On the morning of March 24, 2024, Tom, age 71 passed away at home in Westfield, IN, after a short battle with cancer, surrounded by his family.

Tom was born in St. Louis, MO on August 20, 1952, son of Thomas M. and Dolores M. (Hoven) Kennedy, Sr. Tom was a graduate of Christian Brothers College High School (CBC) in St. Louis and graduated from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL with a degree in Mass Communications. Following graduation, he started his career with the St. Louis Soccer Stars as their Director of Public Relations. He loved soccer, as his dad was on the 1950 National Open Cup Champion team, sponsored by Simpkins Ford out of St. Louis. This was something Tom was always proud to talk about. He also loved to coach his “baby” brother Pat, as well as Corrin and Thomas when they started playing soccer.

He secured his dream job in 1980 working for Anheuser-Busch, working his way up to Sr. Key Account Manager, calling on Kroger, Marsh and Meijer in Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota and Michigan to name a few. He loved working for AB and did so for 28 years, retiring in 2008. You wouldn’t find a more loyal and dedicated employee.

After retirement, he continued his love for soccer and started refereeing for the CYO soccer games, eventually becoming the CYO assigner for all the games, which he loved to do. Another favorite, spending time at the lake house (fish shack) with family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Tom and Mother Dolores, father-in-law Herb Kunkle and mother-in-law, Catherine Leitch. He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 35 years, Lori, daughter, Corrin (Bryant) Allen, son, Thomas III and his fiance Libby Strohmeyer, granddaughters, Emerie and Payton Allen and his brother Patrick (Diana) Kennedy.

A memorial mass will be held on Friday, April 19, 2024 at 2:30 pm at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 14598 Oak Ridge Road, Carmel, IN. A Celebration of Life reception will be held at The District Tap, 3720 E. 82nd Street, Indianapolis following the service. Bring your stories, he deserves a good roast.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations, in memory of Tom, be directed to the Merciful Help Center or the National Lung Association.

Tom’s family would love to thank their family, friends and the medical staff, for the outpouring love, prayers and support throughout this past year.