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Kenneth J. Lovejoy

  • On November 17, 2020

Kenneth J. Lovejoy of South Strabane, died November 15, 2020 at Washington Hospital following a brief illness. He was born June 21, 1936 in Pittsburgh, the son of Edmund and Ruth Lovejoy. Ken did not fear death but rather looked upon it as a new adventure.

He was a 1954 graduate of Carrick High School in Pittsburgh. Following graduation, Ken served in the Army 82nd Airborne for three years. Following his Army service, he attended Long Beach City College in California and later enrolled in fine arts classes at Carnegie Mellon University.

On January 25, 1964, he married his beloved Judith Schwartz Lovejoy, who survives him. His beloved son, Christopher Michael Lovejoy, preceded him in death.

Ken was a pilot for Mellon Bank N.A. for 26 years. During his career, he quickly rose from the rank of Co-pilot to Captain. His career encompassed flying both domestically and internationally.

His hobbies included wood and stone carving and jewelry making. He was an avid remote-control model airplane enthusiast.

Deceased are two brothers, Ronald Lovejoy and Phillip Lovejoy. Surviving is one brother, Edmund Lovejoy , sister-in-laws Terrianne Lovejoy and Lois Schwartz Chartier and brother-in-law Robert Schwartz. He will also be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Washington County Humane Society, 1527 Route 136, PO Box 66, Eighty Four, PA 15330.

There will be no viewing. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on November 19, 2020 at 10 AM at Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Church, Meadowlands, PA.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at pittsburghcremation.com.

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John Schnelbach
  • Nov 20 2020
Kenny was an original. A talented guy that was always ahead of the flow. We remember when he "distressed" the fieplace mantle on the Baptist road home. So happy you picked a good guy Judy. God Bless You. Also sorry about your Son and his Uncle "Joe". Joe and I had some fun times together. John and Karen Schnelbach Unaka, NC and Deerpoint Lake, Fl.
Diane Buechel McNamara
  • Nov 22 2020
Judy so sorry for your losses Ken and Chris. I have thought of you and your family many times over the years. You all hold a special place in my heart. All of you were always so kind to me. I have very fond memories of all of you. My thoughts and Prayers. Diane Buechel McNamara
  • Nov 22 2020
Judy, so sorry to hear about Ken. You both were so much fun when you came to DirectBuy. God bless.
Joseph & MaryLee Schmitt
  • Nov 24 2020
My deepest sympathy upon learning of Kenny's passing. Joe Schmitt