I am so sorry to read about Ken's passing. He and I were undergraduate students together at Washington State University way back in the early '70's. What a dynamic explosion of vitality and personality he was! I can remember him leaping around the dorm room while lip-synching Barbra Streisand. At other times I would be his audience as he rehearsed an oral interpretation assignment. It would always be delivered with pathos and flair. He was so much fun to be around.
For several years after graduation I would visit him in his backyard apartment in Ridgefield. Those were also good times. Then, as life would have it, we dropped out-of-touch. I was hoping to reconnect with him during these days but find it is impossible now. My loss.
I understand that he went on to have a great teaching career, marry a wonderful woman, and raise a fine family. I am not at all surprised. It will not happen in this life, but I look forward to catching up with Ken in heaven at the great banquet table of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Rest in peace Ken.