Kenneth Charles Thornewell, Sr., 54, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2013. He was born in Bay Shore, NY on February 11, 1959 to Alice and William Thornewell.
He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Helen E. Thornewell; adored children, Kimberly Thornewell Baram and husband, Eric, Kenneth C. Thornewell Jr. and wife, Bliss, and Kevin R. Thornewell; devoted father, William Thornewell of East Islip, NY; and admired brother, William R. Thornewell. He is also survived by many extended family members. He was predeceased by his cherished mother, Alice Thornewell.
Ken was in his 32nd year of working for IBM/Lenovo. He enjoyed spending time with his family, bowling, golfing, relaxing at the beach, gardening, and playing with his grand-pets.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m. with a prayer service starting at 7:30 p.m. at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary, NC 27511.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 22, 2013 at Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 804 High House Road, Cary, NC 27513. Burial will follow at Raleigh Memorial Park, 7501 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27612.
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