Ari Kennedy, 31, died on 10 August 2023.
He was born in Santa Rosa, California, to William and Jill Kennedy. He attended school in Mesa, Arizona, with sister Kitty before going on to study criminal law and creative writing.
While he was a deeply private man, he was known to his few confidantes as a closed book with guilded pages, always willing to listen instead of talk. He will be remembered for his creative writing, his dark sense of humor, and his music with the ukelele.
Ari is survived by his mother Jill, his step-father John, and his sister Kitty.
A small, private viewing will be held 25 August 2023 at the Bunker Funeral Home, followed by a reception for family and friends. Donations to the Southern Poverty Law Center in his honor are appreciated.