Kenneth A. McGivern|
Kenneth A. McGivern, beloved father and grandfather, passed away on November 21, 2013 at the age of 94.
Born in September 1919, Kenny was raised in Great Falls, Montana, eventually joining the "Three C's" at the age of 16 as a truck driver, sawyer, and axeman. Kenny joined the U.S. Navy in 1938, defending his country throughout World War II and departing at the culmination of the war as a Chief Boatswain Mate with five medals, seven Bronze Battle Stars, and two Presidential Unit Citations with Battle Stars. After serving his country, Kenny worked at the Atlantic Foundry for 32 years and then served as a reserve police officer in the City of Akron for 29 years.
Ken was preceded in death by his wife, Harriet McGivern, and daughter, Kenna Jackson. Ken left behind sister, Margaret Tokerud; daughters, Tammie McGivern (Vicki Miller), Lori Thompson (Ray), Starr Nelson (Jack); grandchildren, Lauren, Kym, Kellee, James, Randy, Tammie, Steven; and many great grandchildren.
Throughout his life, Kenny enjoyed bowling, golfing, and shooting, a family tradition that began with his grandfather, the sharp-shooter Ed McGivern.
Ken will be memorialized at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery and there will be a celebration of his life at a later date; donations can be made to Akron General Visiting Nurse Hospice Center (3358 Ridgewood Rd., Akron, OH 44333) in honor of Kenny. ADAMS MASON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 330-535-9186
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Nov. 24, 2013