Thomas F. Kennedy, 86, managed IRS facilities

March 22, 2003

Thomas F. Kennedy, retired director of facilities management for the Internal Revenue Service, died of pneumonia Monday at Oak Crest Village retirement community in Parkville. He was 86.

Mr. Kennedy was born in Worcester, Mass., and raised in New York City, where he graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School. He attended New York University and during World War II, served as an Army gunnery sergeant in France, Italy and Germany.

After being discharged at war's end, he went to work for the IRS in facilities management. Before coming to Baltimore in 1958, he had managed IRS facilities in Manhattan and Syracuse, N.Y.

A longtime resident of the Stone Ridge section of Towson, Mr. Kennedy was director of facilities management for the IRS at the Fallon Federal Building in downtown Baltimore when he retired in 1986.

Mr. Kennedy was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

He was an active member of the Stone Ridge Improvement Association and the Greater Towson Community Association. He was also a member of the Towson Senior Rebels, a senior citizen group, and Digmma Alpha Omega Fratornity.

Mr. Kennedy enjoyed reading and collecting books devoted to American history. He also enjoyed tenpin bowling and was a member of several leagues.

He was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Towson where a Mass of Christian burial was offered Thursday.

Mr. Kennedy is survived by his wife of 45 years, the former Mary K. Spencer; a son, Marc R. Kennedy of Towson; a daughter, Anne K. Kennedy of Chevy Chase; a sister, Helena Smith of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and a grandson.

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