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Obituary for Kenneth C. Garee

Kenneth C. Garee, 85, of Ashford CT, passed away Monday, November 14, 2022. He was born and raised in Williamsport, PA, the son of the late John and Hope (Donnelly) Garee.

Ken attended Penn State and received his degree in meteorology in 1960. He served as a research meteorologist in the US Army from 1962 to 1964 at Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo, NM. He then moved to Connecticut and worked at the Travelers Weather Service, forecasting and reporting the weather on WTIC radio and Channel 3 WFSB. He was a proud member of the American Meteorological Society. After his career in meteorology, Ken returned to school to learn computer programming and was employed by the Travelers Insurance Company until retirement.

Ken was a member of the Freemasons, American Legion, and was active in the Lake Chaffee Association and the Town of Ashford, where he lived for 35 years. He attended the Westford Congregational Church. He enjoyed sports, especially college football and basketball. Ken enjoyed working on his home, and was always tinkering on a variety of projects. He enjoyed observing nature from his home on Lake Chaffee. There were always fun and engaging discussions of all things weather related. Ken was a kind man, very sharp, and always quick with humor, no matter what the circumstances. He adored his grandsons and was very proud of them.

He is survived by his daughter, Kathryn Labrencis, daughter and son in law, Karen and Richard Layman, and grandsons Nathan and Ryan Layman.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings, Jeanne Rachal, Allen Garee and Muriel Garee Corrado.

Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family from 10 to 11 AM with a prayer service following at 11 AM on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at the Tolland Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Merrow Rd. (Rte. 195) Tolland, CT. Burial will follow at Westford Hill Cemetery in Ashford CT.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ashford Volunteer Fire Dept, PO Box 1, Ashford, CT 06278.

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