Kenneth E. Minster
1941 - 2020
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Kenneth E. Minster
Hertford, NC - Kenneth E. "Ken" Minster, 79, of Hertford, NC, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2020 in his home.
Mr. Minster was born in Monroe County, NY on March 23, 1941, and was the son of the late Dwight and Olive Wells Minster. A Veteran of the US Army, he was a retired manufacturing representative, serviced his community on the Canandaigua Town Board for nine years, was an active member of the Rotarians, a volunteer for Canandaigua Merrill Hose Fire Department, and most recently was an active member of Snug Harbor Property Owner Association. His favorite hobby was woodworking. According to Ken, everything was "perfect".
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Minster.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Eileen Mamott Minster; two sons, Bryan Minster of Denver, CO and Erik Minster of Canandaigua, NY; two grandchildren, Blake Minster of Los Angles, CA and Olivia Minster of Denver; a brother, Richard Minster and wife, Pricilla, of Pittsford, NY; a sister-in-law, Lois Minster of Scottsville, NY; and his lap dog, Sadie.
Due to the pandemic, services will not be held at this time. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Friends are welcome to visit at the family residence to pay condolences.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Perquimans County EMS, PO Box 563, Hertford, NC 27944 or Tri-County Animal Shelter, 138 Icaria Road, Tyner, NC 27980.
Miller & Van Essendelft Funeral and Cremation Providers, 1125 Harvey Point Road, Hertford, are assisting the family with arrangements, and online condolences may be made by visiting

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January 10, 2021
Very sorry to hear that Ken has passed. We had many conversations and laughs at the Company Store in Cheshire. Our prayers are with you.
Ron Mullen
January 8, 2021
Eileen, Bryan and Erik,
I’m so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. I always enjoyed talking to him when I was growing up. He always went out of his way to talk to me when I was at your house. I’ll keep all of you in my prayers.
Tom Simbari
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