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Mark Kennedy

Mark Kennedy (1950-2018) was one of the earliest members of OrigamiUSA. He was an OrigamiUSA Board Member and winner of both the Ranana Benjamin Teaching Award (2007) and the Michael Shall Volunteer Recognition Award (2018). He was a generous teacher with a warm disposition and sense of humor. He traveled the world attending origami conventions. Share your memories of Mark on this page.


I always felt like Mark and I were friends right from the start. His personality was like that. My heart goes out to Arlene and her family. They seemed to compliment each others lives. It is my hope that you can figure it all out in time, Arlene.

Mark was so giving. I look for certain people when I attend conventions and Mark was one of them. He was so willing to help and offer advice. He will be missed by many who called him friend. Arlene, my thoughts and prays are with you. We are now here to help you in any way we can.