On Friday, September 22, 2023, Ken passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family. He was born on November 10, 1933 in Bridgeville. He attended Bridgeville High School and later attended Westminster College to study Business. He served in the army with his twin brother, Ralph, in Paris. He was a 50 year member of the Mason and he started his career as a treasurer at Reliable Savings and Loan. Eventually, he moved on to a more concrete career to become the owner of Limestone Products.
In his home, there was always an abundance of love, braunschweiger, and Heinz Ketchup. You were never sure of how far he would go or what he would do for his beloved Klondike Bars. He enjoyed his days taking care of the pool, doing yard work, and spending time with his family. In the evenings, you could find him sitting on the porch with Daisy challenging himself to some jeopardy trivia or “just resting his eyes” when The Golden Girls or the news came on.
He was the son of Lenora Woodall and Albert C. Hofrichter. In the words of his favorite singer, “When I fall in love it will be forever…” He is survived by the love of his life, Daisy, of the last 63 years; daughters Nancy Iannarelli and Amy (Jack) Beaver; grandchildren Alexandria, Domenique, Brianna, Carina, Tyler, Samantha, Natalie, and Amanda; two great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter, Sally Hofrichter; siblings Geraldine McCready, Robert (Marie) Hofrichter, and Ralph Hofrichter. Each and every one he spoke about with great pride and deepest affection.
For Ken, there was always someone new to meet and he had a special gift of walking into a room full of strangers and walking out with a room full of new friends. He valued education, old-fashioned kindness, and appreciated anyone with a good sense of humor.
Ken was an incredibly generous and kind person. He worked hard everyday to be the best man he could and give the best life to his family. He left a huge impact on his family and everyone who was lucky to know him. He is remembered and celebrated every time a new friend is made, every peanut butter scoop is consumed, and every time you hear someone yell to turn the TV volume up.
Family and friends received on Wednesday from 10 AM until Noon at the Warchol Funeral Home Inc., 3060 Washington Pike, Bridgeville (412.221.3333), where a service will immediately follow at Noon. Interment and military honors to take place on Thursday at 2:30 PM at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Please meet at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the South Fayette Public Library, 515 Millers Run Rd., Morgan, PA 15064.