In Memory

David Kenney - Class Of 1970

David Kenney

Born 9-2-1952 Died 8-18-1996 in Yountville CA 


David Kinney joined the army in 1972 and became a
pharmacist technician. While in the army he developed a
brain tumor, but was operated on and thought to be in good

After he got out of the army he pursued his dream of being
a pharmacist, but the tumor returned. Dave died in a VA
hospital in 1996.                                                                                               


info provided by John Pursley on 9-13-10

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09/24/10 03:08 AM #1    

John Pursley (1970)

Better known to us Banana Brothers as "Davis Street Fred" Dave was , well, a little eccentric and could be a lot of fun, especially under the influence. His favorite word was f*** and he used it regularly. Dave was always self concious about his appearance and I recall one instance of him almost ripping his hair out when it wouldn't do exactly as he wanted. In fact we didn't cruise E-14th street that night because his hair wasn't processed.

Heck, if anyone ever knew Dave it wasn't like he was going to score with a member of the opposit sex. In fact the one time we were pretty sure he might was at Gerry Geiser's ('68) wedding. He and a lady were in the back seat of a car out in the street with windows fogged. Most of us at the wedding were thinking this could be the end of the 23 year-old virgin, but Ed Hall ('70) had other plans. It is amazing how quickly the romantic mood will change when the bright lights from a 1967 SS Impala are shining in the car windows.

Fred (Dave) was a funny person whether he tried to be or not. I think Monk could have learned a few things from him.

On a serious note, Dave was one of the smartest people I ever knew and would have made a heck of a pharmacist. I will always miss his stifled laugh.

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