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Patrick Kennedy Announcement

It is with genuine sadness that I pass this news along. 

Patrick Kennedy passed away on December 28, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. following a battle with cancer.  This battle, or as he and his family described it "Pat's Unexpected Journey" was handled as Pat handled everything; with optimism, valor and a unfailing sense of humor. 

Pat was an ardent supporter of MSA, his clients and the interests of the construction industry.  When he spoke of his involvement with any group, it was always with pride and an expectation of the best. 

As I look at everything he did for us I know his achievements are matched in every other aspect of his life.  He was Vice President of Kraus Anderson insurance and was with the organization since 1985. He cared deeply about the Subcontractor community and cherished the many friendships he made. 

Pat has been active with MSA since 1993.  He served on the Board of Directors for many years and was a member when he passed.  He was President of MSA for two terms between 2006 - 2008.  During that tenure, he was very generous with his time as a committee member, a frequent contributor to our newsletter, event sponsor and as a presenter for a number of educations programs.  

Pat was always a valuable resource on construction insurance issues.  His knowledge and presentation skills were utilized by many professional organizations.  MSA recognized Pat with the presentation of its Champions Award in 2013.  Few can match his contributions, he was a truly exceptional person. 

CLICK HERE for funeral arrangements. 

We extend our deepest sympathy to Pat's family. We will all miss him.

Mike Schmaltz
Executive Director
MN Subcontractors Association

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