Kenneth Miles "Ken" Schatz, 54, of Bedford, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012. He was born in Orange County, CA on Sept. 30, 1957, a son of Minnie Gallo Flanders and Robert Schatz and his wife, Mamie. Ken lived a simple life loving movies, his motorcycle and living in Bedford. He is survived by his wife, Sydney Simpkins Schatz; his daughter, Kami Schatz; grandson, Damien; two brothers, John Schatz and wife, Karen; Curt Schatz and wife, Kelly; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gardner and Lea Simpkins; his sisters-in-law, Courtney Garner and husband, Denny; Hunter Simpkins and husband, Patrick. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bedford Life Saving Crew or a charity or organization of choice. A memorial service was held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 29, 2012 at Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel, 1235 Walnut Street, Bedford. Immediately following the memorial the family will receive friends at the home of Sydney and Ken. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel, 1235 Walnut Street, Bedford, 540-586-7360.