Kenneth H. Lombard
April 14, 1947 – March 31, 2021
Kenneth Hudson Lombard, 73, a resident of Fleetwood, PA passed away peacefully at his home after a brief illness, surrounded by family on March 31, 2021. He was the husband of Jacquelyn (West) Lombard, with whom he shared 10 years of marriage. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jo Marie (Premo) Lombard, to whom he was married for 39 years. Mr. Lombard was born in Lynn, Massachusetts on April 14, 1947. He was the son of the late Gladys P. (Berry) and William G. Lombard, Sr. Ken received his Technical Engineering degree from the New York Ranger School (‘68) in Wanakena, NY, and a B.S. in Biology from The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (‘75), Syracuse, NY. Ken’s career includes over twenty-five years of service with Bechtel Group Companies, Concurrent Technologies Corporation, and as a civilian contractor for the U.S. Dept. of Energy. His skills in construction and project management led to a lengthy career throughout the Northeast and Southern U.S., as well as Europe and the Middle East. Ken worked on numerous projects throughout his career, developing innovative environmental remediation technologies. He was the principal investigator for a project in Katowice, Poland developing technologies for hazardous waste clean up. He was the recipient of the 1994 corporate gold George Westinghouse Signature Award of Excellence and the 1995 and 1996 R&D 100 award in biotechnology. He is a published author with both national and international publications and holds the US patent No. 5,480,549 on the Method for Phosphate-Accelerated Bioremediation, known as the Phoster II System. Ken served as a Construction Manager under contract to the United States Air Force, located at Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates. He was an integral part of an engineering team responsible for the construction of a new United States Air Force Base in support of Operation Southern Watch, and construction management activities for Operation Enduring Freedom. He was recognized by General Tommy Franks for distinguished service by a civilian. Ken was most proud of his support for the AFCAP Operation Shining Hope for the Allied Forces in Albania for the construction and operation of the base camps for the Albanian-Kosovar refugees displaced by the Serbian-NATO conflict. An inventor by nature, Ken was a creative problem solver, and highly respected by his family, friends and colleagues. He was a humble man who would do anything within his power to help others. He was kind and generous, with a very dry sense of humor, which he kept under wraps from most. He enjoyed nature, fishing and hunting, and travel. An avid wine-collector and gourmet, he loved entertaining small gatherings of family and friends. He was tremendously proud of his family and loved to boast of their accomplishments, while quietly understating his own. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Monique L., wife of Edward W. Becker of Gilbertsville, PA and Aimee R. Lombard, wife of Paul D. Bing of Signal Mountain, TN, and stepchildren, Brian E. Mooney of Pottstown and Kevin W. Mooney of Philadelphia. He is also survived by 4 grandsons, Jordan and Adam Becker, and Jules and Oliver Bing, and a sister Alice (Lombard) Kittlaus of N.C. He was preceded in death by his brother William G. Lombard, Jr. He will be deeply missed by his family, many friends, and his pets. Services are private at the convenience of the family. Contributions may be made in his name to Feed the Children https://www.feedthechildren.org/ Online condolences may be made at www.lwottfuneralhome.com
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Kenneth H. Lombard
April 8, 2021
When I remember Ken, I think of the adjective "Unbelievable." The dictionary defines unbelievable as so great or extreme as to be difficult to believe or extraordinary. In many ways, Ken had an "unbelievable" life with an extraordinary career and beautiful family filled with some great adventures around the world.
I was very fortunate to have Ken be part of my family growing up as a very young boy in Star Lake. He took me fishing and Ken always seemed bigger than life with his "Unbelievable" extraordinary mustache with the handlebars!
Great memories of Ken include the horseshows at the Syracuse State Fairgrounds and fun times at the racetrack at Vernon downs. Ken was a great cook and knew his wines. Ken liked to tell stories about his life experiences and used the word "Unbelievable" quite often while describing his story then added a laugh with his dry humor. How I wish I could hear him say "Unbelievable" just one more time! He could stretch out that word "Unbelievable" almost like a piece of taffy!
I am so sad and shocked for his daughters Monique & Aimee and for his wife Jackie. I know our heads tell us that Ken is gone but our hearts have not yet been reconciled to the realization of the final chapter of his life. Ken is gone yet he is still with us because we will always remember him. Ken will never be forgotten in our family. Please join me in remembering the Love of Ken.
April 8, 2021
Ken will be deeply missed by all whose lives that he has touch,
Deepest condolences and sympathy to Jackie and his families.
Peace be with you ! 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🌹😘🌹😘🌹