Welcome to the memorial page for

Kenneth Hughes

January 9, 1950 ~ March 6, 2017 (age 67)

Cambridge-Kenneth Hughes was born in the year of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, nineteen-hundred and fifty on the ninth day of January in Brooklyn, New York to Oliver and Lossie Kittrell Hughes, both of whom precede his entry into the Kingdom of God.

Ken traveled a very interesting and accomplished journey through this world. Shortly after birth, he became a ward of the State of New York and raised by his foster mother, Mrs. Delia Sims of Yonkers, New York. She gave him the foundation in faith that he embraced and carried throughout his life’s journey.  He worshipped his early years, as a member of Manhattan Holy Tabernacle, in Harlem, New York. He left this world on the wings of glory, as a member of Cambridge United Presbyterian Church, Cambridge, New York.

Growing up in Yonkers, Ken attended public schools, graduating from Gorton High School in 1968.  He advanced his studies at a number of colleges, including Mount Saint Mary in Hastings, New York and completed his Bachelor’s degree in art education with honors, at Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York.

Ken taught art in public schools in Yonkers before embarking on a career in engineering and computer drafting.  He held a number of fulfilling professional jobs and was most proud of his creative contributions for the Kawasaki Company.  He was also an accomplished jazz musician, playing with a number of noted recording artists.  He was also an accomplished painter, leaving inspired works on canvas.

Ken had the opportunity to travel throughout the world, including, China, Korea and a wonderful and memorable trip to Paris with his wife.

He met and married the love of his life, Zenaida, and from this union he was blessed with two beautiful daughters, Jennifer and Maria, whom he leaves to mourn his passing.

Ken was Lossie’s seventh child. His older brothers, Michael and Marvin, older sisters, Audrey, Olive and Arlene, and younger sister, Nan precedes him in glory. He leaves behind to celebrate his home going, his older brother David (Claudette), and younger brothers, Tim and Paul. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Sadly, Ken was stricken with cancer in 2009 and fought a long and courageous fight. He was called home to glory the sixth day of March 2017 at Glens Falls Hospital, Glens Falls, New York.

Home going services will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Ackley, Ross & Gariepy Funeral Home, 73 West Main St., Cambridge with Rev. Kate Kotfila officiating.

Interment will be at Woodlands Cemetery in Cambridge.

 Service Information

Farewell Ceremony
March 11, 2017

10:00 AM
Ackley, Ross & Gariepy Funeral Home
73 West Main Street
Cambridge, NY 12816

March 11, 2017

11:15 AM
Woodlands Cemetery
Cemetery Lane
Cambridge, NY 12816

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