Kenneth Fowler Haskins

Born: Mon., Nov. 9, 1942
Died: Wed., May 2, 2018


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Kenneth F. Haskins, 75, of Exeter, passed away on May 2, 2018 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, following a heart attack.

Ken was born Nov. 9, 1942 in Kingston to the late Kenneth F. and Mary Williams Haskins.

He was a 1961 graduate of Kingston High School, and was an Exeter resident for 44 years.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed for 22 years by Benco Dental Supply Co., Wilkes-Barre and earlier at the former  Monarch Casket Co., West Pittston.

Ken was an avid woodworker and will be remembered for the many beautiful things he made in his basement workshop. He also enjoyed traveling and going to casinos.

His two sisters, Ruth ( Merle ) Kester and Dorothy ( John) Hughes, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 48 years, the former, Madelyn Zakeravich., and his daughter, Carol Artim, West Wyoming, and grandchildren Krista, Steven and James.

He is also survived by a niece, Nancy and her husband John Cline, Hastings on Hudson, N.Y. and great niece Anna Cline, Boston.

Funeral services will be private.

Arrangements are in the care of the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter.

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Jerry Cragle
   Posted Thu May 03, 2018
MY FRIEND! I will greatly miss you, the laughs, the serious talks, the rye smile you offered when I usually said something stupid. God speed. You will be constantly in my thoughts and heart.

John Cline
   Posted Fri May 04, 2018
Ken was my wife's uncle and welcomed me into the family unhesitatingly. He was a fantastic great-uncle to our daughter, Anna, and offered her his infectious sense of fun. He played many games of pool with her and my wife Nancy, his niece. His woodworking was awe-inspiring, and, unlike me, he could do anything with his hands, even when he was suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. He made Anna a little chair to sit on when she was little and also a hobby horse, which she named "Buck-O." He was a wonderful man and was a huge source of help and support when Nancy's mom (his older sister Dorothy) died. I will never forget that. I don't know how we would have managed without him. May the angels speed his way heavenward.

Dinny Noonan
   Posted Sat May 05, 2018
Kenny was such a soft spoken classmate ..he was always mannerly and kind to me. He will be the fourth classmate that was lost from the KHS class of 1961. Why has the time gone so quickly since once we were kids? God bless you Ken.

Keith Budurka
   Posted Mon May 07, 2018
So sorry to hear about Ken. I worked with him for several years as part of facilities maintenance at Benco. He was so talented with his woodworking.
I am glad I knew him and will think of his family during this time.

Ywilliams
   Posted Sat May 12, 2018
Sorry for your loss. God promises at John 5:28,29 that we can see our love ones again. May the God of all comfort be with your family at this difficult time.

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