Obituary for Kenneth M "Ken" Fye
Kenneth M. “Ken” Fye, 82, formerly of Moshannon, passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the UPMC Shady Side in Pittsburgh. Born on May 15, 1935, in Moshannon, he was the son of the late Bessie G. Fye. He married Susan Estright in 1981 in Moshannon.
Ken attended the Snow Shoe High School. He was a member of the Moshannon United Methodist Church. He was a member of the National Guard from 1956 – 1959.
Ken was the District Manager of the Altoona Mirror, retiring in 2001 after 20 years of service. Not being able to sit still, he went to work at Livergood’s Garage in Moshannon. He worked there for four years and then went to work at Riverhill Coal Tipple. He worked there until the age of 79.
Ken started his day, every day, by drinking a cup of coffee and reading the newspaper. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing Yahtzee, 500 Rummy, gardening, traveling, watching the news on TV, camping and being in the outdoors. He liked to take the grandchildren to Talley Ran Park in Bellefonte to feed the ducks. He loved to spend time with his grandchildren. In his younger years, he was a Boy Scout Leader and a Sunday School Teacher.
Ken is survived by his wife, Susan of Hastings, three sons; William Selfridge of Beccaria, Paul Fye of Patton, and Kenneth Fye, II of Patton, five daughters; Marla Cain of Union City, ID, Heather Kensinger of Hastings, Brenda Moore and her husband, Marshall, Jr, of Cherry Tree, Nicole Fye of Elmira, NY, and Stephanie Fye of York.
Also surviving Ken are his two brothers, Robert Livergood and his wife, Peggy, and Larry Livergood and his wife, Mary Jo, both of Moshannon, 13 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Along with his mother, Ken was preceded in death by a son, Gary Fye.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 10-12 noon at the Daughenbaugh Funeral Home in Snow Shoe. Funeral service will follow at the funeral home with Rev. Michael Smith officiating. Burial will be at Askey Cemetery, Snow Shoe Twp.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Family House, 5001 Baum Blvd, #545, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Daughenbaugh Funeral Home, 106 W. Sycamore St. Snow Shoe. An online guest book can be signed or condolences to the family available at www.daughenbaughfuneralhome.com.