Kendall Reid Stacey, a member of the Class of 2008 at Menlo-Atherton High School, died of natural causes on June 28. Mr. Stacey, a native of Berkeley and a resident of San Francisco, was 26.
A celebration of Mr. Stacey's life was held in early July in Charlottesville, Virginia. A West Coast celebration will be held at a date still to be determined, the family said.
In addition to M-A, he was a graduate of The Nueva School in Hillsborough and San Mateo, and Boston University. He was a resident of Menlo Park at the time he was an M-A student, his father John M. Stacey Jr. said.
Mr. Stacey divided his time between California and Virginia, where his father lives. His interests included the beach, animals, skiing, lacrosse he was a member of M-A's varsity team and being with family and friends.
"Kendall lit up any room he entered and brought happiness, laughter and compassion to the many people he touched during his short life," his father said.
Mr. Stacey is survived by his father; his mother, Deborah K. Stacey; brother John M. Stacey III of Palo Alto; and members of his extended family in Virginia, Georgia, Ohio and Michigan.
The family prefers donations in his memory to Teen Challenge of North Central Virginia at teenchallengeva.org.