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William Kenna

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – William Patrick Kenna, age 59, of Lower Lake, Calif., passed away on Feb. 7, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. at Kaiser Hospital in Santa Rosa, Calif., after a lengthy illness.

Patrick was born in Albany, NY to James and Virginia Kenna.

He was an avid environmentalist, and served for some time as director of several non-profit organizations. He was was the owner/operator of Earth Goods, in Middletown, Calif.

Additionally, W. Patrick Kenna was a champion of the rights of crime victims. Patrick was the petitioner in Kenna v. United States District Court, 435 F.3d 1011 (9th Cir. 2006), in which the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld and clarified for the first time the rights of crime victims under the U.S. Crime Victim’s Rights Act.

William Patrick Kenna is preceded in death by his father, James M. Kenna Sr.; his mother, Virginia Louise Beinkafner Kenna; and his sister, Eileen Landis (Bill) of Hershey, Penn.

Patrick is survived by his wonderful best friend and ex-wife Joanie Chung of Los Angeles; a son, BouJeloud Reed (Julianna) of Loudonville, New York; and two grandchildren.

He also is survived by a sister, Nechama R. (Margaret Mary) Kenna of Feura Bush, New York; brother, James M. Kenna Jr. of Tipp City, Ohio; sister, Michele K. Martin (Pat) of West Hartford, Conn.; sister, Charlene K. Reedy (Pat) of Buffalo, New York; brother, Brian J. Kenna of Ithaca, New York; sister, Ellen T. Kenna of Kenai, AK; and brother, Timothy M. Kenna (Sara) of Hood River, Ore.

Survivors also include aunt, Sister Lorraine Beinkafner of Croton-on-Hudson, New York; an uncle, Paul Beinkafner (Kathy) of Clintondale, New York; aunt, Marge Beinkafner of Latham, New York; and several nieces and nephews.

The family of Patrick wishes to extend their most sincere and heartfelt thanks to his many dear friends in the Lower Lake and Middletown communities and surrounding areas; in particular Chef Steve, Valerie Tenneson, Marta Williams, Terry Hoberg and Cynthia Smith.

The family also wishes to convey its appreciation to the professionals at Kaiser Hospital in Santa Rosa, as well as to Jeanette Sousa and the wonderful team at Jones and Lewis Funeral Home in Lower Lake.

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