Williams, Kenneth H. Born October 17, 1930 in Pittsburgh, PA, passed away in the arms of his loving wife Lorna, peacefully at home December 7, 2008 surrounded by family, extended family, neighbors and friends. Survived by his wife of almost 33 years, Lorna A. (McKay) Williams, daughters, Sue (Williams) Connell of Cypress, CA, Kathy Williams of Laguna Hills, CA. and granddaughter Shannon Connell of San Diego, CA. Ken grew up as an only child in Pittsburgh, PA with loving parents, aunts, uncles and cousins. He entered the Air Force during the Korean Conflict and served his country with love and honor. His first wife Marie blessed him with two beautiful daughters. Ken worked his way through school while also being employed by North American Rockwell/Boeing. Ken retired from aircraft industry after 16 years and began a new career working as a State Farm Insurance agent, retiring from this career after 25 years. In January 1976, Ken married the love of his life, Lorna and started a magical journey of love, adventure and complete happiness. They had a rough beginning as both had nothing to bring to the marriage but a lot of love. They managed living in a small apartment in Torrance. They got on their feet and bought a house in Lakewood and life changed to a magically wonderful life, full of hard work with lots of love. Ken traveled to Scotland, Ireland and numerous times to Canada spending time with family and friends. Ken and Lorna managed to take 58 cruises and traveled all over the world. He met many new friends and was loved and cherished by all who knew him. Ken's extended family includes his brother-in-law, John McKay who was like a true and loving brother to him. Other extended family members are Tiffany, Jeff and the children. Austin (14), Sarah (8), Kailey Grace (22 months) and all of the neighbors on Fairman Street- Mark, Diane, and their children- John and Cheryl, and their children- Richard and Kathy, Craig and Trish, David and Carla, Buck, Gary and Emma. Ken and Lorna raised Austin for almost 10 years and Austin was the son Ken never had. Austin and the girls adored their Papa and was with him when he passed away. All of his neighbors and those that truly loved him were at his side kissed him goodbye with God speed. Everyone present at his side when he passed away prayed the Lord's Prayer together. Ken to all of us was a very gentle man and a true gentleman. He was truly one of those angels or saints that walk among us. He is loved and missed by many. A gathering of family & friends will be held on Friday December 12, 2008 from 5 until 9PM with vigil service at 7PM both at McMillan & McCormick Chapel, Gardena. Funeral Mass Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 11AM at St. Maria Goretti Church, Long Beach, CA with committal in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Cypress, CA. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Norris Cancer Center c/o Dr. P. Pagnina Gamma Knife Unit.

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  1. Lorna, I am very sad to hear of the loss of your husband. I am thinking about you. God be with you and your family at this time.

  2. Lorna, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. I am thinking about you, God bless you and your family at this time.

  3. Lorna, I am sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and friend. I am thinking of you, God bless you and your family.

  4. Lorna – you know I’m with you in my heart. Ken will be missed by all of us. Hang in there – see you after the first of the year (I promise) Love Always Your “lil Sis” – Sherri

  5. Lorna, I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. I am thinking about you, God bless you and your family.

  6. Ken has gone to rest, after his battle bravely fought, and many skirmishes won. His will to live and God’s mercy in extending his lifespan was awesome. To Lorna, who never stopped believing, brother John, and the extensive support group: my heartfelt condolences and God’s blessing on the way forward. Love, Dorothea

  7. Dearest Lorna, Prayers for Ken are coming from everywhere, even this little corner of the world. A Mass in remembrance of Ken was celebrated today here in Dhahran by Fr. Paul, a Capucin monk. At this Mass, two infants were baptized, and about 1,000 people were present. Ken is watching over those children, as he is you, Austin and all of us.

  8. Lorna, It saddens my heart to know that Ken is no longer with us. My prayers and thoughts are with you as they always have been in the past. I pray Ken has a peaceful journey to eternal life and someday you will be together again. Love, your friend, Trish Cherish the memories that are held in your heart.

  9. Dear Lorna & Family: My heartfelt sympathies go out to you and the family during this most difficult time in your lives, the loss of a loving husband, father, brother-in-law, friend etc. Our prayers are with all of you and may the memories you cherished together through the years grow ever strong and help ease the pain you are now suffering. Ken was a wonderful man and I will never forget him. I love you all dearly and I miss you all so much. May God Watch Over You and Bless You always! All My Love, Colleen.

  10. Dearest Lorna and family : We offer our hugs and blessings and support to add to the close network of your family and friends, as you make this transition. May grace and gentle peace carry you through the experience. Much love from the entire Chachula family …… Pat Prokopchuk Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada

  11. Dear Lorna We have so many years of good memories to remember. Ken will never be forgotten. He will be watching over you as he always has.

  12. Dear Lorna, Dick and I extend our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved husband, Kenneth. Our prayers and thoughts will be with you today and always. Sincerely, Mary and Dick Willhardt

  13. It is with sad heart that we express our sympathy on Ken’s passing.He was a good man and we know that you loved him deeply and will miss him even more Love Lise & Brian

  14. Dear Lorna & family: We wish to offer our deepest sympathies on the passing of your beloved husband Ken. He will be missed by all who knew him. All our love, Terry & Yolande

  15. Dear Lorna & family: We wish to offer our sincere sympathies on the loss of your beloved husband Ken. He will be missed greatly by all who knew him. With love, Terry & Yolande

  16. Dear Lorna, I sincerely hope that you and the rest of Ken’s family can bask in the good memories of him. There are a lot of them to be sure. I regret that we lived so far from each other, and that I couldn’t see you folks more often. But, my memories of Ken will always be fond ones. The video is a great testament to him, and I thank you for sharing it. God bless.

  17. I already wrote my less than 1000 characters for the service … my thoughts are still with all of you … and Ken!

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