Ken, a son and brother of physicians, died Dec. 30, 2022, three weeks before his 94th birthday. A New Jersey native, Ken graduated from Deerfield Academy in 1945, and matriculated at Princeton that same summer. He majored in biology as a pre-med, sang in the Glee Club, and joined Quadrangle Club. He then went on to Harvard Medical School, graduating in 1952.
After a stint in the Navy as a medical officer in Norfolk, Va., Ken returned to New Jersey and began his career not in private practice, but with the Sisters of Charity at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson. He finished his tenure there as director of medical education and chief of medicine, with an eponymous award established in his honor.
Ken went on to private practice for many years as a board-certified internist in Ridgewood, N.J., retiring in 1977. Over the years, he had a remarkable influence on the lives of friends, family, students, and patients alike, who shared his love of life and his many interests.
In 1952, Ken married Priscilla Trotman, his lifelong friend and partner for 70 years; their children, Elton, Priscilla, and Susan, also survive Ken.