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Kenneth "Ken" Edwin Bish

October 6, 1934 February 3, 2019
Kenneth "Ken" Edwin Bish
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Obituary for Kenneth "Ken" Edwin Bish

Kenneth Edwin “Ken” Bish, 84, of Houston, TX and formerly of Westminster, passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at Vitas Inpatient Hospice facility.
Born on October 6, 1934 in Maryland he was the son of the late Paul N. and Marcella (Atland) Bish. He was the companion of Mary Hobratsch, of Houston Texas.
Ken started his working career in Baltimore at the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. He then moved to Oregon and graduated in 1960 from Oregon State University with a B.S. in Business Administration. He was a member of the swimming team. He was in the military (U.S. Army) from 1960-1962, where he became the Protocol Clerk to the Commanding General in Korea. From 1963-1976, he worked for Atlantic Richfield Oil Company in various Capacities. From 1977-1984, he was an adjunct instructor for court reporting at Houston Community College. From 1984-1985, he was Business Manager at Palmer Memorial Church. From 1985-1997, he worked in the Registrar’s office at Houston Community College until his retirement. He enjoyed watching tennis and football and the Houston Astros. He also patronized many of the cultural and artistic events in Houston.
Surviving in addition to his companion are nieces and nephews Linda Wheeler, Carole Hammen, Doug Bish, and Jerry Taylor. He was predeceased by his siblings Robert Bish, Ethel Valianti, Stuart Bish, and Kathryn Taylor and niece Betsy Martin.
Friends and family are welcome on Friday, February 8, 2019 from 1 to 2 pm at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Rd., Westminster. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm at the funeral home. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Silver Run.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in his name to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157 www.carrollhospice.org. or Humane Society of Carroll County, 2517 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, MD 21158. www.hscarroll.org.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.prittsfuneralhome.com.


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Visitation

Friday

8

Feb

1:00 PM 2/8/2019 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 2/8/2019 2:00:00 PM
Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel P.A.

412 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157

Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel P.A.
412 Washington Road Westminster 21157 MD
United States

Service

Friday

8

Feb

2:00 PM 2/8/2019 2:00:00 PM
Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel P.A.

412 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157

Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel P.A.
412 Washington Road Westminster 21157 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Mary's UCC Cemetery Final Resting Place

1441 Mayberry Rd
Westminster, MD 21158

1441 Mayberry Rd Westminster 21158 MD
United States

Memorial Contribution

Humane Society of Carroll County, Inc.

2517 Littlestown Pike
Westminster, Maryland 21158
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www.hscarroll.org.

Carroll Hospice Dove House

292 Stoner Ave.
Westminster, MD 21157
www.carrollhospice.org.
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