Wood Funeral Home


Kenneth "Kenny" House

November 7, 1959March 21, 2021

Kenneth “Kenny” House, 61, of Branchville, died Sunday, March 21, 2021, at Newton Medical Center.

Kenny was born in Branchville and was a lifelong Branchville resident. He was an extremely hard worker. Carpentry was his trade taught to him by his father, Jack House. Kenny loved to golf and assisted in running the Bobby Leppert Memorial Golf Outing for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Kenny was predeceased by his parents, Vernon “Jack” and Janetta House; his sister, Alice; and his brother, Harold. He is survived by his loving partner, Theresa DeNoia; his daughter, Savannah House; his brothers, Harry House and wife, Alice, and Arthur House; his sisters, Cindy House and Lucy Shepperd; his brother-in-law, Edward Geimer; several nieces and nephews; and many loving friends.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 pm on Monday, March 29, 2021 and from 10 to 11 am on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at Wood Funeral Home, 16 Main St, Branchville, NJ. A Graveside Service will be held at 12 pm on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 in Walpack Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences may be offered at


  • Vernon "Jack" & Janetta House, Parents (deceased)
  • Alice, Sister (deceased)
  • Harold, Brother (deceased)
  • Theresa DeNoia, Partner
  • Savannah House, Daughter
  • Harry House (Alice), Brother
  • Arthur House, Brother
  • Cindy House, Sister
  • Lucy Shepperd, Sister
  • Edward Geimer, Brother-in-law

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


  • Visitation

    Monday, March 29, 2021

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021


Kenneth "Kenny" House

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Leigh Anne

March 29, 2021

Kenny its been a while my old friend...even though we went our separate ways you were a part of my life...I will never forget all the crazy good fun times that we shared there are endless..I still laugh n smile whenever I think of you ..Branchville is sure gonna miss you R.I.P .thank you for everything you have done for me n prayers

Wayne Orr

March 27, 2021

Kenny as my wife would say was "one of a kind. Many summer evenings he would sit on his porch , drinking his beer and shout down to me when I was closing the store.

Peggy Dewolf

March 25, 2021

I am in Disbelief to hear about Kenny, my sincere sorrow for the families lose . I will miss Kenny my husband ray and I spent many times hanging with Kenny, he liked when we had bloody Mary’s. He also helped us out with our Homes . Kenny and ray can continue having a beer together now rip my friend u will be missed .

Robert Corey

March 25, 2021

Kenny , You and I had a lot of good times back in the day. May You fly with the Angels R.I.P. Cuz....Until We Meet Again

Ted Lyzenga

March 25, 2021

We have known each other a long time ,you did work on my house and store And we always appreciated your work and your friendship.You will be missed Kenny House.

JoAnne Gantzhorn-Klingener

March 25, 2021

Literally am in a state of disbelief. Honestly thought we would be bickering over our daughter, Savannah, until we were in nursing homes...
One thing you and her have in common is the love of both can fall asleep in an instant! And stubborn? Oh boy...both of you are hard headed.
I told our daughter that Ken will be watching her from "above", while she is starting the new chapters of her life.
I promise to tell her memories- of Rocking Horse Ranch and the ancient nag you rode. How you scooped her out if Stokes Forest lake as she marched in the water, deeper, at 2 yrs old. How you dragged her on a sled on that tiny hill in Layton, her laying there not able to move because she was all bundled up.
Anyhow...I'll raise a glass to you Ken on in Florida! And are in my thoughts...

Brenda Bannon-Gehrke

March 25, 2021

There are so very many memories in the 43 years since I met you, Kenny. You were one indelible character that left your mark on everyone you met. Although the teasing never ended with you, you had a heart of gold - and were always thoughtful and giving - even if it was shots for nearly everyone at 3rd Base on a Friday night. I'm going to miss you voice, your huggy-kisses, your laughter - and how you filled up a room when you entered - and no one ever knew what you were going to do next. You were a larger-than life person who knew how to keep a party going. There are just SO many memories. Thank you for staying my friend through thick and thin, no matter what - and keeping me in your heart - you will be sorely missed. Love you, crazy Kenny. You'll be up there listening to all the Grateful Dead you want, no doubt. I raise my glass to you forever more. Cheers.

Mary Haenichen

March 25, 2021

Fly with the Angels Kenny.... I have alot of good memories from our youth that we shared, may you rest in eternal peace my friend🙏❤

Robin Rosequist

March 24, 2021

When our kids and Savannah were young, we all went bowling every Sunday. It was the highlight of our kids week.