Kenneth Lee Kibler, 67, of Fallowfield Township passed away on Monday, July 31, 2023, at Shadyside Hospital after a short but courageous battle with cancer.
Ken was born to Norma “June” and Donald Kibler (deceased) also of Fallowfield Township. Ken was a 1973 graduate of Charleroi High School and attended Mon Valley Tech for welding. Ken worked in the Oilwell Tubing Mill in Allenport, PA for many years. Ken then worked for his father Don at Don Kibler’s Auto Service on Park Avenue in Monongahela where he stepped in and ran the business after his father’s passing in 1996. Ken retired from his business in 2018. Most recently he worked at Dierken’s pharmacy in Monongahela where he enjoyed the camaraderie of the Dierken’s team.
Ken’s biggest life accomplishment was meeting and falling in love with his wife Pamela Jo Robbins of Speers, and they married in 1981, celebrating 42 years of marriage this past May. Ken and Pam were blessed with two children Kenneth (Jr) and Kelly.
Ken had many interests and hobbies that kept him busy. He loved to cook for his family, always making their favorites and experimenting with new recipes. He did some of his best work by smoking and grilling meat on the barbeque. This was often a family get together favorite along with giving his grandsons a tractor ride.
Ken was an avid reader. He always had a book with him if he was going anywhere and would not waste time sitting idle but would read constantly. Some days you could see him sitting on his front porch reading John Grisham novels. He frequented the Charleroi Library to see what treasures he could find.
Ken is survived by his wife Pam Kibler, his son Kenneth L Kibler Jr., daughter Kelly Brown (Eric), Grandson Alexander and Barrett Brown all Fallowfield Township residents. Ken is survived by his mother, Norma “June” Kibler, sister, Susan Grecco of Fallowfield Township and Leslie Petruzzelli (Guy), Peoria, IL
Ken is preceded in death by his father, Donald E Kibler and his granddaughter Kaycee Lee.
Friends and family will be received at the Hogan Melenyzer Funeral Home at 226 Fallowfield Ave, Charleroi, PA 15022 on Thursday, August 3rd from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Funeral services will be held at Hogan-Melenyzer Funeral Home on August 4th, at 10:00am with interment following service at Maple Creek Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Charleroi Public Library in Ken’s memory to Charleroi Public Library, 638 Fallowfield Avenue, Charleroi, PA 15022. Envelopes for donations will be available inside the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.hogan-melenyzer.com