KENNETH L. ENOCH, born on January 14, 1925, passed into the loving arms of God on November 6, 2013 in Cypress, Texas. Ken was born in Little Washington, PA to Lloyd and Helen Enoch and spent his youth in Youngstown, Ohio.|
Ken leaves to mourn his passing Barbara, his loving wife of 58 years, his children and their spouses, Kendra Plath(Paul), Craig(Shirl), and Michael, his grandchildren, Nicole, Hannah, Kenneth and Michael, his great grandchild, Aubri, his sister, Dorothy Lepore and numerous other family members and friends whom he loved.
He proudly served in the US Air Force during World War II and the Korean conflict, where he was a POW in solitary confinement for 20 months.
In 1954, while he was stationed at Harlingen Air Force Base in Texas, Ken met the love of his life, Barbara Wilson. They married in 1955 and moved to Houston in 1960 to raise their family. He enjoyed dancing, traveling, painting, crossword puzzles, Sudoku and annual pilgrimages to Wurstfest.
Ken graduated Cum Laude from Youngstown State University in 1960 with an Electrical Engineering degree and he was a Texas State Licensed Professional Engineer; a member of IEEE and a master electrician. He was employed by Fish Engineering.
Prior to joining St. John Lutheran Church, Ken was a longtime member of St. James Lutheran Church, where he sang in the choir and served on many committees.
Ken is resting peacefully in Heaven. Always the life of the party, he was a kind soul with a cheerful disposition and a wonderful sense of humor. Ken lived his life well and left his family and friends with many happy memories.
Barbara and her children wish to thank Jerry and Gloria Leffingwell for the countless hours of care and support in their times of need.
Visitation will be held Monday, November 11th, from 6:00 until 8:00 at Klein Funeral Home, 9719 Wortham Blvd. A private Committal Service will be held at Houston National Cemetery on Tuesday, November 12th, followed by a Memorial Service at 11:45 at St. John Lutheran Church, 15235 Spring Cypress Road, Cypress, TX.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Wounded Warriors at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Nov. 10, 2013