November 20, 1948September 1, 2010

Algaze, Kenneth Barton, 61, of Newport Beach, Calif., died September 1, 2010. Born to the late Reuben “Rudy” Algaze and Elizabeth Cilento Algaze, on November 20, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York. Ken is survived by his tight-knit, loving family including stepmother, Sally Algaze, sisters Eileen Algaze and Lori Collins, nieces Anastacia Armstrong, Jennifer Bishop and Caitlin Collins, nephew Dean Leonardi and great-nephews Jake Scott and Noah Bishop.

As a teenager, Ken made the bold move west from New York to Orange County in 1967 via family caravan dubbed the “Brooklyn Hillbillies.” He attended the Riverside School for the Deaf and Goldenwest College to study printing and graphic design. His career in printing spanned more than 30 years for prominent Orange County title insurance companies.

Ken had few but strong passions which included football, the stock market, steamer clams and Balboa Island. Ken’s fantasy was to retire on the beach in the Hamptons, on Long Island, New York, where he spent his childhood.

Ken was kind-hearted and always made people laugh with his unique jokes. His sense of humor and winning smile is what everyone will remember. Ken’s loyalty to friends and love of family were strong attributes that will be honored at a memorial service on Friday, September 10 at 2 p.m. at Pacific View Mortuary, Corona Del Mar, Calif.

Arrangements under the direction of Pacific View Memorial Park and Mortuary FD1176, Corona Del Mar, CA.


  • Memorial Service Friday, September 10, 2010


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Eileen Algaze

September 3, 2012

September 1, 2012 - It has been two years since the loss of my brother Kenneth. Our stepmom, Sally, and I visited his memorial site at Pacific View and shared warm, happy memories of him. We all miss him everyday. I know that life goes on, and time flies by us all. If you have any of your own memories to share of Ken, please do. We will never forget him.

September 3, 2012

Richard Herrick

August 3, 2012

Iwent to CSDR 1955 to 1959 and Class of E-1960
I went Golden West College 1977 to 1979.

Phyllis Schatman

September 8, 2011

I can't believe it has been a year. there are so many things I want to say but the one that really stays in my mine;
When Ken and Eileen came for my mother's unveiling they got on the ground in stormy down rain and kissed the stones of my mother and father. What I heard was Ken say to them. THANK YOU. Well I want to say, THANK YOU to Ken for being the special person that he was. He lives in my heart and my soul. I love you ken.

September 2, 2011

September 1, 2011 - This morning I went to Pacific View Memorial Park where we had a plaque mounted in honor of Kenneth. I feel inner peace when I visit my parents' "resting" places and have to accept that this is where I now go to visit my brother. I placed one of Ken's memorial cards on his plaque and gazed at the ocean where we scattered his ashes just a year ago. The wall his plaque is on sits on a hill, a very peaceful place with a view he would love. While I was driving away, a song came on the radio that seemed to be beyond a coincidence. "His welfare is my concern...No burden is he to bear...He would not encumber me...He ain't heavy, he's my brother." You're a part of me, little brother. You always will be and my love is everlasting. Always, your big sis, Ei

carol williams

September 1, 2011

In my heart always and forever...until we meet again.

Nelson Algaze

September 1, 2011

the last time I openly spoke about my cousin Kenneth, was at the memorial service our family had for him last year at the time of his passing..At that time I was still in disbelief of his passing and really didn't know what i was feeling except a deep sense of obligation and concern for our family..Just today I heard an old song that in a funny way inspires me.. it is "Walk like a Man" ..but this time I teared up and started to think about how my cousin, my brother, my friend Ken walked like a Man..not just any man but a great man..I know he walked like a this man because he had a inner pride that no matter what happened to him in life he would walked like the man that the men in our family we were taught to be..he was strong, tough, hard working, respectful, caring, kind and I am sad but I know I am a better man beause of the example he set forth for me.

August 31, 2011

There are times I want to email to see how you're doing, there are times I can hear your hearing aid ringing in the distance. A year or a day makes no difference. You are with me always - you and dad. I'll love you forever. Lori

August 31, 2011

From stepmom, Sally Algaze - One of my favorite memories of Kenneth was when he was just a teenager and I was pregnant with Lori. I told him I was going to take driving lessons. He was very, very worried. When I asked him why, he said he didn't want anything to happen to me. A little while later I told him I didn't really want to drive anyway. He was so relieved. That was when I knew he accepted me in his heart.

Robert Hill

August 31, 2011

God bless you Ken, My friend in life and in Heaven. I miss you!.