Ken died Mar. 20, 2021, surrounded by family after battling thyroid cancer. 

Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., he graduated from Shady Side Academy and graduated magna cum laude from Princeton with election to Phi Beta Kappa. He earned a Ph.D. in sociology from Berkeley and a law degree from Yale Law School. 

Ken began a legal career in banking law and received an LLM in taxation from New York University. He then worked for the IRS in the transfer-pricing branch of the international division, authoring numerous regulations. He went on to become executive director of Ernst & Young’s national tax-transfer practice in Washington, D.C., focusing on cross-border transfers of intellectual property and cost-sharing arrangements. 

Ken was an avid outdoorsman and enthusiastic museum visitor. He enjoyed hiking, cycling, running, skiing, swimming, and scuba diving. His wide-ranging interests included history, natural sciences, art, and architecture. Above all, he is remembered for his dedication to his family and friends. 

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Loretz; children Caroline, Claire Marie, and Kenneth; sister Holly; brother-in-law Frank Loretz; niece Elena; and nephew Luca.

Undergraduate Class of 1974