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Kenneth N Scott

December 5, 1948 — April 20, 2024


Kenneth N Scott, known to many as the "Friendly Pirate," bid adieu to this world on April 20, 2024, at Barclay Rehabilitation Center in Cherry Hill. He was a man of many talents and a heart filled with generosity and kindness.

Born in December 1948, Ken was a lifelong Oaklyn neighbor who led a fulfilling life that touched the hearts of all who knew him. Throughout his career, he was a skilled punch press operator, mechanic, and welder, dedicating his labor to the Sheet Metal Workers, Local 19 in Philadelphia. However, it was not just his work that defined him but also his warm and inviting persona.

Ken's friendly nature endeared him to the community. He had a knack for brightening up people's days, especially children whom he would greet with stories and small tokens of affection. The sight of him engaging with youngsters or cheerfully acknowledging passersby earned him the moniker of the "Friendly Pirate." He upheld the ideals of our American freedoms in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, exhibiting valor and dedication for which he received the National Defense Service Medal and Vietnam Service Medal.

In the neighborhood, Ken was more than just a resident; he was a cherished friend and neighbor. His presence will be sorely missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Ken is survived by his sister Bonnie Colonna, his nephew Dr. Michael Colonna, and dear friends and neighbors 

As we mourn the loss of Kenneth N Scott, let us also celebrate the enduring legacy of warmth, kindness, and patriotism that he leaves behind. May his memory continue to inspire acts of goodwill and camaraderie in our hearts.

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