Kenneth W. Mooney, 79, of Riverside, died Nov. 28, 2020.

Mr. Mooney served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, where he was a helicopter pilot. He later received his M.B.A. from Harvard and was a retired healthcare consultant. He loved Irish music, telling stories and volunteering.

He was the father of Sean (Zelida), Suzanne and Scott Mooney; the grandpa of Naomi  and Sebastian Mooney and grand dog Jake; the brother of Stephen (Susie) and the late Lawrence Mooney; the uncle of many; and sweetheart of the late Mary Nakayama.  

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Church, 126 Herrick Road, Riverside. Please arrive by 9:45 a.m. to check in. Mass will be livestreamed at

Interment is on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W. Hoff Road, Elwood.

Online respects may be paid through the online guestbook at

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hines Fisher House at Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital in Ken’s memory.

Ivins/Moravecek Funeral Home, Riverside, handled arrangements.