Brian Tyler Kenny, 52, of Parker, CO passed away on January 26, 2023 of complications due to cancer. Brian is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Veronica, and their three children Kaelynn Mae (23), Tyler (20), and Noah (17), to whom he was a loving and dedicated husband and father. He is also survived by parents Roger and Linda Kenny, sister Melinda (Curtis), and numerous members of extended family and adoring students.
Brian was the oldest of two children of Roger and Linda Kenny, born on March 30, 1970 and adopted that September. In his youth in Hauppauge, New York, he was a swimmer and later water polo player. His love for the water would lead him to a swimming scholarship at Queens College in New York as well as to Ocean Beach as a lifeguard, and again into coaching. He would finish his Masters of Education at Florida State University in 1994, playing water polo for the team. After this, he returned to New York and Ocean Beach where he would meet Veronica, his future wife.
Brian and Veronica moved to Pennsylvania, then Maryland, before finally settling in Colorado to raise their family. He was a devoted father and supported his kids in all they did, whether it was music, sports, moving to France, going to college out-of-state, or rides home from friends’.
He was a teacher for 17 years at Antelope Ridge Elementary School in Aurora. Brian loved teaching and remembered every student by individual nicknames. Brian had a way of making every student feel like they mattered. His students and coworkers will remember him fondly as a favorite teacher, the funniest coworker, and a friend to all.
Brian loved to travel and learn new things with his family. Over the years, Brian traveled to 42 states in the USA, Canada, Mexico, St. Lucia, and the Dominican Republic. He especially loved New Orleans and Lake Tahoe. Traveling wasn’t just about seeing new things, but trying new things. He loved to compare barbecue and ice cream across the country. A sports fan, Brian was lucky to see games at many baseball stadiums and was always looking forward to the next one! He even saw the Louisville slugger factory. A lifelong dream to go to his Irish Homeland was never realized, but in death all things are possible. We are sure he is pub crawling through the green countryside in heaven!
Brian was a true follower of Jesus in every way. His heart was true, his love for others immeasurable, his patience never ending. He will be forever missed.
In memory of Brian, his family intends to plant an evergreen tree. Gift cards to Pine Lane Nursery are appreciated in lieu of flowers.