Obituary: Kenney, Michael John | SierraSun.com

Obituary: Kenney, Michael John

Michael John Kenney, 47, passed away in the wilderness area above his home in Floriston on July 4.

Born Feb. 6, 1956 in Dublin, Calif. to John “Bill” and Mary Anne Kenney, Mike graduated from Encinal High School in 1974, and attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and UC Santa Barbara, majoring in Business.

He has been in construction for the last 10 years, and was former manager of the Longs Drug Stores for more than 10 years. A Truckee resident for the past 24 year, Mike came from Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Alameda, Calif.

Mike has been an active member of Boy Scouts of America, been an Eagle Scout, former scoutmaster in the Truckee/Tahoe City areas and also attended the Assumption Catholic Church in Truckee.

Mike was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish, hunt and hike the Sierras with his best buddy, his dog McGoo. He is survived by his parents John “Bill” and Mary Kenney of Alameda; sister Karen Kenney and her husband Steve Choy of Alameda; brother Patrick Kenney and his wife Diana of Alameda; sister Katy Kenney-Gorham and her husband Kevin Gorham of Alameda; four nieces and one nephew.

A memorial service will be held on today at the Encinal Yacht Club at 3 p.m. ((510) 522-3272 for directions). Contributions in his memory may be sent to: Boy Scouts of America, Alameda Council, 1714 Everett St., Alameda, CA. 94501; Girls, Inc. of the Island City, 1724 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda, CA. 94501; Humane Society of Truckee, PO Box 9041, Truckee, CA. 96161.

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Arrangements are being handled by the Truckee-Tahoe Mortuary.