Terence Kennedy, financial consultant, dies

He had been an adjunct faculty member of Stevenson University

  • Terence Kennedy
Terence Kennedy
August 19, 2011|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | Baltimore Sun reporter

Terence Kennedy, a financial consultant and adjunct faculty member of Stevenson University, died Aug. 12 of heart failure at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 73.

The son of a construction worker and a telephone operator, Mr. Kennedy was born and raised in Jersey City, N.J., where he graduated in 1956 from St. Peter's Preparatory School.

After attending college for two years, he enlisted in the Army in 1959, where he attained the rank of specialist working in communications. He was discharged in 1964.

He returned to college and earned a bachelor's degree in 1966 in business from St. Peter's College in Jersey City. After earning a master's degree in business in 1968 from New York University, he worked for several financial institutions in New York City and New Jersey.

He later was vice president of finance at Jersey City Medical Center before moving to Towson in 1973, when he was named vice president of what is now Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

In the early 1980s, he established Kennedy Associates in Parkville, which provided financial consulting services primarily to churches and nonprofits that provided services to the needy such as Project Plase and the Fuel Fund of Maryland.

For 24 years, Mr. Kennedy taught accounting classes at Stevenson University and had not retired at his death.

He was a volunteer mentor at Project Plase and Jacob's Well.

The longtime Parkville resident enjoyed photography, tennis, reading and vacationing in Ocean City. He was also an avid Orioles and Ravens fan.

Mr. Kennedy was a communicant of St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church in Parkville, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered Thursday.

Surviving are three sons, Terence Kennedy of Parkville, Kevin Kennedy of Abingdon and Tim Kennedy of Charlotte, N.C.; two daughters, Debbie Kennedy of Baltimore and Karen Kennedy of Timonium; and seven grandchildren. An earlier marriage to the former Patricia Purcell ended in divorce.


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