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Kenneth Griesbaum

Kenneth Griesbaum

Friday, January 19th, 1934 Saturday, April 25th, 2020

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Obituary for Kenneth Arnold Griesbaum

Kenneth Arnold Griesbaum, age 86, of Fayetteville, PA passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2020. Born January 19, 1934 in Chicago, IL, he was the son of the late Ervin and Adeline Haselow Griesbaum. A caring and generous person, Ken volunteered countless hours to various organizations including Meals on Wheels in Chambersburg, PA. He enjoyed golf, bridge, bowling, basketball, square dancing and singing with the Penn National Harmony Singers. He also enjoyed numerous family trips and vacations. His favorite hobbies included watching sports and gardening. He had a talent for craft projects that he shared with many. A veteran of the United States Army, Ken served with the 1st Guided Missile Brigade. He was an engineer for Western Electric and a proud member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. He was also a devoted member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years, Rosemary B. Griesbaum, whom he married on October 29, 1955. His beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of his daughters, Linda G. Arbaugh (husband Steven) of Owings Mills, MD, Laura J. Lorentsen (husband Kevin) of Chambersburg, PA, and Lisa A. Grande (husband Robert) of Owings Mills, MD; five grandchildren, Sarah Ryan (husband James), Matthew Arbaugh (wife Kelli), Lauren Conroy (husband Matthew), Brian Grande (wife Hillary), and Michael Lorentsen (wife Alexandra); six great grandchildren, Landon, Emerson, and Cameron Ryan, Brayden and Emma Arbaugh, and Henry Conroy. In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by his brother, Elwood, and three grandchildren in infancy, Emily, Rebecca, and Andrew Lorentsen.

Ken’s life is one that is to be celebrated. He brought joy and love into the world every day. He will forever be remembered for his beautiful smile and laughter, his friendliness to others, and his unconditional love for his family.

Private interment will be at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, Timonium, Maryland on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Arrangements are entrusted to the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg, PA

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005 or Saint Junipero Serra Parish, 50 E Street, Seaside Park, NJ 08752-1509.

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Julie Stone

I was fortunate to live next door to Ken. He was such a sweet man and will be dearly missed. I loved seeing the cars in front of his house as his family always gathered to celebrate Christmas Eve.
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Alicia Bellows

I was blessed to have the opportunity to share time with Ken. So. True that his smile and laugh was so special, especially when he sang a unique song just for you. The love and support from his family was always very impressive . Sending my condolences to the grieving loved ones. May God bless and keep you always. Alicia Bellows
Comment | Posted at 11:25am via Condolence
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Robert Kopenhaver

This tree will be standing tall, just like Ken Griesbaum.
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Pat and Bob Keffer

Our deepest condolences on the loss of Ken. What a great guy. Always had a smile and a good word for you. We will miss him.
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Dan Rowan

My condolences to Ken's family and friends. It was my good fortune to share many fun times bowling and golfing with Ken. Perhaps like you, remembering Ken makes me smile to. Dan Rowan
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