Kenneth S. Sawyer of Newton, formerly of Sharon, MA, passed away December 31,2020 after a long, courageous battle with lung disease. He was 78 years old.
Ken was an outstandingly devoted, loving father to his daughter Andrea and his late son Jonathan, a beloved Tata to Ashley, Sophia and Diego of New Hampshire; and the cherished brother to Sandra Kurson and husband Donald of Chestnut Hill, MA, Jerald Sawyer and wife Susan of Sudbury MA and Robert Sawyer and his wife Kathleen “Sam”
of Martha’s Vineyard.
He also leaves numerous cousins, nieces and nephews who were very much a part of his life. His family has long since credited Ken with being the glue in keeping his very large family together. He was universally and affectionately known as Uncle Kenny to both family and friends.
Ken was a well-known executive and respected leader in the sign industry. For many years he was a principal of University Brink Sign Company in Boston and later developed and led UB Maintenance Corp. It cannot be understated the time and pleasure Ken derived from his community service. He has long been a dedicated member and past president of the Sharon Men’s club and Sharon’s Council on Aging.
His true passion in life lay with his commitment to family and friends. He was best known for his infectious smile, his enormous sense of humor and his charismatic, vibrant and social nature. Ken had that unique propensity to instantly light up any room whether with family, friends or strangers. He had a distinctive ability to make everyone feel they were the most important person in the room. It was uncanny how he could remember every story from his childhood, and made certain everyone knew all of his stories, over and over again. Uncle Kenny was truly a Pied Piper to the younger generation who never seem to tire of his sense of humor and attention. He loved life and always viewed the brighter side of things even when it seemed impossible after the unexpected loss of his only son, Jonathan. He will be long remembered for his generous love, affection and humor.
Funeral services: Due to COVID restrictions there will be a private gravesite funeral at Sharon Memorial Park. For those who can not attend in person a Zoom link for the service will be sent out by the family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ken’s name may be made to Beth Israel Medical Center, Office of Development 330 Brookline Ave, Brookline MA 02215.