Kenneth S. Armentrout Retired Lancaster City Lieutenant Kenneth S. Armentrout, 68, of Lancaster, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. Born in Pomeroy, he was the son of the late Russell and Catherine (Giannotta) Armentrout. Ken was the loving husband of Shirley J. (Yannetti) Armentrout, with whom he celebrated 44 years of marriage. Although Ken had many passions, his family and friends always came first. He loved to tell stories and entertain people with his humorous anecdotes. Ken was always willing to lend a helping hand and even with his busy schedule, he always made time for his children's activities, often attending in uniform. He loved his grandchildren and from the first grandchild on was known as "Grandfather." Ken proudly served his country in Vietnam from 1965 to 1969. He was an Aviation Ordnanceman on the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt and USS John F. Kennedy. Following his military service, Ken was a police officer
for the Lancaster City Police Department, retiring in 1990 as a Lieutenant after 20 years of service. During his career as a police officer, Ken was a bomb technician for the police department. He was the former owner and operator of K&S Photography in Lancaster. Ken was a private detective and did consulting work with Robson Lapina Forensic Engineers. He also worked for Rohrer's Hardware and Colt Plumbing. Ken participated in many organizations; he served as president of the USNA South Central Parent's Association, was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, coached a Little League baseball team in Lancaster, was a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council #867, participated in Pre CANA at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, was a member of the Social Justice and Social Welfare committee at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, was a Cub Master for Boy Scouts Pack #4, a charter member of the Italian Cultural Society, and served on the PTO at Wheatland Jr. High School. Ken also had a passion for motorcycles, planes, music, art, and photography. He was a member of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church. In addition to his wife Shirley, Ken is survived by a daughter, Angela M. Miller, wife of David, of West Lampeter Township and a son, Scott E. Armentrout, husband of Erika, of Millersville; six grandchildren, Alexis, Hailey, Jackson, Brett, Brooke, and Bridget. He was preceded in death by his brother, Edward Armentrout. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21st, at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 2427 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, PA 17601, with Rev. Peter I. Hahn as Celebrant. A viewing will take place from 9 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the Mass, at the church. Final farewell and commendation will be in St. Joseph's New Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum with Military and Police Honors. Memorial contributions in Ken's memory may be made to Hospice & Community Care, 685 Good Drive, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604; or to The Salvation Army, 131 S. Queen St., Lancaster, PA 17603. To send an online condolence, please visit: SnyderFuneralHome.com
Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 717-393-9661.