Smethport - Kenneth A. Rinamon, 54, of Smethport, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday (July 4, 2017) after a four month battle with cancer.
He was born April 15, 1963 in Olean, NY, a son of James A. Rinamon and Dorothy A. Haynes Shunk. On Aug. 11, 1984 in Lickingville, PA, he married Margie J. Nicewonger, who survives.
Ken was a 1981 graduate of Smethport Area High School and then went to work for Pittsburgh Corning in Port Allegany for 34 and one half years. While employed at PC, he ran his own business as a very talented wood carver for over 25 years.
Ken was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed spending time outdoors with his family and serving the Lord. He was a devoted member of the Regular Baptist Church of Smethport, where he was the AWANA Club Commander for 20 years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by:
one daughter: Kari R. (Clinton) Compton of Smethport
two sons: Karl A. (Jordan) Rinamon and Kurt D. Rinamon, both of Smethport
two grandchildren: Russell and Opal Compton, along with 2 others on the way
two sisters: Janet (Jerry) Russell of Smethport and Laurie (Kevin) Burford of Port Allegany
one brother: Henry W. Rinamon of Smethport
stepfather: Donald "Gene" Shunk of Smethport
and several nieces and nephews.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 6, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 7, at 11 AM in the Regular Baptist Church of Smethport, with the Rev. Jack Gregg, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Moody Hollow Cemetery.
In keeping with Ken's wishes, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Regular Baptist Church AWANA program. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.