September 28, 1956 ~ October 25, 2021

Kenneth E. Drew Age 65 of Central Islip, NY On October 25, 2021.

Kenneth was a beatiful soul that was there for anyone anytime.  For those who knew him he was 24 karat gold.  He will always be remembered as Saint Kenneth.  Forever Smiling….

Beloved husband of Mary Ann.  Loving brother of Richard (the late Maria), The late Joanne (John) Johnson, Sheryln (Christopher) McKittrick, Karin Elizabeth Drew, and Kimberly (the late Charles) Council.  Cherished parents the late Archer & Thelma.  Dear brother in law of the late Gerard (Margaret) Durst.  Survived by many nieces, nephews, extended family & friends.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to  Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation 383 Main Ave #5, Norwalk, CT 06851 https://themmrf.org/   OR Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center P.O. Box 5028 Hagerstown, MD 21741 https://www.mskcc.org/

All funeral services are private to honor Kenneth’s wishes.

 

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Charities

The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Kenneth E. Drew 's name.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

P.O. Box 5028
Hagerstown, MD
646.227.3546
https://www.mskcc.org/

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

383 Main Ave 5th Flr.
Norwalk, CT.
203-229-0464
https://themmrf.org/

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  1. How do you fit a friendship into just so many words. Ken had the greatest laugh, the best smile, quite the sense of humor, and treated people the way he wanted to be treated … with respect. He was also a great person to work with. Times spent together with Ken and Mary Ann were always good times. It’s hard to say goodbye to Ken but his spirit will be with all of us who were lucky enough to know him.

  2. candleEven though distance turned into years since we’ve been with Ken, the times and memories we’ve shared with him and MaryAnn will be in our hearts forever. Rest in peace our friend, your smile will always be with us – Joan & Ric

  3. There are no words that can express the loss of such a great man. Ken was the sweetest man – and always came to work with a smile and willingness to help anyone who asked for his help. Our office will truly miss him.

  4. I am so happy to have had the pleasure of knowing Ken. Such a kind, loving, gentle soul. He added to the lives of everyone who knew him. Ken, you fought long and hard. My prayer is that you are finally at peace. You will be so missed and forever in our hearts

  5. Ken was the most friendly and accommedating co-worker , he always took the time to help with work items no matter how busy he was with his own work, he will truely be missed. May God bless.

  6. Ken was the gentle bear at work. Even with all that he was fighting through, he was always upbeat and willing to help no matter what. He will be missed. May he Rest In Peace.

  7. Never a mean word, always so kindle and gently with big teddy bear hugs! That was Ken. May you be at peace now. You will be missed so very much. 🙁

  8. Our hearts are breaking 💔! Ken was the nicest person Paul and I have ever known. I worked at Grumman with Ken, but didn’t really know him well until he married my best friend and adopted sister MaryAnn. He always was smiling, never let anything or anyone get him down. He always took very good care of my Sister and truly loved her. Paul and I considered Ken and MaryAnn part of our family. Although we have lived far apart for many years now, both of them have been in our hearts and prayers. Paul and I will miss Ken very much. We love you! Rest in peace our adopted brother and friend.

  9. It is hard to think of the world without Ken in it. I was so lucky to have known him – he was such a gentle, caring man, always willing to help anyone who needed it and always with such a beautiful smile. He will be greatly missed.

  10. It is hard to believe that such a kind, generous, gentle soul is no longer with us. I remember Ken as always being happy and never complained, even though he went through difficult times. He adored MaryAnn and was so devoted to her. We had so many fun times and wonderful memories that I will cherish. Rest in Peace Ken. xxoo

  11. Such an amazing man! Kind, gentle, caring, loving, a saint! He adored and was truly devoted to MaryAnn.
    Will miss his smile! Heaven has another angel. Rest in Peace Ken.

  12. Ken was such a kind and gentle person. Always happy, always smiling. We enjoyed the times we spent with him. So very sorry for your loss!

  13. Ken’s smile would light up every room. Even though he was taken to heaven far too soon, it gives us peace knowing he’s in the arms of angels.

  14. Who ever imagined that my first teaching job would bring an almost 50 year friendship with MaryAnn and lead to an almost 32 year friendship with our respective husbands. We were blessed. These years knowing Ken brought lots of love and laughter… Ken was steadfast, unselfish, caring, optimistic and a real friend! Game nights and Chinese takeout will never quite be the same. Our only regret is the guys never got to skydive together. We are consoled at this juncture in life by one phrase: There is no death, just a change in worlds! Julie & Ron Tedeschi

  15. Kenneth, we’ll all I can say that I saw Kenneth and Maryann every 4 weeks for 15 years for there hair cuts . As we all know and saw he was the kindness, caring person I ever known . As for a husband he was in a League of this own at the top . I will truly miss seeing him but I will never ever forget his kind face and smile …

  16. I had the greatest pleasure to have Ken and and his wife Maryann as my neighbors for 4 years in Central Islip. Ken’s sweet demeanor and incredibly kind soul have become over the years so very important to me. After 4 years I had to move to Florida. Our friendship through the approximately 1500 miles separating us grew even stronger over these last 18 years. My yearly visit to Long Island always included lunch out with Ken and Maryann. I will greatly miss his sweet, kind and funny personality. It has truly been an honor to be considered his friend. Rest in peace my dear friend.

  17. My deepest condolences to Ken’s wife and family. Ken you fought long and hard and now heaven has it’s newest angel. I will miss seeing your warm and friendly smile and hearing your “Have a great day”. You really
    had such an awesome spirit about you and you will be forever missed. Rest in peace my friend.

  18. candleKen was such a gentle soul…Always willing to help…despite all he was going through. May you now rest in peace…never forgotten.

  19. candleKen was one of the kindest & sweetest man we have ever meet. When we moved next door to Ken & Maryann almost 23 years ago, the first words out of his mouth was, if you need anything just let me know. He was always there to help no matter what. He never complained about anything even when he was in so much pain. Walking outside every day will never be the same because we won’t get to see running to another errand. We will miss that beautiful smile 💔. May you Rest In Peace free of pain ❤️

  20. Ken is one of the kindest persons I have had the pleasure of knowing. Always had a smile on his face to help brighten your day. May you rest in peace knowing that you are truly a very special person.

  21. Ken was truly a wonderful person. Eddy and I have shared so many wonderful meals (and board games that led to fits of laughter. )We will miss him terribly.

  22. Kenneth was a sweet, kind and funny guy! He loved life and his family. When I learned about him passing it was a shock for me but grateful I had “butt dialed” him a couple of months ago and got to speak to him and enjoy a chuckle about the call. I will always smile when I think of him and miss him so much.

  23. candleKenneth was a sweet, kind and funny guy! He loved life and his family. When I learned about him passing it was a shock for me but grateful I had “butt dialed” him a couple of months ago and got to speak to him and enjoy a chuckle about the call. I will always smile when I think of him and miss him so much.

  24. candleTo the family of Ken,
    Very sorry to hear about Ken.
    Ken and I worked together at Stony Brook hospital and he was always cheerful and happy to help with any problems.
    He will be missed at SB.

  25. Ken will be missed by anyone who ever met him. Kind man with never a negative word about anyone. I’m a better person for having Ken as a friend.

  26. I was very lucky to work with Ken and get to know him not only has a co-worker but as a friend. He would glow when he spoke of his family. Such a kind and gentle soul.. rest in peace Ken and sending much sympathy to all your friends and family. Rest in Peace, I will miss you.

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