Obituary of Kenneth Harvey TenBroeck Jr.

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Kenneth Harvey TenBroeck Jr., 86 of Niverville N.Y. died peacefully after a brief illness Monday February 20, 2018 at Columbia Memorial Hospital. Ken was born in Great Barrington on April 14, 1931 son of Kenneth H. Sr. and Katherine (McGowan) TenBroeck. He graduated from the former Searles High School class of 1949. Ken proudly served his country during the Korean War with the U.S. Army from 1952-1954 in Aviation Maintenance. Ken attained the rank of Sargent and was awarded the Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Stars. Ken attended Barber School from 1954 to 1955, after graduating Ken worked at Scotty’s Barber Shop in Lee then in 1960 he opened his own barber shop, Ken’s Barber Shop which he owned for 63 years starting on Railroad Street in Great Barrington then moving to his location on South Main Street in 1977. Ken was a member of the James A. Modolo Post #8183, he was a licensed pilot, a former member of Southern Berkshire Volunteer Ambulance Service for many years loved boating and times at Kinderhook Lake moving there in 1990 when he turned the cottage into a full time home from Great Barrington, he enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family. Ken is survived by his wife, Joyce (Rowe) TenBroeck whom he married on July 15, 1956, one son, Robert TenBroeck and wife Susan of Great Barrington, one daughter, Karen Cardillo and husband Dominic of Stockbridge, three loving grandchildren, Christina Cardillo-Tafe, Brian Cardillo and wife Shaima and Stephanie Curtiss, two great granddaughters, Ashley and Leah, one sister in law Marlene TenBroeck of Egremont, one Aunt, and several nieces nephews and cousins. Ken was predeceased by two brothers, James TenBroeck and Thomas TenBroeck Sr.

Funeral Services for Kenneth Harvey TenBroeck Jr. will be held on Tuesday February 27 at 10:00 AM at the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME 33 South Street Great Barrington MA 01230 with Rev. Randy Willburn officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Elmwood Cemetery in Great Barrington. Family will receive friends on Monday February 26 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME. Memorial contributions in Ken’s memory may be made to Southern Berkshire Volunteer Ambulance Service in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be made through

4 Responses to Obituary of Kenneth Harvey TenBroeck Jr.

  1. I knew Ken for the last 15 years that I have lived in South Egremont. What a brave, competent, loving, and caring man. He and his shears will be sorely missed, but he had a good and full life.
    To his family I send my sincere condolences and the hope that his wife will continue to be well cared for.
    Rest In Peace.
    John Horton

  2. Bob and Sue,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. It’s never easy to lose a parent and your Mom to lose her husband. Take care of each other, and may warm memories help to heal your sorrow.
    With sincere condolences,
    Margaret & Mark Barrasso

  3. Rest in peace, Uncle Ken. We will miss you, and your visits to Florida. You will always be in our hearts.
    Love, Jean, and Nicole

  4. Please accept my sympathy and loving wishes. I am one of Ken’s “commuter” customers, coming up from Brooklyn NY summers and weekends for many years. Ken was exactly one month, 27 days younger than me; we both served in Korea. But his length of service to the zGreat zBarrington community puts all of us to shame: 58 long years at the chair — sore back and all.
    We will miss him so.

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