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Kenneth Melvin Whitcomb

Ken Whitcomb

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Kenneth Melvin Whitcomb of Enola, PA, passed away on January 12, 2021. Born June 11, 1948, he was the son of the late Wilson F. and Edith L. (Williams) Whitcomb. He is survived by his loving wife Beverly J. (Stewart) Whitcomb.

In addition to his wife Ken is also survived by his daughters, Kelly Ann and Carol Lee Whitcomb; his grandson, Logan Wilson Whitcomb; his sister, Melony Beth Sperry; his son-in-law, Jason Hassinger; and his step-grandchildren, Lexi, Cullen, and Sailor Hassinger.

Ken is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, James Wilson Whitcomb.

Ken was a member of West shore Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School, headed the Faith in Action repair team, and ushered, together with his wife Beverly. He was treasurer of the Blue Gray Oldsmobile Car Club, a photographer, an awards designer, and a newsletter editor.

Ken worked as an engineer for the railroad starting with Pennsylvania Railroad in 1970 and retiring from Norfolk Southern in 2008. His passions were railroading and his family. He adored his wife, daughters, grandchildren, and son-in-law.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

The Sullivan Funeral Home is honored to serve the Whitcomb family.

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  1. Ken and I were good friends for many years from middle school through high school. We played football together, loved Mad magazine and Doc Savage novels. So sorry to hear about his death. Prayers for peace and thankfulness for his life.

  2. Dear Beverly…my dad ,Bob, and I will both miss Ken ‘s gentle presence. Peace and love to you and your family.

  3. God’s Garden
    God looked around His garden & found an empty space. He then looked down upon the earth & saw your tired face. He put His arms around you & lifted you to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful. He always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering. He knew you were in pain. He knew that you would never get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough & the hills were hard to climb so He closed your weary eyelids & whispered ‘Peace be thine’. It broke our hearts to lose you but you didn’t go alone, for part of us went with you the day God called you home.

  4. I have had many blessings in my life, but my brother is at the very top of that list. For as long as I can remember, I could feel his love. Ken managed to possess the best qualities of both our parents: intelligence, wit, morality, kindness, unconditional love, empathy, talent and much more. He was so much fun to be with, always making me laugh.
    He gave me Bev, Kelly, Carol and Logan. I could not imagine my life without them and I will be forever grateful to him for making them my family.
    I have lost others in my life, but this is especially hard. There is a hole in my heart. It will heal because I know that is what Ken would want. I only hope that he knew how much he meant to me and that this little girl will always miss her big brother.
    There is no more pain. There is only peace. Ken Whitcomb lives on forever in our memories as someone we should all aspire to be.
    So as I say goodbye to my brother, I remember his sweet smile, his big hugs and his beautiful soul. I am truly lucky to be so blessed.

  5. Uncle Ken always treated me like I was part of the family, never just a step niece. He was always quick with a smile, a hug, and kindness. I’ll remember him always as one of the best men I’ve ever met. Just like Pappy.

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