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Jerry Michael Kenny

March 6, 1938 ~ November 10, 2017 (age 79)

The Piano Brothers

GREENSBORO Jerry Michael Kenny, beloved hus band, father, grandfather and friend, quietly passed away at his home Friday, November 10, 2017. He was born March 6, 1938 in Chicago, IL to the late John and Catherine Kenny. Jerry proudly served as a member of the U.S. Army and graduated from the University of Illinois in 1964. His career began in the railroad industry as a labor negotiator and led him to found Horizon Tool, Inc. in 1984 with friend and business partner, Michael Brock. He retired in 2004 and became active in helping his children renovate their homes and improve their lives. Love for family drove Jerry throughout his life. A Chicago native, his passion for Chicago sports teams bordered on unhealthy at times, but nothing made him happier than a Bears win. He was indeed "larger than life" and no one that ever met the "Big Guy" could ever forget him. He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Nancy and Marilyn. He is survived by his wife, Sigrid, brother Paddy (Marnee), children Kimberly, Sean (Teresa), Matt (Lisa) and Margaret (Clint); grandchildren Rush (Melissa), Lindsay, Ryan, Dillon, Mikaela, Zoe, Maren, Sydney and Owen; great-grandchildren Jason and Cohen; business partner and friends, Michael and Flossie Brock. The family will hold an Irish wake over the holidays to celebrate Jerry with drink, food and stories. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Wounded Warriors Project. Arrangements entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel of Greensboro, NC.


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