Kenneth Murray Edelman

May 22, 1945November 25, 2018

Ken Edelman was born in New York, New York in 1945. He was raised by his mother and father, Anne and Julie Edelman. Ken married Bev in 1971 and had their son Mark in 1984. Ken was a school teacher for inner city children in Bronx, New York. He also excelled in the real estate market when they moved to Houston in 1978 and he found his long time calling in the financial services industry.

Ken was a dedicated and loving husband, father, and grandpa. He created a life in which he provided for his family and instilled valuable life lessons to his son, Mark. It brought Ken great joy to be around his grandson and was always able to get a laugh and smile out of him. Ken was an animal lover and had a passion for dogs and horses. He kept a very tightknit circle of friends and family who he held dearly in his heart.

Ken is survived by his loving wife, Bev as well as his son Mark, daughter-in-law Sara, and grandson Jacob.

A memorial service will be held at Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home (4525 Bissonnet St.), next door to Levy Funeral Directors, on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 11:00am.


  • Memorial Service Sunday, December 2, 2018

Kenneth Murray Edelman

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Jeff Rosenberg

December 3, 2018

Ken is the most positive man I have ever known...... one I can call a friend. I will miss our quarterly calls just to catch up, talk about family, (how proud he was) and how the business is changing..... for the last 30 years... I will miss him.
My condolences to the family
May his memory be a blessing.

jack hoffman

November 29, 2018

It's unbelievable that Ken is gone. For 50 years it was Bev and Ken, true soulmates in life. He adored Bev, his every breath and undertaking was to assure her happiness and prosperity. To that end he was a huge success. And when Mark come along, and later his Sarah and Jacob, Ken had new purpose to share and shower his attentions......Ken could always make us laugh. He did it with an impish smile and a soft twinkle in his eyes. I remember early on while still in NY Ken showed great calm as he and Bev and Shelley and I decided to flee a Hell's Angels gang as they descended and joined us at the falls in South Fallsburg NY. He also bravely arranged for us all to fly in a rickety biplane held together with chewing gum and string over Cape Cod, I guess a precursor to his skydiving adventure to celebrate his 70th birthday. And Ken was a master at getting a waiter to substitute one side dish for another when the menu clearly said no substitutions allowed. He was a man on a mission......Ken was warmhearted, stubbornly brilliant, willing to learn and could share of himself freely. I honestly believe there was nothing Ken couldn't do. He was the original "faatzer", always having projects and things to do and fix. He certainly taught me a thing or two. And I can say with sincere humility that Ken gave me the impetus and encouragement to change careers helping me and my family to a life we may never have had. For that I will be eternally grateful. He will be missed by many.

Jim Freeman

November 28, 2018

My heart goes out to Mark, the extended Edelman family and everyone in the King Capital office. I met Ken at Cantella back in 1996 and always enjoyed working with him. Ken was a true professional and gentleman that expected your best. He will be missed. I know his guiding hand will be there to help his family and friends.

Steve Clifton

November 28, 2018

I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss and everyone's loss. I enjoyed Ken so much and always looked forward to the spirited conversations. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
Steve Clifton