HANOVER Kenneth James Alwine, 59, entered into God's eternal care Saturday, November 30, 2013, at York Hospital, with his loving family and friends by his side. Ken was the loving husband of Lois J. (Boyer) Alwine whom he shared 36 happy years of marriage. Born June 16, 1954, in Hanover, he was the son of Evelene (Klunk) Alwine of Hanover and the late Clair M. Alwine. Mr. Alwine was a 1972 graduate of South Western High School and received his degree in Physics Secondary Education from Shippensburg University in 1976. Ken taught at William Penn High School for three semesters before teaching at Susquehannock High School for 33 years. In his classroom, Mr. Alwine was known for coining some interesting and humorous phrases, such as "What part of NO don't you understand, You gotta ask yourself, Self why did I do that?, That's close enough for the government on a Thursday, and It's all in the genes and I'm not talking about the ones you're wearing." And he would be the first to tell you "Physics is everywhere." He retired following the 2011 school year. Ken was born to be an educator. Retirement didn't stop him from helping others succeed in their education. Education wasn't his job, it was his life and he had a full life. In addition to teaching, Ken spent 24 years as a football and track and field coach. He touched so many young lives throughout his tenure. Some of his favorite times were spent attending Penn State and Baltimore Ravens football games, where he could be heard coaching from his seat in the stands. Ken was also an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping with his family. He was an active member of the West Manheim Hunting Camp in Potter County, the National Rifle Association, the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Jefferson Sportsman Club, the Republican Club of Hanover and the North American Hunting Club. In addition to his wife and mother, Ken is survived by two sons, Brian C. Alwine of Hanover, and Eric M. Alwine and his wife Maria of Shrewsbury; one granddaughter, Natalie C. Alwine; a sister, Judith Alwine of York; and a brother, Edward Alwine of Hanover; and six nephews and five nieces, as well as eight great nieces and nephews. Ken was preceded in death by a sister, Susan Milcoff. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, December 5, 2013 at St. Paul's Dubs Church, 1958 Dubs Church Road, Hanover, PA, with the Rev. Craig Lantz officiating. Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, December 4, 2013 and from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, December 5, 2013 at the church. Burial will take place at Rest Haven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Ken may be made to The Southern York County School District Foundation c/o the Kenneth J. Alwine Scholarship Fund, 3280 Fissel's Church Road, Glen Rock, PA 17327. The Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Frederick St., Hanover, PA has been entrusted by the family with the funeral arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.kenworthyfh.com
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Dec. 2, 2013