Kenneth Emanuel Roos, from Concord, peacefully left this world surrounded by his loving wife, Jodi Silverman Roos, daughter, Alexa Roos, and son, Nathaniel Roos on Sunday, July 29, 2018.
Ken was born on August 10,1954 to the late Eleanor and Donald Roos of Swampscott, Mass. He was educated in Swampscott public schools. He received his Bachelors degree from Washington University in St. Louis, a Masters degree in Public Health from UMass Amherst and an MBA in Health Care Management from Boston University. He was employed by the State of NH., DHHS.
Ken (also affectionately known by many as Kenny or Uncle Kenny) was a strong, compassionate, political warrior. He loved a good protest and never turned down an opportunity to help someone in need. He didn't like to hear it, but to many people Ken was a hero. He volunteered with the Red Cross Disaster Relief for many years. In this role he helped with recovery and clean up for 9/11, family reunification during Hurricane Katrina, and housing, shelter, and food for NH home fire victims. Ken had also donated hundreds of pints of blood in his life, was the Vice President of the local SEIU, and was an active member of the local Concord Democratic Party. He even served as a delegate for Bernie Sanders and sat in on Barack Obama's Economic Planning Committee. Hero status for sure. Ken leaves behind his siblings Helaine and Jim Hazlett (Marblehead, Mass.), Peter and Mimi Roos (Milton, Mass.), and Ellen and Mark Gold (Longmeadow, Mass.). Uncle Kenny loved all of his 12 nieces and nephews, and 26 great-nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Ken's life will be held at Temple Beth Jacob in Concord on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers or thoughts and prayers, please donate to Everytown for Gun Safety, The American Heart Association
, or give blood by contacting the American Red Cross.