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Kenneth J. Loncharich, age 82 of Clinton Twp., passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones in home hospice on January 27, 2023, after a long battle with cancer and other health ailments.
Kenneth was born at home on February 27, 1940, to John and Virginia Loncharich in Detroit, Michigan. After graduating at the top of his class in high school, Ken attended Wayne State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Chemistry. He would go on to work for many years as a State of Michigan employee in hospital administration.
Ken met his love and future bride, Sally, while serving on their condominium board. In 2009, Ken and Sally would marry at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester in a beautiful ceremony.
He was a loving father to his children from a former marriage, Jeannine Moriconi, Leanne (Norino) Bommarito, and Christopher Loncharich. Later in his life, Ken would cherish the role of grandfather to his dear grandchildren Stefano Moriconi, Marissa and Alexa Bommarito and Abra Loncharich.
Ken is also the dear stepfather of Doug Rohelier and special step-grandfather to Austin, Cameron, and Paige Rohelier.
Ken was the oldest of five siblings and is a caring, supportive brother of Karen (Larry) Salci, and Dr. Buck (Koreen) Loncharich.
Ken is reunited with his loved parents John and Virginia Loncharich, and siblings John (Sandra) Loncharich, and Lynne Stine.
In his free time, Ken was an avid golfer, or he was out enjoying nature and the great outdoors while biking. He especially looked forward to taking trips to Colorado to visit his son. Ken enjoyed down time reading his New Yorker Magazine and is known by many to be a connoisseur of ice cream, his favorite treat. Ken also had a profound love of music. He enjoyed going out to see friends perform jazz and big band music and going to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Ken had a beautiful singing voice that he was able to share with everyone with his time in the St. Ephrem Catholic Church Choir and at St. Paul of Tarsus Catholic Church Resurrection Choir.
Ken was also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
Ken will be forever remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Visitation to take place on Wednesday, February 1 from 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the funeral home. Scripture service at 7:00 PM. Funeral Mass to take place on Thursday, February 2 at St. Paul of Tarsus Catholic Church. Instate, or gathering time, 9:30 AM. Service at 10:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to Hospice of Michigan in Ken’s memory.