Brian Kenworthy, 77, died Friday morning, April 16, 2021, at home after a short illness.
He was born in Ashton-Under-Lyne, Northern England in 1944. Brian started his career as an Aeronautical Engineer at age 19 as a student apprentice at BAC Warton in England. He lived and worked in Germany, Italy and Canada before becoming a United States citizen. Brian worked at Northrop Grumman on Long Island. Northrop Grumman sent him to a “temporary” job at Gulfstream and he settled in Savannah for the remainder of his life. He was a mentor to many aspiring young engineers. Brian was “old school” and hands-on. He considered engineering to be an art form. After retiring, he continued to work as a consultant designated engineer for the FAA.
An avid skier, sailor and cyclist, Brian took up running in his 50’s. He ran a marathon at age 60 and continued to run half marathons and local races, winning numerous awards.
In his early 70’s, he took an item off his bucket list by completing in eleven days the “Coast to Coast” walk in England, hiking on his own.
Brian had a longtime love for jazz and classical music. He sang for many years with the Savannah Symphony Chorus and, until the pandemic hit, with the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra. Brian also “tread the boards” in his 50’s with several starring roles in Asbury Theatre’s Gilbert and Sullivan productions.
He leaves behind his wife, Brenda Bloom Kenworthy of Savannah; sister, Anne Fowler (Doug), nephew Damen Fowler and niece Ruth Fowler (Craig Timmons), all of Fleetwood, England; brother-in-law, Harold Bloom (Linda) of Athens, Georgia, and sister-in-law, Judy Bloom of Savannah.
Remembrances: The Humane Society for Greater Savannah – 7215 Sallie Mood Drive, Savannah, Georgia 31406-3922.