John T. “Tom” Kenny, 71, former longtime resident of River Forest, died peacefully, surrounded by his family on Aug. 19, 2010 in Madison, Wis., after a courageous battle with cancer.

A respected member of the Chicago business community, Mr. Kenny specialized in executive search. He was a former teacher at St. Ignatius Prep High School and a board member of the Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago.

Tom Kenny is survived by his wife, Margaret (nee Phillips); his sons, Timothy (Jamee) and Kevin Kenny; his grandson, Hunter; and his siblings, James, Mary (the late Fred) Reed, Michael and Patrick (Lisa) Kenny. He was preceded in death by his parents, John F. and Patricia (nee Quenan) Kenny, and his sister, Mary Patricia Kenny.

Visitation was held Aug. 23 at Woodlawn Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated Aug. 24 at St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church in River Forest. Interment took place privately. The family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago. For more information, visit

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