Kenneth “Ken” Evans Holloway Sr., age 92, of West Chester, PA, died Sunday, October 24, 2021 at home with his loving family. He was the husband of Shirley J (La Riviere), with whom he shared 71 wonderful years of marriage.
Born in Chester, PA and raised in Dearborn, MI, Ken was the son of the late Harry Nelson Holloway and the late Annabella (Jones).
Ken was in junior college in Michigan when he began dating Shirley. He soon moved back to PA and began working. He and Shirley were very devoted in their letter correspondence for a year before they married and Shirley joined Ken in PA, where they raised their family.
Ken was a talented swimmer and diver, teaching diving in addition to competing. Ken and Shirley were also avid sailors, treating their family to many wonderful days out on the “Passing Fancy”. Ken also enjoyed studying history and skiing, but nothing as much as spending time with his family.
Ken’s grandchildren and great grandchildren will have many memories of their PopPop/Great Pop attending their sporting events, cheering them on, and always encouraging their talents and interests.
Ken owned his own Specification Consulting company called SpecTech, which he grew into a successful business.
Ken is survived by his loving wife Shirley; his sister Shirley; his son Kenneth Jr and his wife Marlel; his son Mark and his wife Donna; his son Dale and his wife Carol; as well as seven grandchildren, Lauren (Mark), Christina (James), Jacqueline (David), Dawne (Stephen), Dale Jr, Jonathan (Christine), Brooke (Casey), and 7 great grandchildren Kesi, Jenna, Gabriel, Stephen, Jackson, Charlie, Tristan, and 2 more on the way!
Ken is preceded in death by his parents; brothers Frank and Harry Nelson; and sister Regina.
A private family memorial will be held in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Ken’s memory to the Brandywine Valley SPCA, as Ken and Shirley have been lifelong dog lovers. Donations may be mailed to Brandywine Valley SPCA, 1212 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester PA 19380.
Arrangements by Kuzo Funeral Home of Kennett Square, PA.
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