Mr. Kenneth P. Arey, 71, of Wyalusing Township, PA, passed away on Friday, March 2, 2012 at the Meadow View Senior Center in Montrose.
Born on Aug. 22, 1940, he was a son of the late Fred Thomas and Rachael Manahan Arey. He graduated from the Wyalusing Valley High School, a member of the Class of 1958. He married the former Barbara Anne Allen of Wyalusing on Aug. 21, 1965 and they celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary last year. Ken worked his entire life as a union carpenter. He was involved with some large projects in this area: Robert Packer Hospital, Masonite and Taylor Packing Company.
He was an avid hunter, fisherman and trapper. He loved the outdoors and especially driving his grandchildren in his golf cart around the hill at his cabin and pond. He also enjoyed making maple syrup, a tradition which is now being continued by his son.
Surviving are his spouse, Barbara at home; two sons, Kenneth P. Arey, II and Fred T. (Carmen K.) Arey, all of Wyalusing; four grandchildren, Kenneth P. Arey, III, Bowman Dean Arey, Isaac and Katie Benjamin; brothers, James (Mimi) Arey of Wyalusing and Paul (Dorcus) Arey of Tupper Lake, NY; sisters, Louise Ross of Meshoppen and Anna Jane (Paul) Meas of New Albany; brother-in-law, George Matlack of Broomall; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Burgess (David Jayne) of Laceyville; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Evelyn Matlack and Alice Armitage and two brothers, Henry Arey, who died in childhood, and Edward Arey.
Private memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing.
The family asks that memorial contributions be sent to the Wyalusing Valley Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 86, Wyalusing, PA 18853 or the Wyalusing Ambulance Association, PO Box 787, Wyalusing, PA 18853.
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