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Kenneth T Saco

March 20, 1924 ~ February 16, 2017 (age 92)

The Piano Brothers

Kenneth T. Saco ,92 years old, Oxford Ct. died peacefully in his home with his wife on 2/16/17. Ken was born on 3/20/24 in Brooklyn NY. His parents Anthony and Josene Saco are both deceased, as is his only sibling, Donald A. Saco, who died on 1/4/17. Ken served for three years in World War II in field artillery in the Belgium and European theater.  He returned home to attend Pratt Institute on the GI Bill and study Graphic Design.

Ken began his life-long profession of Graphic Design and Multi-media presentations, married Barbara Swenson and had two children. He started his first business in NYC in a one-room office with the joke that “I had to stand in the hallway to take a picture”.  His businesses grew, as did his client base of Eastman Kodak, Pepsi, John Deer, United Technologies, ABB and a staff of artists. His love of music was expressed though his daily return from work with a mug of beer to sit down at his piano, to play his favorite Gershwin’s “Rhapsody In Blue”.

In the 60’s and 70’s his passion was sailing.  As a single parent he would spend a month cruising with his children from City Island to Martha’s Vineyard.. At age 50 years he got his pilot’s license with instrument rating and began getting to Martha’s Vineyard “much faster” by wings instead of sails. 

Ken remarried in 1979 to Betty Wambaugh Smith and the adventures continued with flying for business and pleasure, sailing and taking up photography, a new passion which he shared with his wife. In 2015 the Oxford Greens Camera Club presented him with the first Presidents Service Award for Outstanding Service and Dedication.

Ken is survived by his beloved wife Betty, his daughter Karen Saco, Hampton Bays, NY, son Mark and wife Monica of FairLawn, NJ, and step-daughters Leslie Smith of Bethel, CT, and Lindsey Smith Hill and husband George, of Newport, RI, and beloved grandchildren Anusha, Josh and wife Camilla, Steven and wife Michelle, Avery Saco and Sara Smith Jackson.

In keeping with his  wishes there were no calling hours. A  celebration of his life will be planned in the Spring. Donations can be made to: charity of choice.

Betty Saco wishes to thank Regional Hospice for their care and support, and to Ken Saco for his unfailing wit and good humor especially in the last year.

 

 

 

 


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