Kenneth L. Atallian, age 92, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on June 13, 2020.
Kenneth was born in Wilmington, DE in 1927 to the late Bill and Ida (Marquest) Atallian. Kenneth enlisted in the U.S. Army and rose to the rank of Corporal. He also served in three other branches of the U.S. military – Navy, Air Force and Marines. After his honorable discharge, Kenneth worked as a welder for Allied Steel in Newport, DE for 30 years.
In his free time, Kenneth and Martha spent a lot of their time together. They greatly enjoyed traveling to destinations all around the world – China, Greece, Russia, and Italy to name a few. They also loved spending time selling household items at their farmers’ market booth.
After Martha’s passing in 2005, Kenneth, lovingly called Pop, was ‘adopted’ by some of his neighbors – Ruth & Ken Johnson and then Leta & Howard Bachman, who spent the last five years with him. Kenneth was well-known in their neighborhood for spending every morning sitting in his driveway, drinking his morning coffee, and waving at all the neighbors as they began their days.
Leta and Howard would like to express their sincere appreciation to Cadia Healthcare Silverside and Heartland Hospice, especially Tiffany, Dominique, and Chaplains Fa Lane & Dan Gottlieb, for their compassionate care and support of Kenneth.
Along with his parents, Kenneth was predeceased by his loving wife, Martha P. (Armstrong) Atallian, with whom he shared 55 years of marriage. He is survived by his children, Joann Jones of Murphysboro, TN and Kenneth L. Atallian, Jr. (Joy) of Elsmere, DE; his grandchildren, Stephanie Fontaine (Anthony), Nicole Sananikone (Nick), Brandon Atallian; his five great-grandchildren, Amos, Hagen, Elias, Adeline and Everly; and his niece, Linda Harvey (Carl). Kenneth will be deeply missed by his neighbors and friends.
Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, services for Kenneth will be held privately at a later date at Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Kenneth’s name to Red Clay Presbyterian Church, 500 McKennans Church Road, Wilmington, DE 19808.
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