Kenneth W. Light, age 65, of Clifford Township, died Saturday evening, May 26, 2012, at home following a courageous battle with cancer. His wife of almost 39 years is the former Marilyn Sparks. They were married July 7, 1973.
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Born March 22, 1947, in Lamesa, Texas, he was the son of the late Lon Light, Jr. and the late Bobbie (Webb) Simco.
Despite living in Pennsylvania for more than 35 years, Ken was true to his Texas heritage, proudly displaying his love for the Dallas Cowboys.
After college, Ken enlisted and served in the U.S. Air Force. He worked for more than 25 years at Quality Perforating Inc., Carbondale, where he was a perforated steel operator. Ken took great pride in his work with precision cutting and always doing it right the first time. He was a jack of all trades and enjoyed his many projects at home.
His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
He is survived by three daughters: Kendra Alaishuski and husband Geoff of Audubon, Krista Oswalt and husband Eric of Gilbert, Ariz., and Karla Micklo and husband Frank of Succasunna, N.J.; one sister, Lynette Morrow of Tempe, Ariz.; five grandchildren: Paige and Nora Alaishuski, Alaina and Kelsey Oswalt, and Nathan Micklo; one stepsister, Gay Pigg of Texas; one stepbrother: Rick Simco of Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Mike Light.
A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.
A public viewing will be held Thursday, May 31, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Shifler-Parise Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 18 Airport Road, Clifford.
For directions or to send on-line condolences to the family or to view his online memorial scrapbook, please visit www.parisefuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation at damonrunyon.org or Live Strong at livestrong.org.
Published in Susquehanna County Independent from May 30 to June 5, 2012