Howard Kenneth Cushwa Sr.

September 25, 1920October 23, 2013

Howard Kenneth Cushwa, Sr. Howard Kenneth Cushwa, Sr., 93 of Falling Waters, WV, passed away at his home on October 23, 2013. Born on September 25, 1920 in Martinsburg, WV; he was the son of the late Otha Howard and Pearl Donaldson Cushwa. Ken graduated from Martinsburg High School in 1938 and joined the police force in 1943; however he had to take a leave of absence due to World War II. He became a marine serving the First Div. in Okinawa and was honorably discharged. After returning home, he continued his career with the police department and became interested in investigation. He attended the FBI National Police Academy specializing in fingerprinting and photography which led to the establishment of the first local police identification department in Northeastern West Virginia. Ken retired as Captain from the Police Department in 1966. Ken worked for Hutzler Oil Company as Vice President and General Manager. He later started working for General Motors as a security guard. He purchased the FOP Club and ran it as the Potomac River Club until finally retiring in 1989. He was an active member of the community helping to establish the Boys Club and coaching little league baseball. Ken was a Deacon at the First Presbyterian Church as well as Sunday School Superintendent and president of the Christian Endeavor. Ken was an honorary member of the Rotary Club, member of the Lions Club, and life member of the Moose, Elks, VFW, FOP, and AM Vets clubs. He is survived by 4 children; Howard Kenneth Cushwa Jr., Juanita Boarman, Eileen Simpson, and Deena Brown; brother; Harold Cushwa; 8 grandchildren; H.K Cushwa III, William B. Cushwa, Jenny Sutherland, William B. Stone, Bradley Boarman, Angelica Brown, Sam Simpson, and Manuel Simpson; and 12 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Norma Cushwa; brother; Donald Cushwa; and 2 sisters; Evelyn Kitchen and Mildred Roberson. Visitation will be held on Tuesday October 29th from 12-1 with funeral service at 1:00 at Rosedale Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Rosedale Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made on his behalf to Hospice or your favorite charity.


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 29, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Howard Kenneth Cushwa Sr.

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Cletis n Mary Butler

November 10, 2013

Uncle Kenny, you are really going to be missed, I know that you and Aunt Norma are together now forever, we love you and miss you so very much but I know you are in a much better place.
Cletis n Mary Buttler

Lori Tetrick

October 31, 2013

Kenny Jr, thank you for keeping me up to date about your mom and dad these past few years. I'm glad you were the one to tell me and we were able to hug, cry and remember the good times. Your parents were great to me, always making me feel like part of the family. They are smiling down on us all. God Bless you and the rest of the family

alex mccune

October 30, 2013

So sorry to here of your dads passing. I remember going to the river to see you and your Dad. Wonderful times.

Jennifer Carpenter

October 30, 2013

Dear Nita,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. He was a good man. I know it has been a long time since I have seen and actually talked to you. But you are in my thoughts and prayers as always.

Love to you
Jenny Smeltzer Carpenter

Cleve Mason

October 29, 2013

Sorry to hear about Kennys passing,Ihave good memories of years gone by.May God bless the family.

Diane Domenico

October 28, 2013

Kenny I am so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. Tony (Wayne) talked alot about his Uncle K and the police department. He was so glad to see your dad when your mom passed away.They had quite a talk @ the funeral home that night. That was the last time I had him out and about.
I know how you feel; even though Uncle K was very sick it is still very hard to loose someone whom you love so much. I know exactly how you feel. Semper Fi Uncle K now you are with Aunt Norma and at peace.
Dean loved to go fishing with Uncle K and both my boys knew all about their Uncle K. All my always Diane

October 28, 2013

Uncle Kay will be sadly missed. Our prayers are with my cousins. Chris and Allison (Reynolds) Loizos.

Eileen Simpson

October 28, 2013

Dad, you shined on light on so many people's lives to help them lead a better life, and brought laughter and happiness to all you met. I miss you so much, and will meet with you and Mom some day. Much Love, Eileen

October 27, 2013

Kenny was a fellow Marine and I respected him greatly. He was a very caring and disciplined man and was also an excellent police officer. He will be missed greatly Jim Perrell

Julie Petz

October 26, 2013

Dear Nita and Will,

Tom and I want you to know that we send condolences to you and your family

Tom and Julie Petz and family
Amelia Island Fl