Rochester, NY: Kenneth died February 1, 2023 peacefully at home in his sleep at age 67. Ken is predeceased by his mother in law, Carolyn V Ferris, (who he called Mom because she loved him like a son). He is survived by his wife of 49 years Rosemary; his son Kenneth (Gwen) Rivers; his daughter Carolyn (Marc) Schell; three amazing grandchildren Ari and Janelle Rivers and Adalyn Schell; sister in law (like a sister) Deborah Ferris, brother in law David (Debbie) Ferris; two nieces and three nephews.
This man met his wife at age 12, dated at 14, married at 18 yrs old. This man said he never had a family until he met mine. They took him in and loved him and in return he did the same for them. This man was the hardest working man. He worked 2 -3 jobs at a time to take care of me and his children who were his life. He was their baseball, bowling, and soccer coach. He never missed his daughter’s soccer games from 4 yrs old to college. He was his son’s fishing and hunting Buddy right to the end and his grandchildren’s Proud Grand Pa Pa of Ari and Janelle and Adalyns Friday date night at McDonalds. This man was incredibly kind, easy going, and generous; always willing and ready to help his family and anyone who called anytime. He always loved and cared for his sister in law Debbie (Sunday night dinner partner) and his nephews and niece (Sam, Devon, and Carolina). This man loved his family, loved fishing and hunting with his son Kenny. He loved telling corny jokes and loved to scorch us all especially his daughter Carol. He truly loved them both!!! He loved McDonald’s, Bill Grays, and Texas Road house. This man will be missed by his family and CoCo every second of every minute of every hour of everyday!! This man Loved and was very Loved!!!!
Carol and family I am so beyond sorry for your loss. Your dad was hilarious and so kind I remember him being our taxi driver to and from the cardiology Christmas party on a snowy night he definitely had the best jokes. He will be so missed and to read about him and your mom makes me so so happy but it’s so bittersweet. Thinking of you all .
Kenny was one of my first friends when we moved to Murray St. I was 11 and Kenny was 10.
We played baseball, went fishing riding to Russel Station on our bikes.
So many memories of those times.
I remember when you two met.
Thanks to you and your family he found a beautiful life.
Kenny had it hard but you guys blessed him with happiness.
My condolences to you and your entire family.
My deepest sympathies on the loss of such a devoted and loved man. No words can ease your pain. My hope is that your happy memories will bring you comfort and the love of each other will support you all.
I’m so sorry for all of your loss. I always loved coming over to spend time with all of you! Kenny was an amazing man! Love you guys and sending you lots of prayers!!
Rosemary, I cannot even begin to say how sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for your entire family. I have so many beautiful memories of both of you that will always be cherished. I can still see him at Holy Apostles in the parking lot below our classroom singing “ Love grows where my Rosemary goes”. He was a wonderful man and wonderful husband, I’m so glad he was a part of you’re partner for life.
Awe Kenny you’ll be so missed. I was so glad to have found you after all these years. So now I’ll sit in the back room of my mind going through all those great memories you helped create. Ours was a friendship like no other with the 4 of us. Whip pitch, football, K.P.A.A softball. Riding bikes all over this city from sun up, until lights came on. fishing in Seneca pond and Russell’s station then throwing our fish to the polar bears. Youngest of us all Damn it. I could sit and reminisce f hours with all us four have done together. So I’ll just say Kenny there was never a truer , Kinder Friend that you could always count on and you DON’T find that kind of friendship any more. Well dear Friend I will see you soon until then Don’t bust the Big Guys chops. With all my heart aching as it is at the loss of a friend I want you and your precious family to know i will always Love and Miss you Kenny. Rosemary again it’s been a Loooooooooooooooong journey for us all. Thank You for taking care of my Friend.
R.I.P Old Friend
Rosemary, I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Kenny’s smiling face and wonderful sense of humor. He was a gem. My condolences to you and your family.
I’m sorry for your loss and always have beautiful memories of your dad at soccer and as a coach