In Memory of
Kenneth Dowden Rees
June 19, 1929 – October 2, 2017
Kenneth Dowden Rees of New City, NY, 88 years old, passed away peacefully on October 2nd, 2017.
He was born on June 19th, 1929 in Bronx, NY to Stanley D. and Elsie Rees. He graduated from De Witt Clinton High School in 1947 and graduated from Manhattan College in 1951. He served in the US Army in the Korean Conflict. After returning from war, he married the love of his life, Patricia Altritt, who predeceased him on October 20th 2014.
He was part of the Clarkstown Auxiliary Police and was also an active member of St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church where he served in many capacities, including Eucharist Minister, Holy Name Society and the Knights of Columbus.
Ken’s love for baseball dates back to the days of the Brooklyn Dodgers and later he became an avid New York Yankees fan. His hobbies included playing racket ball, traveling and catching up on the daily news, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family. He took great pride in helping to design the home that Patricia and he lived in for 61 years.
He is survived by his two daughters, Joanne (Michael) McCue of Pearl River, NY, Mary (William) Arther of Baltimore, MD and his son, James Rees of Atlanta, GA. He is also survived by his 8 grandchildren; Shannon (Ryan) White, Colleen (Brendan) McLaughlin, Caitlin McCue, Douglas and Kyle Rees, Daniel, Megan and Matthew Arther. He is also survived by his 5 great grandchildren; Abigail, Liam, James, Jaedyn and Brady. Ken is survived by his brother Jim (Debbie) Rees of Calabash, NC. He was predeceased by his brothers, Robert and Stanley Rees. In addition, he is survived by many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The ARC of Rockland, 25 Hemlock Dr, Congers, NY 10920 and/or the Marian Shrine in Stony Point, 174 Filors Ln, Stony Point, NY 10980.Family will receive friends on Thursday, October 5th from 3pm-8pm at Higgins Funeral Home in New City, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, October 6th at St. Augustine Church, New City at 10am followed by an interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY.
Rees, Kenneth Dowden [MC1951 RIP]
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