, September 5 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. A graveside service for family and invited friends will be held Friday morning. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to any Mountain
America or America First Credit Union locations to the Robert Kennedy Memorial Fund for the benefit of his children.