Kenneth E. Hook

September 21, 1955June 27, 2014

HOOK, Kenneth E., passed away unexpectedly June 27th, 2014 at his home. Ken was born Sept. 21, 1955 in Ellenville, NY, Ken was the son of the late Gerald Hook, Sr. and Frances Brown Hook. His long–time friend Paula and girlfriend Habeebah along with his step daughters Katy and Elizabeth will host a Memorial Service in Ohio for friends, co-workers and students at Tobias Funeral Home, 5471 Far Hills Ave, Dayton, OH 45429 on July 26, 2014 from 1-3 p.m. Ken began his Teaching Career in Peoria, Illinois, moving to Dayton, OH in 1993. He taught at Grace A Green, The Career Academy and Patterson HS for Dayton City Schools. He was a business owner as well operating Seattle East Coffee Cafes from 1996-2006. He taught at the Urban League and at the time of his death was a teacher at Sinclair Community College. He was honored by Sinclair as its 2013 Innovator of the Year for his work in the SCOPE Lab. Please join us as we celebrate the amazing life of this excellent teacher, loving friend and noble man. Burial will follow On August 2, 2014 in Ellenville, NY. To send a personal condolence to Ken’s family please visit


  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 26, 2014

Kenneth E. Hook

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September 29, 2014

Lance and I just learned of Ken's passing and are sadden by the loss of a good friend and colleague. Lance and I will always cherish the many days and hours spent at Seattle East Cafe' and Zola"s; eating good food, drinking awesome coffee and having invigorating conversations. We miss you and love you Ken.
Lance and Terran Bryant (Dayton, Ohio)

John Glover

July 27, 2014

Despite best laid plans, unexpected events caused me to miss Ken's memorial service today. My sincere condolences to his family. Ken was one of a kind. He patiently bailed me out after trashing my computer on more than one occasion. Again, condolences from a fellow Sinclair adjunct professor.

Sarah Ashton

July 26, 2014

I was very surprised and saddened to hear of Ken's sudden death, as he was an instructor I knew. The tribute to him today was very moving and really honored him.

Teri Williams

July 21, 2014

July 21, 2014

I was not a full time student with Mr. Hook but through his free computer repair shop I learned a lot. He never wanted to stop teaching his students everything he knew. We lost a great person that would always give everything.


July 21, 2014

The Adjunct Faculty Office at Sinclair Community College is saddened by the news of Ken's passing. He was a great member of our faculty, not to mention a wonderful computer assistant. Many of the staff and adjunct faculty members here availed themselves the use of his SCOPE lab. Ken was a bright and patient teacher as well, even to those who were not his students. He will be missed.

Letitia Knox

July 21, 2014

To Mr. Ken's family and loved ones, I wish to extend my heartfelt condolences. Mr. Ken was a great computer teacher and I am sad that he is no longer with us. May God bless and keep you all. Sincerely, Letitia, (former Dayton Urban League)

Greg Brugger

July 18, 2014

Ken Hook was great. He was one of the best professors I've ever had and he will be greatly missed. I was shocked to hear about the news of Ken passing because it was so random. He will be missed and forever in my memories. I will keep Ken and the ones who hold him close in my prayers!

Bob Sherman

July 17, 2014

With Ken's death, we have lost a great friend, colleague, mentor and teacher. We are all richer for having shared part of our lives with him. He will be forever in our hearts and our minds.

Garry Cooper

July 17, 2014

Ken and I shared the same teaching philosophy - make the learning experience real, meaningful and fun, at whatever the cost. He's a friend that will be missed.

linda A

July 17, 2014

I'm so sadden by the news of Ken's passing. He was the best teacher ever, so patient and made sure that you understood the information before proceeding on with the lesson. Such a gentle and kind soul. He helped me so much with my classes and now I have a BS degree. I can say that I truly loved him and will miss him.