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Kenneth L. "Ken" Cluckey

Kenneth L. CLUCKEY Ken Cluckey passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on June 4, 2011. Born in Seattle on December 7, 1923, Ken was a giant-hearted man who fully lived his belief that life is about service. He served his country in WWII, the Korean conflict, and as a Customs Inspector until retirement. In his community, he was a Boy Scout Leader and Little League Baseball Coach. He participated in the Breast Cancer 3-day Walk twice. He also volunteered as an advocate for residents of Fircrest, at the Fremont Soup Kitchen and Food Bank, and was a beloved fixture at Ballard Food Bank for nearly 20 years. Even after entering hospice care, Ken brought a caregiver and oxygen tank to the food bank so he could continue serving the community he loved. Ken is survived by his wife Faye; children Linda Tombarge, Greg Cluckey (Jit), Kim Halter (Chuck) and, Milly Cluckey; grandchildren Tanya (Erik), Kenneth (Carley), Jeremy (Shilo), Josh and Jason; grt-grandchildren Amanda, Jonah, Hunter, Noah, Sarina, Madelyne and, Brendan; sister, Mildred Ellingson; and numerous nieces, nephews, and 'family by choice' members. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 2 at 11:00 am at Northwest Christian Church, 7503 18th Ave. NW, Seattle WA 98117. Interment at 1pm Tues., July 5, 2011, Tahoma National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers Ken requested donations be made to the Ballard Food Bank, 5130 Leary Ave. NW Seattle, WA 98107. Sign Ken's on-line Guest Book at www.Legacy.com.
Published in The Seattle Times on June 26, 2011
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