Kenneth M. Place, Jr.
Berlin, Conn. — Kenneth M. Place, Jr., son of the late Kenneth and Doris Waters Place, was born December 4, 1925 in Swampscott, Mass. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne (Smart) Place whom he married on June 19, 1948. A graduate of Swampscott High School and the University of New Hampshire, where he was a member of the Alpha Chi Sigma Chemical Fraternity, he served in the US Marine Corps from 1943 - 1945. In 1956, they moved to Berlin where he was a member of the Berlin Kiwanis Club, a Boy Scout leader, a member of the Berlin Board of Education, from 1960 to 1972 serving as chairman for four terms, and Berlin Police Commission for many years. He was also an active member of the Berlin Congregational Church. In 1988, Ken and Jeanne retired to Charlestown, N.H. In Charlestown, he continued his community service as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals, serving as chairman, treasurer of the Medical Building Board and he delivered Meals on Wheels for many years.
He was a member of the Charlestown Congregational Church and the Claremont Congregational Church. In 2011, they returned to Berlin to be near family and rejoined the Berlin Congregational Church.
Along with his wife, Ken is survived by his daughters; Linda (George) Peterson of Sutton, N.H., Ginny (Chuck) Myer of Cincinnati, Ohio, Judy (Bill) Charamut of Wethersfield, Conn. Survived also by his grandchildren; Todd (Dawn) Hannula of Harrogate, England, Reid Hannula of Keene, N.H., Ian Hannula (Joey Haller) of San Francisco, Calif., Charlie (Amy) Myer and David (Kristen) Myer of Cincinnati, Bill (Jess) Charamut of Puyallup, Wash., Ryan Charamut (fiancée Danielle Rozewski) , Abby Charamut and Trevor Charamut of Wethersfield, Great-grandchildren are Zeke and Sophie Hannula of Keene, Keiron Hannula of Harrogate, England, and Alexis Myer and Luke Myer of Cincinnati. Also survived by his sister Jean (Malcolm) Nichols of Southington, Conn. and his two nephews and three grandneices.
A Memorial Service will be held Thursday (March 14, 2013) 11 a.m. at Berlin Congregational Church, 878 Worthington Ridge, Berlin Conn. 06037. There are no calling hours.
Burial with military honors will be in Maple Cemetery, Berlin. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Berlin Congregational Church.
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