Kenneth D. Cantirino, 62, of Laurence Harbor, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, New Jersey. Kenneth was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in Staten Island, New York. After graduating High School, Ken attended St. John’s University in Staten Island, where he received his bachelor’s degree and met his “Jersey girl” and future wife, Sharon. Ken and Sharon were married in 1982 and began their lives together in Tinton Falls, New Jersey and later Staten Island, NY. They eventually settled in Laurence Harbor, New Jersey, where they raised their daughter, Sally. Ken proudly worked as a Union Carpenter starting at Local Union #2250 out of Red Bank, New Jersey.
Ken was an active member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Hazlet for many years, where he led and participated in bible studies and many other outreach programs. He was always ready to volunteer and enjoyed the fellowship of the United Methodist Men’s group. Ken had a lifelong love of music, and played guitar and mandolin at home and with his friends. Ken was also an avid New York Giants and Boston Celtics fan. Most of all, Ken was always a gentleman to everyone he knew and met. His sweet demeanor and loving personality were felt by all around him.
Kenneth was predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Madeline (Luciani) Cantirino. Ken is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years, Sharon and his loving daughter, Sally, and his dear brothers, Thomas of Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania and Richard and his wife, Gina, of Staten Island, New York, along with many cherished extended family members and friends. Ken will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
Arrangements were entrusted to Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 3269 State Highway/Route 35 North, Hazlet, New Jersey 07730. In respect of Kenneth’s wishes, he will be privately cremated. In lieu of flowers, donations in loving memory of Ken to the United Methodist Men’s group at St. John’s United Methodist Church would be greatly appreciated. Please send donations to 2000 Florence Avenue, Hazlet, New Jersey 07730 and make all donations payable to St. John’s United Methodist Church, attention to United Methodist Men’s. For information, directions, or to send condolences to the family, please visit, www.shorepointfh.com.
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