Francis Kennedy, M.D.

Obituary of Francis Bryan Kennedy, M.D.

KENNEDY FRANCIS BRYAN, M.D. Of O’Hara Township, died on December 4, 2020, beloved husband of Margaret Ann Kennedy for 61 years; cherished father of David B. Kennedy of WV, Mary K. Adamis M.D. of CA, (Anthony Adamis M.D.), Jeanne M. Kennedy of PA and Daniel B. Kennedy of GA, (Lisa Kennedy), loving grandfather of Peter and Alexandra Adamis and Erin, Ryan, and Lauren Kennedy, brother of Ann Kennedy Dickinson (Breese DDS) and uncle of several nieces and nephews. Dr. Kennedy was a magna cum laude graduate from the University of Notre Dame in 1950. He received his M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1955 where he was President of the AOA Honor Medical Society. Dr. Kennedy served two years in the U.S. Navy. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at St. Francis General Hospital in Pittsburgh between 1955 and 1959. His fellowship in cardiology was completed at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1961, and he was senior resident in medicine at the Philadelphia General Hospital from 1961 to 1962. Dr. Kennedy established a superb reputation as a leading member of the Pittsburgh cardiovascular community. He was an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Kennedy served many years on the Executive Committee of UPMC St. Margaret Memorial Hospital and was President of the Medical Staff and member of the Board of Directors; he was Chief of Cardiology and Director of Intensive and Intermediate Care Units there. He actively participated in postgraduate education and received the Best Teacher Award by the family practice residents at UPMC St. Margaret Memorial Hospital on multiple occasions. He was also the recipient of the Physician of Distinction Award from that institution in 1992. Dr. Kennedy was active in professional and scientific societies including the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association and its Council on Clinical Cardiology and the American College of Physicians. He was a past Vice-President and President of the Western Pennsylvania Heart Association. In retirement, Dr. Kennedy enjoyed family, friends, travel and golf. His passion for reading was evidenced by his binders detailing all of the books he enjoyed on a weekly basis from the local library. There will be no visitation. Friends are welcome to attend Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph O’Hara Twp. 342 Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15215 Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Dr. Kennedy will be laid to rest privately. Memorial donations may be made to the UPMC St. Margaret Foundation, 815 Freeport Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15215. Arrangements by McCabe Bros., Inc. Tributes and condolences may be made at