Kenneth C. McKendree (1942 - 2017)

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Kenneth C. McKendree passed away on November 8, 2017, surrounded by his family, at Capital Caring Hospice in Arlington, Va. Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1989, Ken died of complications from this devastating disease.
Born August 5, 1942, in Brookville, Pa., Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Aldine McKendree and Clair McKendree (Marion). He is survived by his wife, Linda; his sister, Barbara Beck (Gary); his children, Kevin McKendree (Laura), Kathleen Stanton (Jeff), Ashley McKendree and Patrick Curzio (Joy). He is also survived by his grandchildren: Yates, Nicholas, Rowan, River, Morgan (Kevin), Cameron; and great-grandson, Murphy. Ken was loved and will be missed by many other relatives and friends.
Ken grew up in the woods of Brookville, Pa., and graduated from Brookville Area High School in 1960. He attended Juniata College and Penn State University and entered the United States Army in 1964. While in the Army, he attained the rank of Spec5. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Sharpshooter (Rifle) Medal. He graduated from the Army Language School (DLIFLC) in Monterey, Calif., and earned his BA from Syracuse University in 1967. Ken retired from the Army in 1969 and went on to pursue a career in accounting. He received his Certified Public Accountant certificate in 1972. He became a partner at Ross, Langan & McKendree, LLC, in McLean, Va., where he served for a period as Managing Partner. After a very successful career at RLM, Ken retired in 2005.
Ken was enormously proud of all his children and enjoyed listening to Kevin and Yates on the piano and guitar. He loved rock and roll and the blues and played saxophone in his band in high school. When I-66 opened, it was his personal speedway in his white Corvette convertible. Ken was an avid outdoorsman and a loyal Redskins, Nationals and Caps fan. One of his favorite memories was a trip to Super Bowl XVIII in 1984. The trip was a blast but the Redskins...lost.
Ken's family would like to thank Capital Caring Hospice and Fair Oaks Hospital for their love and support during a very difficult time. Capital Caring Hospice was particularly wonderful.
If you care to make a donation in Ken's name, please consider Capital Carling Hospice or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Thank you.
In keeping with Ken's wishes, no funeral will be held.
Published in The Courier Express on Nov. 17, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of:
Cremation Society of Virginia - Chantilly
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