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Glastonbury Funeral Home

450 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury, CT

OBITUARY

Kenneth Russell Stubenrauch

September 18, 1947August 12, 2019

Ken was a son of the late Edward and Dorothy (Baxter) Stubenrauch. Preceding him in death was his brother, Richard. He is survived by his devoted wife, Joan, sister Jan Bantz & husband Tom; brothers-in-law Robert Fischer and Kenneth Fischer; sister-in-law Fran Stubenrauch; nephews and their wives Michael & Beth Fischer, Christopher & Connie Fischer, Thomas & Adra Anna Stubenrauch, Ryan & Sarah Bantz; nieces Kristen Bantz, Stacey Lint & husband Scott, Sandra Aycock & husband Robbie; and 11 grand nieces and nephews .Ken was born in Illinois, moving to Wyckoff, NJ in high school and graduating from Ramapo High School. He was a '69 graduate from Bucknell University, and later earned his MBA at U of Connecticut. He worked his entire 40 year career as an engineer with Pratt & Whitney, transferring to IAE in marketing until he retired. Ken loved the New England area, especially Glastonbury where he and Joan lived for 48 years. He enjoyed skiing, world-wide travel with Joan, serving as president for the Connecticut Horticultural Society, rooting on the UCONN women's basketball team including at several Final Four games, and fine food and wine. Family was a very important part of Ken's life, and he and Joan made themselves readily available to celebrate events with their families. A celebration of Ken's life will be held September 28th, 3:00PM, at Glastonbury Funeral Home, 450 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury, CT 06033. For more information or to send an online condolence, visit www.glastonburyfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, his family requests that donations be made to The Connecticut Horticultural Society, 2433 Main St. #1, Rocky Hill, CT 06067

Services

28 September

Celebration of Life

3:00 pm

Glastonbury Funeral Home

450 New London Tpke
Glastonbury, Connecticut 06033

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Kenneth Russell Stubenrauch

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Herbert Fitch

August 29, 2019

Joan, Lyn and I were so sorry to hear of Ken's sudden passing. Ken was my KDR roommate and we had some grand times at the fraternity. Ken was also in my wedding party when Lyn and I were married in 1969 in Elmira. Ken will be missed. We wish you the best.

Alan Davis

August 27, 2019

We were saddened to hear of Ken’s passing. Our condolences to his family.

Although it was a long, long time ago, Nancy and I remember Ken fondly as part of our Bucknell and KDR experience. He was in the class behind mine and undoubtedly took grief as a pledge, and returned it as well. But I recall him as quiet and responsible; that must have been why we elected him president of the fraternity. Someone had to maintain order. He would often contribute a comment to a conversation with a little smile, as if there were a happy spirit inside him laughing at the world. His photo looks just like his memory in my mind, except for the glasses.

Al Davis ‘68 and Nancy (Heim) Davis ‘69

Charles Cleaver

August 22, 2019

I am so sorry to hear about my friend, Ken. We worked together for 7 years at IAE in the same small group. He was also ready with a smile and a wry comment. I consider myself blessed to have him as a friend. My late wife and I were guests in Ken and Joan's house.

Tim Preiser

August 22, 2019

Dear Joan,
I can’t begin to comprehend your loss. I’m so very sorry! Ken was a sweet, generous, gentle soul. I have always enjoyed spending time with you guys, pruning & working with you both, maintaining your beautiful property. I loved listening to the playful banter back & forth between you two...you saying, “Kenny, these plants need to be pruned!” ...and Ken saying, “ So Tim, how many more days do you this will take?”... and then at then at the end of the day, holding his breath, and asking you, “Joan, do you want Tim to come back tomorrow and prune the Kousa Dogwood in back & the big Japanese Maple in front?” Usually the answer was “Yes”, & he would graciously say, Well, “OK, I guess we”ll see you again tomorrow...”, all the while silently calculating in his mind how much more that was gonna cost him. I think he lived by the motto, “Happy wife, Happy life!!” He was a very special man and he clearly loved you very much! I will miss him as I know all the people who had the privilege of knowing him will.
My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family.
Blessings,
Tim

Tim Preiser

August 22, 2019

Dear Joan,
I can’t begin to comprehend your loss. I’m so very sorry! Ken was a sweet, generous, gentle soul. I have always enjoyed spending time with you guys, pruning & working with you both, maintaining your beautiful property. I loved listening to the playful banter back & forth between you two...you saying, “Kenny, these plants need to be pruned!” ...and Ken saying, “ So Tim, how many more days do you this will take?”... and then at then at the end of the day, holding his breath, and asking you, “Joan, do you want Tim to come back tomorrow and prune the Kousa Dogwood in back & the big Japanese Maple in front?” Usually the answer was “Yes”, & he would graciously say, Well, “OK, I guess we”ll see you again tomorrow.” , all the while silently calculating in his mind how much more that was gonna cost him. I think he lived by the motto, “Happy wife, Happy life!!” He was a very special man and he clearly loved you very much! I will miss him as I know all the people who had the privilege of knowing him will.
My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family.
Blessings,
Tim

Ruth Tyska

August 21, 2019

Sending much love to Joan who must be devastated. We are their next-door neighbors, for whom Ken kindly plowed our sidewalk every winter for years. He was the kind of man you can only dream of having for a neighbor. We miss him already. Ruth, Tom & Roberta Tyska

Richard Trefflich

August 17, 2019

Our Condolences to Ken's Family!

Although Ken was several years behind me at Bucknell, I remember his upbeat attutde at the alumni events that I attended.

Rich Trefflich '65 and Janice Trefflich

Leslie Capozza

August 14, 2019

So many. We were The Wild Bunch, Ken, Dale and myself. There was a period of time when Ken and Dale were on a gym kick because they were getting "blobby". The skinniest guys at IAE. My first friends at work, my first real job. Fond memories of our years at IAE.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY