November 29, 1937 – January 11, 2021
In loving memory of Texas resident Kenneth Croft, 83, who passed away at his home in Houston, Texas on January 11, 2021.
Kenneth was born on November 29, 1937, in Houston, Texas, to Mollie and Jack Croft. Although he lost his mother at an early age, he loved her dearly and spoke of her memory throughout his life. She was always an inspiration.
Kenneth attended The University of Houston, where he studied accounting. He worked for over thirty years at Texberry Container Corporation, where he ultimately became a Vice President.
He was an active member of Beth Yeshurun for over 64 years and belonged to the Lion's Club, where he volunteered for many charity events.
His greatest pride was the time he shared with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He never missed a special event in his children's or grandchildren's lives. Over the years, Kenneth proudly participated as a Cub Scout Troop leader, a coach for both his son's and daughter's baseball/softball teams and an advisor for B'nai B'rith Youth Organization.
He was an avid sports fan and loved to watch any Houston team. One of our family's fondest memory is the weekly discussion to decide who would get the second Houston oiler season ticket and attend the football game with him on the 35-year line at the Dome Stadium for many years.
Kenneth is survived by his wife of 63 years, Charlotte Ann; his sisters Evelyn Laviage and Barbara (Art) Squires; sister-in-law Marlene (Eldred) Sinkoe; his three children, Rodney (Shari) Croft, Marla (Craig) Berkowitz, and Fara (Marc) Koren; his grandchildren, Scott (Natasha) Berkowitz, Ryan (Katy) Berkowitz, Caryn Berkowitz, Stephanie Koren, Cameron Croft, and Kaylee Croft; his great grandchildren, Ariel, Jackie, and Nataleigh Berkowitz; and his close friends, Sam and Roxanne Gold. Kenneth was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Charlie Laviage.
A private funeral was held at Beth Yeshurun Post Oak Cemetery. The service can be accessed at: https://venue.streamspot.com/f8d04b5b
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January 13, 2021
May the memory of Kenneth be a comfort to his family, especially -- but also to all who had the privilege to know him. I know I feel very lucky and honored to have known him. Both him and Charlotte were two of the nicest people I knew growing up. I remember spending so much of my time at the Croft household playing bumper pool for hours. I remember they always had a "candy drawer" in their kitchen. (It was kind of like Halloween every day.) And I loved Uncle Kenny (who was one of our chapter advisors for Douglas Loeb AZA). I used to tease him about being bald all the time (and now, it's come back to haunt me, as I have less hair than he did). I pray that God will grant Fara, Marla, Rodney, Charlotte, and the rest of the family the strength to deal with this. Any man who was an Oiler fan, has to be a great man. But, even without his allegiance to the football team -- Kenneth was always a great man.
January 13, 2021
Kenneth was always a nice guy. He is a good person and loved his family deeply. We will miss him. May his memory always be a blessing.
Donna and Ricky Croft
January 13, 2021
May Kenneth’s memory be a blessing to you all. We are so glad the Croft family coukd be together that sunny May day in 2019 to celebrate a fine family.