In Memoriam: Bruce Shawn Kennedy, MD
November 10, 1953 -- July 10, 2007
Dr. Bruce S. Kennedy, 53, a prominent plastic and reconstructive surgeon and active member of the Daytona Beach, Florida, community, passed away suddenly on July 10, 2007. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. (ET) on Friday, July 13, 2007 at Seabreeze United Church of Christ in Daytona Beach, Fla. with Rev. Don Epps officiating.
A graduate of Tufts Dental and Medical School, and the University of Miami, Dr. Kennedy maintained a private practice in Ormond Beach, Florida, and was an active member on the Board of Commissioners for the Halifax Community Health System. He joined the Board in 2002, and served in numerous capacities including Treasurer since 2004. He was also a member of the Daytona Beach Planning Board, the Florida Medical Association and the Volusia County Medical Society.
Dr. Kennedy was born in Berkeley, California, and relocated to Daytona Beach in 1986. Dr. Kennedy was a selfless philanthropist, frequently donating both time and money to various organizations to help promote the Daytona Beach area. He was very active in several local community organizations including The Stewart Marchman Center.
In addition to his many professional accomplishments and charitable endeavors, Dr. Kennedy had a passion for the sport of auto racing and was a well regarded member of the NASCAR community. He was also an avid outdoorsman and fitness enthusiast, who greatly enjoyed fishing, biking, water sports and triathlons.
Dr. Kennedy was first and foremost a loving husband and father, dedicated to his wife of nearly twenty years, Lesa; and son, Benjamin (Ben). He is also survived by his parents, Don and Nancy Kennedy; sisters, Laura Nagel and Jane Cozart; and brother, Patrick.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Halifax Medical Center Foundation, c/o Dr. Bruce Kennedy Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 9718, Daytona Beach, Florida 32120. For more information, call (386) 254-4111. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.lohmanfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are under the careful direction of Lohman Funeral Home Daytona.