Kenneth B. Sosnowski
FUNERAL HOME
O'Brien Funeral Home - Wall
2028 Highway 35 at New Bedford Road
Wall, NJ
Kenneth Bradford Sosnowski, 26, of Wall Township and Lavallette died in a motor vehicle accident in Wall on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Kenny was born in Houston, Texas and spent all but the first four years of his life on the Jersey Shore, a place he loved and never wanted to leave. He was the light of our lives, thoughtful, loving, funny and kind, and the world is a lesser place without him in it.

Kenny earned his Bachelor of Science degree in National Security Studies at New Jersey City University in 2016, attending on a full ride Presidential Academic Scholarship, graduating Summa Cum Laude, and was a recipient of the Asa S. Knowles Student of the Year Award, and a member of several honor societies. He also graduated as a Distinguished Scholar from Brookdale Community College in 2014 with an Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice. Kenny is a 2012 Wall High School graduate.

After college, Ken enjoyed a career in sales and had been slated to start a new job as a medical laboratory account manager, a step he believed would help him prepare for a career in pharmaceutical sales like his father. Kenny served his community as an Emergency Medical Technician, first at South Wall Community First Aid Squad, and most recently at Dover-Brick First Aid Squad in Toms River. Ken loved being an EMT; it was his vocation.

Kenny was born with a white streak in his hair that seemed to signal right from the beginning that he was special. He was a gifted artist, musician, and actor. As a teenager, he worked on several short films and network television shows, his acting career culminating in his lead character role as Boris Waleskaya on Nickolodeon's Alien Dawn. Ken enjoyed competitive shooting, trap and range shooting and was NRA qualified as a sharpshooter with long guns. Kenny was curious about everything and devoted himself to finding answers to all his questions. He loved all animals, especially his beloved cat Franklin. He lived for robust political debate and always came prepared to defend his position. He enjoyed playing video games, especially with his brother, and watching YouTube videos. Kenny loved music; his iTunes collection was eclectic and extensive. The Manasquan Inlet was his favorite place in the world and he spent countless hours there in every season. Kenny's passion was riding his motorcycle. His love of the open road began when he got his moped at age 15, accumulating more than 11,000 travel miles. Yes, on a moped! He graduated to riding motorcycles and loved his Kawasaki Ninja 650. He would often say he found peace and joy when he rode, and he rode that Ninja straight into the gates of heaven. Kenny was the world's best hugger. We will miss that most of all.

Kenny was pre-deceased by his paternal grandmother Mary Tomascik Sosnowski and his maternal grandfather Spencer Bradford Hall. He is survived by his loving parents Robert and Katherine Sosnowski of Wall, his beloved brother and sister-in-law Jonathan and Iriana Sosnowski of Lake Worth Beach, FL, his biological sisters Amelia (and Chace) Randall, Baltimore, MD and Madison (and Jose) Lopez, and his niece Carmen and nephew Cameron. He is also survived by his maternal grandmother Nancy Allen Nichols of Spring Lake, paternal grandfather Edward Stephen (and Frances Tomala) Sosnowski, Aunt Elizabeth (and James) Herberick, New Milford, CT, Uncles Steven (and Cyndi) Hall, Palmyra, PA, Michael Hall, Grand Haven, MI, Reverend John (and Cynthia) Sosnowski, Leland, NC, Mark (and Patricia) Sosnowski, Torrington, CT, and cousins Cara Hall (Nicholas) Turilli, Elora Herberick, Slade and Ryder Hall, and Julia Sosnowski. He is also survived by his girlfriend Erin Phalon, as well as many other family members and friends, all of whom will love and miss him every day of their lives.

Visitation will be on Sunday, July 26th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at the O'Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy. 35 at New Bedford Rd., Wall, NJ.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Martha Church in Point Pleasant on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 11 am. Please go directly to the Church on Monday, there will not be a procession from the funeral home. Interment will be private.

In lieu of traditional remembrances, please consider a contribution in Kenny's memory to the Dover-Brick First Aid Squad or to his alma mater's NJCU Foundation. Perhaps the greatest gift to Kenny's memory would be your commitment to treat other people as he did, to be kind, to strive to help ease pain - physical or emotional - and to always recognize that no matter your circumstance, there is always someone whose life you can positively impact simply by taking the time.

In order to protect the health and safety of all, masks and physical distancing will be enforced. Also please be respectful that all indoor gatherings in our state have limited capacities that are generally reserved for the immediate family and their invited guests only. We cannot exceed more than 50 visitors at any given time.

To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.obrienfuneralhome.com



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Published by Asbury Park Press from Jul. 23 to Jul. 24, 2020.
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2028 Highway 35 at New Bedford Road, Wall, NJ
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Love, Ed & Sarah Sos & Crew
July 19, 2021
Linda Widdis
August 12, 2020
Even though it has been several years, I recall seeing all of you at one time or another during my local pet shop girl days. I saw Ken a handful of years ago and was taken aback by his not only remembering me but also by his warm embrace.


























Diane Plasko
Friend
August 8, 2020
We only got to see Kenny in person every few years when we'd come out to visit from Michigan. As his obituary reads, he was a star from day one. It seemed everything he picked up he was good at. I remember seeing his art when he was a young boy and then having him play his drums for us and being blown away. Beyond his talent, our family, especially my boys, would remember Kenny as being funny, super fun to be around and giving of his time. He always took time to play with the boys when we came, and sit around and talk with us all. My boys looked up to Kenny and were his biggest fans when he was on Alien Dawn, bragging about their cousin at school to all of their friends. We loved and will miss Kenny and are heart-broken for Bob, Kate, Jon, his sisters, cousins, aunts and uncles, grandparents and friends who are impacted by this tragic and immense loss. The world is not nearly as bright a place in his absence. We miss and love you, Kenny!
Ed, Sarah, Noah, Josh, Caleb & Lydia Sosnowski
Family
July 27, 2020
Jennifer Downs
July 27, 2020
Kenny you are gone far too soon. I loved working with you on Alien Dawn, peace and love to you family.
Todd Butera
Coworker
July 26, 2020
Dear Kate,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Our sincere condolences to your family.
Vera Towle
Coworker
July 26, 2020
Denise Biserta
July 26, 2020
a loved one
July 26, 2020
Bob and Kate
We are so sorry to hear the tragic news Kenny was such a kind person my son remembered when Kenny talked to him about his acting career Tim enjoyed the conversations they had I remember Kenny as just a nice kind young man may you Rest In Peace
Tim simonetti and family
Friend
July 25, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss Kenny was a close friend of mine he was a sweetheart and Kenny was very helpful to me and I like him a lot and me and my mom made a tost to Kenny
gabby Portelli
Friend
July 25, 2020
Kenny was a good friend of mine I will never forget you Kenny I love you as a brother I cannot believe that you are gone Rest In Peace Kenny
gabby Portelli
Friend
July 25, 2020
Kenny was a good friend of mine I will never forget you Kenny I love you as a brother I cannot believe that you are gone Rest In Peace Kenny
gabby Portelli
Friend
July 25, 2020
Laurence Schwarz
July 25, 2020
Robert & Katherine,
So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of The Sosnowski Family. God Bless.

Martin & Mary Baker
martin baker
Friend
July 25, 2020
The sad news of Ken's death has only reached me today. Words written here cannot properly express my shock and my sorrow for of you who loved him. Though our contact was limited, I was honored to have a connection to him through the internet and know him as a cousin and the fine and caring man he was. I'm very sorry. What an inexplicable tragedy.
Richard Bradford Hall
Family
July 24, 2020
a loved one
July 24, 2020
Robert Cartagine
July 24, 2020
Dear Ken:

You have left your brother and I with an immense gap. We were looking forward to sharing so much more with you. You were truly one of a kind, and you left an impression on everyone you met. I truly wish that the circumstances would be different, and that we were instead celebrating some special occasion with one of your strong hugs! Rest in peace and hope to see you on the other side.

With love,

Your sister in law
Iriana Sosnowski
Family
July 24, 2020
Andrew Chrystal
July 23, 2020
Kenny I will forever miss you and your smile and it was one of a kind. High School was always fun and you always made all of us laugh. Thank you for always being you. Watch over all of us! Rest in Paradise.
Love always,
Araby
Araby Verderosa
Friend
July 23, 2020
God Bless you Ken. It was an honor to have you as part of Wall Community First Aid!
Mat Giachetti
Friend
July 23, 2020
I have known Bob and Kate for over 40 years. All the yesterdays when we were young and shared crazy fun together. Now we share more yesterdays than tomorrows. Sadness brings our hearts to a place where no one wants to be. The loss of a child is indescribable and everywhere I go grief follows. My sadness for your loss is proof of how precious and beautiful life is.
Lisa Gottlieb
Friend
July 23, 2020
Kim Campbell
July 23, 2020
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