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Kenneth Sass (1939 - 2012)

Kenneth Anthony "Ken" Sass
June 9, 1939-October 16, 2012
Carolina Shores

Ken Sass, 73, died Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012 at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick. Ken was born on June 9, 1939 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY to Anthony I. and Elizabeth A. Sass. Survived by his wonderful, fantastic wife of 48 years, Eleanor (Lipinski) Sass, son Russell E. Sass of Calabash, daughter Jennifer A. MacBean and her husband, Scott of Carolina Shores.

He is also survived by his sister, Jacqueline Henry, Lake City, FL, Mother-in-law Helen Lipinski, Toms River, NJ, Brother-in-law Edward Lipinski, Toms River, NJ and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ken resided in Manalapan, NJ for 29 years. He was a volunteer member of the Gordon's Corner Fire Company for 19 of those years.

Ken began his career with the Port Authority of NY & NJ in 1957, as a messenger. He then served in the US Army in Germany from 1960-1962. He continued his career with the Port Authority and retired as General Manager of the Holland Tunnel in 1994, after 37 years of service and moved to NC. Ken was a graduate of Adelphia University.

Ken enjoyed boating, fishing and golf. He volunteered for the Calabash Elks and was the founder of the Kazoo band in 1998. He also volunteered for the American Legion Post 503 and the Brunswick County Sheriff's Department and was presented with the 2012 Volunteer of the Year Award.

He also enjoyed traveling with Eleanor in their RV with their many Airstream friends, visiting Alaska, sleeping out on the Tundra in Manitoba, camping throughout the Southwest and many other places.
Ken was a member of Saint Brendan's RC Church in Shallotte. Mass will be held there 10am on Saturday, Oct 20. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

Published in The Sun News on October 18, 2012

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