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Kenneth M. Zontek
June 2, 1955 - May 12, 2020

Kenneth M. Zontek

Kenneth M. Zontek
Jun 2, 1955 - May 12, 2020

Kenneth M. Zontek

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Thomas Willard on May 20, 2020


A tribute to Ken for over 40 years of memories our family shared with him from the time we met at U of D.

May God Bless Your Soul Ken!

Gerard (Jerry) Shaheen (SCM Grade School class of on May 20, 2020

I remember Ken well ... same homeroom class at Saint Clare of Montefalco grade school. We used to play marbles together outside during recess,
up against the curb in the area between the 2 school buildings.
Sadly, I never saw or talked to him after grade school graduation
mainly because we attended different high schools.
According to Ken's obituary and the numerous posted memories,
seems he was a wonderful, classy guy with many, many friends.
I remember you, Ken. Rest in peace.
Gerard (Jerry) Shaheen

Mary Goerke on May 19, 2020

I was so sad to hear of Ken's passing. I knew him from volunteering at Beaumont. He was truly a nice person and will be missed by the people who worked with him.The last time I saw him he brought his puppy, Lloyd into the hospital so we could meet and greet Ken's new best friend!

Monica Hogan on May 18, 2020

This is such a loss. Have fond memories of Ken as one of the best kickball players on the block when we were growing up. It's been too many years, but I always thought that I'd see you one more time again.

Patrick Arsenault on May 18, 2020

Very sorry to hear about Ken. We were good friends at St Clare and at Austin High School. I have fond memories of playing basketball and touch football with him. Ken was a great athlete. He was very fast and we used to match up against each other playing street football. He usually got the better of me on those games, LOL! I saw him less and less after college and was hoping he would attend a reunion of our 8’th Grade Class last summer. I will keep him and the Zontek family in my thoughts and prayers.

Debbie Harning on May 18, 2020

Ken was in my homeroom class at St Clare de Montefalco. A quiet, nice guy that I hoped to see at our 50th class reunion. Sadly, he didn't come. But he was remembered. Dennis Muzzi, you wrote a wonderful tribute to Ken! Thank you for sharing that with family and friends. You captured his quiet spirit. Prayers for the family.🙏

Mary Lou Jantz on May 17, 2020

Ken and I have volunteered together for 20 years at Beaumont Grosse Pointe. I will truly miss him. Wednesdays at Beaumont will not be the same. Ken enjoyed a good martini and was a great cook. He also loved music and was great at trivia. Will keep Ken in my prayers.

Mary Lou Jantz on May 17, 2020

May 5,2020

Dennis Muzzi on May 17, 2020

Sadly, we lost an old friend, for the second time. Ken was a key part of our small group of St. Clare and Austin guys, back in the late 60s and early 70s. And, then after high school and college, we drifted. And, never found our way back. Too bad. Shy, yet good natured and friendly, especially to those with whom he was close. A deadly basketball set shot. Appreciation for a wide variety of music. Loyal and dedicated as a friend. Smart, sensible and practical. Not inclined to partake of the foolhardy activity of the day. Fully present, in his own unique way. We were all just beginning our journey in life. And, as we all changed, I wish we had found a way to understand him better and get to know the person he became. God speed, old buddy.

Lynne Krieg on May 17, 2020

Ken was a kind and giving man. He will be missed at Beaumont. I am grateful to have shared him with the Wednesday lunch group.
RIP Ken.

Cathy Binnington on May 17, 2020

I will miss Ken very much. We volunteered together at Beaumont main lobby desk every Wednesday. I will miss the sweets he always found on sale and shared with his fellow volunteers. His memory of music trivia always amazed us. He was a very important part of my volunteer experience and I send my heartfelt sympathy to Jackie and his family.

Mary Lou Solomon on May 17, 2020

Ken was a fine, honest, giving man. There will be a void for me now at Beaumont.
Mary Lou Solomon

Sarah Galvan on May 17, 2020

We met Ken and Lloyd through my neighbor who volunteered at Beaumont hospital. When he was over at her home, we would bond over our love for labradors retrievers. We are so sorry for your family’s loss and praying for you at this time.

Sarah Galvan on May 17, 2020

judith wallon on May 17, 2020

I'm so very sorry to hear of Kens passing. He was a great guy, friendly, caring and fun to be with. I'll miss seeing him at the dog park.

Cynthia Nowak on May 16, 2020

Dear Jackie and Mike,
Mary kindly let us know of your dear brother's passing. We are very sorry for your loss. Know Vic and I are praying for you at this difficult time. May you feel God's presence and peace.

Mike Desmet on May 16, 2020

Condolences to Ken’s family. Does not seem like that long ago we met at U of D and he has always been a great friend, and will be missed.

Gregg Hetherington on May 16, 2020

So very sorry to learn of Ken's passing. He brought a lot of light into this world; at the dog park, through his volunteer work at Bon Secours (Beaumont), and providing care to his extended family. And he made good Paczkis, too! RIP, it is well deserved .

John Cooper on May 16, 2020

I'm the current chairman of the Statler-Maloof Dog Park and I'd just like to say how sorry we all are about Ken's passing. He was the dog park historian, having been a long-standing member, he knew everyone and everything that went on there. When Bart died and he got a new pup, he didn't hesitate to name his new dog Lloyd after another member who he'd admired from the past. I always thought that he'd make a great addition to the dog park committee but alas, residency restrictions got in the way. We'll all terribly miss him, but from what I understand, someone from the dog park adopted Lloyd so we'll have a reminder around for awhile that will make us smile and remember Ken. May he rest in peace.

Dave & Jean Woycik on May 16, 2020

Our condolences to Ken’s family and friends, he will always be in our thoughts, prayers and memories.
Dave & Jean Woycik

Carl & Marilyn Wolschon on May 15, 2020

Our condolences to the family. Carl & Marilyn Wolschon

Chris Sprock on May 15, 2020

So sorry to hear of Kenny's passing. Way too young. Prayers of comfort and strength to his family.

Jenny Miller on May 15, 2020

RIP Ken. Prayers for your family during this difficult time.

Joni Sikora on May 15, 2020

I am so, so sorry to learn of Ken’s passing. I will truly miss him!

Richard Baranski, OFM on May 15, 2020

In my thoughts and prayers.

Paulette r Woycik on May 14, 2020

My buddy, my cousin for life. I loved you very much Paulette



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