In Memory of Kenny Silanskas

$11,890 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 124 people in 23 months
Katie Kenney
on behalf of Annette Silanskas
 BOSTON, MA
It is with great sadness that we learned today that Kenny Silanskas has passed away. This is a terrible loss for Kenny’s family, for us at  Acquia, and for the the Drupal community.

Lovingly known as webkenny to the Drupal community, Kenny joined Acquia in 2009 and helped to shape the rapidly growing Support Team. In 2013, Kenny began working at Blink Reaction as their Director of Technology.

Kenny was always trying to keep smiles on the faces of his friends and colleagues - like the time that Kenny came into the Acquia office dressed as the Tooth Fairy for halloween. He won the costume contest hands down.

Or the time  at Drupalcon Chicago when he demonstrated  the relationship of HTTP requests to Drupal and, in turn, to the external cache by having everyone shoot nerf guns as him. In Kenny’s words, “A human load test, if you will.”

It is hard to put into words a such a dynamic man - who was also an amazing singer and performer. You can hear his powerful voice singing Purple Rain at Drupalcon Denver. Some of you may even remember his performances from the Acquia trip to Puerto Rico in 2011.

As we mourn his passing and celebrate his life, please share this with friends of Kenny so they can make contributions if they wish.
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Hi All - A couple of people have asked, so just a quick update to let you all know that I am a friend of Kenny's, and his mother Anne (Kelley) Silanskas will receive all the funds that you have so kindly offered as a sign of love to Kenny.
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Thank you all for all the love sent to Kenny and his family.

Update:

Funeral from the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St [at Day Sq] EAST BOSTON Thursday morning, October 27, at 8:30. Funeral Mass in the Sacred Heart Church,45 Brooks St. East Boston, at 9:30, where Kenny received his First Communion. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Wednesday, October 26, 4 - 8 PM.

Read more: http://www.magrathfuneralhome.com/notices/Kenneth-Silanskas
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Raised by 124 people in 23 months
Created October 19, 2016
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Tanay Sai
23 months ago

Never worked directly with Kenny. But heard amazing things from my colleagues that say a lot about the good human being that he was. My condolences to Kenny's family. Stay strong.

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Anonymous
23 months ago
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Anonymous
23 months ago
EB
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Evan Brett
23 months ago
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Kenny, you were a wonderful, kind man, and I am so glad to have known you. Keep singing for us.

JS
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Jim Salem
23 months ago

Much love! You were a special, creative man that I'm glad to have known.

KM
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Kim Murdock
23 months ago

Words are insufficient to console you at this time. You are in my constant thoughts.

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23 months ago
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