Kenneth L. Kinkead

Born: Wed., Jan. 13, 1943
Died: Sun., May 19, 2019


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., May 23, 2019
Location: Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home

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     Kenneth L. Kinkead, 76, of Hollidaysburg, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2019, at his home.
     Born Jan. 13, 1943, in Clearfield, he was the son of Chester B. Kinkead and the former Josephine H. Mackie.
     Ken was married to the former Sue M. Tears on Jan. 24, 1964, and shared 51 years of marriage until her passing on Feb. 1, 2015. In addition to his parents, Ken was also preceded in death by a son, Dennis L. Kinkead, in October of 1971, and a sister, Helen C. Stover, in 1987.
     He was a 1960 graduate of the Jersey Shore High School and a 1962 graduate of Williamsport Technical School (Penn College).
     Ken and Sue lived in Jersey Shore for the first 23 years of their married life, then moved to Hollidaysburg in 1987. He worked for the railroad his entire career retiring from Norfolk Southern Hollidaysburg Car Shops when they closed.
     Ken enjoyed trips to Walt Disney World, camping, Pittsburgh Steelers football, Penguins hockey and NASCAR. Earlier in his life he was an avid golfer.
     Ken is survived by his daughter Helen S. (Daryl) Marden, of Jersey Shore; a granddaughter, Christine M. (Rob) Woods, of Lock Haven; and two great-grandchildren, Garrett and Arwen Waite.
     A time of visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday evening, May 23, at Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore.
     He will be laid to rest privately next to his wife in the Jersey Shore Cemetery.

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Will Renninger
   Posted Wed May 22, 2019
My sincere condolences to Ken's family. I was Ken's boss at Hollidaysburg from 1990 until 2000 when I retired.
When Ken was in charge of the receiving dock, I never had to worry. I always knew everything would get done safely and that Ken would always do the job right. If Ken was on vacation or off for some other reason, I missed him because he was the type of person you could depend on.
I could also depend on Ken to tell me if something wasn't quite right and should be fixed, changed or adjusted. We would discuss the problem and , much more often than not, I would agree to Ken's suggestions because he was correct. I thank him for that.
I often told Ken that I appreciated his help at work and wanted to be sure his family understood how much I valued him.

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