Mark Thomas Kenny

December 29th, 1957January 4th, 2020

Mark Thomas Kenny, loving husband, proud father and devoted friend, transitioned peacefully in his Louisville home surrounded by his loved ones, on January 4, 2020 at the age of 62.

Mark was born in Orange, NJ to Carol (Yauch) and John Kenny. He was the third of nine children. He graduated from Columbia High School in Maplewood, NJ (1976) and went to college at St. Leo’s in Florida. Mark returned to NJ and was the Printing Salesman for the family-owned Kenny Press for over ten years. His adventurous spirit took him to La Jolla, California. There he began his career in computers and Computer Networking, but the mountains were calling him back to where he was happiest. In 2004, Mark moved to Colorado, a place he often visited and loved dearly. It became his home and where he fell in love with his soul mate, Martha (Gordge) Kenny. Their love of music, dancing, and sharing life together was further blessed by the birth of their beautiful daughter Jessica. Mark loved his “girls” and together they enjoyed exploring Colorado, traveling, camping, biking, visiting hot springs, and walking their dog Gracie. Jessica was the apple of his eye and they loved spending time together. They had their favorite rituals like weekly visits to Paul’s for coffee (the lifeblood of the family), eating too much ice cream and they were always on the hunt for the world’s best slice of pie.

Mark will forever be known for helping others. Friends and family knew they could call on him anytime and he could be depended upon to help. He was an active member of AA for over 32 years. He handed his life and his will over to the care of God, helped countless people and worked the program every day of his sobriety. He gave freely of what was given him. His generous, understanding and selfless ways welcomed all those who reached out to him. Martha would like to thank family and friends for their support during Mark’s illness, especially Bruce K., Mark D. and Karen “Mama Karen” N. for their unfailing friendship and dedication throughout this journey.

Mark Kenny is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Matthew G. Kenny. He is survived by his loving wife Martha and daughter Jessica, who will always be his shining star. His brothers and sisters: Carol (Will) Parker, John (Tammy) Kenny, Kevin (Doris) Kenny, Maryann Olsson, Peter (Kathleen) Kenny, Jeffery Kenny, Christopher (Alexis) Kenny, step mother Sandra Jean Kenny, step brother Dr Clifford Tribus, step sister Laura (John) Hingle, his in-laws William and Eunice Gordge, Janet (Mark) Cunningham, Wendy Gordge, Dennis (Melanie) Gordge, Sandra Basso and many loving nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of the following

Domus Pacis Family Respite: https://www.domuspacis.org/how-to-help/donations

Tru Hospice: https://www.trucare.org/product/donation/ 

Boulder County AA: https://bouldercountyaa.com/contribute

or American Cancer Society: https://donate3.cancer.org/?lang=en&_ga=2.16415550.901574760.1578702466-1825684157.1578702466

 

Services

A memorial service will be held at Rundus Funeral Home on January 25, 2020 at 1pm followed by a Celebration of Life at the Coal Creek Golf Course in Louisville at 3pm. 

Cemetery

None

Location

Rundus Funeral Home | Map

Church

None

Condolences

So sorry to learn about Mark. He was a wonderful man. We met in June of 1987 and celebrated our June anniversary for many years. Blessings to his family.
Mark was a great guy to work with, he was always going the extra mile and so incredibly friendly. As a friend I found him to be a great listener and he was always cheering me on. He will be greatly missed. I am so very sorry for your loss. Jenn Greene
So sorry to hear about Mark. We were part of a large group of singles in the San Diego area years ago, and I remember rafting and camping with Mark. He was a good guy, and we had a lot of fun. We have a picture board, and I looked closely at it when I heard this. There's a picture of Mark, part of our group, right before we went down the river.... Ed Van Herik
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