Christian Kennedy,

Obituary of Christian J. Kennedy,

Survived by: Mother Linda Kennedy, Father Patrick Kennedy, Brother Jean-Paul Kennedy, Sister Dr. Amanda Wilson, Brother-in-Law Dr. Scott Wilson, Nephew Morgan Wilson, Brother-in-Law Mark Jackson, Nieces: Cassandra Jackson, Jessica Jackson, Alexis Jackson and Madison Jackson. Predeceased by Brother Sean Kennedy, Sister Jennifer Jackson and Nephew Quinn Wilson. Christian leaves behind aunts, uncles, many cousins, two beloved dogs and a cat he loved to hate. Christian majored in music before embarking on what would become a career-long dedication to Criminal Defense work. He received a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice with High Honors from RIT, followed by Cum Laude graduation from Albany Law School and member of the Law Review. His formal legal experience began in 1997 with an internship in the New York State Defenders Association, which led to a Staff Attorney position with the Public Defenders office following his acceptance to the bar in 2000. In 2005 he began his private practice where he was admitted to practice law in New York State, United States District Court, Western District of New York, the United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. In 2019 he joined with fellow defense attorney Lindsey Pieper in a partnered law office. Christian will be remembered as a fierce friend and a fearless advocate for his clients. He was highly admired and respected in the legal community. In 2016 Christian was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Though he struggled with his illness, he fought the ensuing limitations by continuing to live his passions—including riding his motorcycle and playing the guitar. His enduring passion was the law, but his love of music and the arts enriched his life. We all mourn the sudden loss of our beloved son, brother, uncle, friend and colleague. Friends may call Thursday 4-8 pm at Farrell-Ryan Funeral Home 777 Long Pond Road. Memorial Service Friday 11:00 AM. Inurnment at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers please direct any memorial donations made in Christians honor to: Open Door Mission -156 N Plymouth Avenue, Rochester, NY 14608 Parkinson's Foundation - 200 SE 1st Street Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131
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Thursday
23
January

Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Farrell - Ryan Funeral Home
777 Long Pond Road
Rochester, New York, United States
Friday
24
January

Memorial Service

11:00 am
Friday, January 24, 2020
Farrell - Ryan Funeral Home
777 Long Pond Road
Rochester, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
2461 Lake Ave.
Rochester, New York, United States
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