Farewell to funeral-home founder & West Seattle legend

Howden-Kennedy Funeral Home founder Dick Kennedy has been laid to rest, less than a week after passing away at Providence Mount St. Vincent, so close to his well-known business at Fauntleroy/Alaska. The P-I just posted an article about his memorial service; here’s Mr. Kennedy’s obituary on the Howden-Kennedy site.

1 Reply to "Farewell to funeral-home founder & West Seattle legend"

  • Fiona October 26, 2007 (12:15 pm)

    I was able to work for the funeral home for a few years just after the Kennedy’s had retired and they were the most incredible people. They lived in a lovely home on Admiral Way, by the viewpoint (they would have appreciated 30 mph) and loved the view. They were so involved in the West Seattle Community, especially taking care of their friends when family members passed on. They saw the funeral business as a ministry and community rather than a corporate endeavor. When you cross the bridge, say a little thank you to Dick, that you don’t have to wait for the low bridge to close!

  • Wayne October 26, 2007 (8:31 pm)

    Dick and Arlene took great care of our family in difficult times of losing loved ones. Just being around Dick made you feel a little bit better, he just had that way about him. When he handled my father’s services in 1995, he hadn’t seen me in over 15 years, yet knew exactly who I was the second he saw me. Godspeed and good times Dick. Thanks for everything.

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