Word has been received of the death of Kenneth E. McNertney, father of Cindy Clark, whose husband, Rick, serves as pastor of Blue Ridge Grace Brethren Church, Winchester, Va. Services will be held Wednesday in St. Michael, Pa. His obituary appears below.
Kenneth E. McNertney, 85, St. Michael, Pa., received a glorious Christmas present, he went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 25, 2016, at 9:35 p.m., surrounded by loving family. Born May 28, 1931, in South Fork, son of Hazel (Yoder) and Joseph Krajewski; preceded in death by parents; brothers, Charles Pahel and Ronald Wirick, and sister, Carole (Krajewski) Mangus.
Survived by loving wife of 67 years, Elizabeth Lucille (Patterson) McNertney, whom he, affectionately called “Luc” and married August 16, 1949; daughters, Christine, wife of Pastor Michael Bender, White Pigeon, Mich.; and Cynthia, wife of the Rev. Dr. Rick Clark, Winchester, Va.; seven beloved grandchildren; and 22 adored great-grandchildren, who loved him so much and he them. Brother of Connie (Krajewski) Marhefka, Johnstown, Pa.; Linda (Krejewski), wife of Ed McConnell, Bellefonte, Pa.; Larry Krajewski, married to Sharon, South Fork, Pa.; Garry Krajewski, married to Betty, Portage, Pa.; and Vickie (Krajewski), wife of John Semanchik, Portage, Pa.
Ken was a US Navy veteran, having served from 1948 to 1950. He had several jobs and careers through the years, including owning and operating his own air conditioning and refrigeration company. Without a doubt though, his favorite was preaching the gospel. Ken was ordained August 7, 1987, in Gardena, Calif.; and poured his heart and soul into reading, studying, and telling everyone he met to come to the Savior. He instilled in us that faith in the Lord is the best foundation you can have, and being happy and having love fill your heart is what matters. Truly we have been blessed by having you in our lives, truly you are dearly missed.
Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Parkview Alliance CMA, St. Michael, Pa., officiated by his sons-in-law, Pastor Michael Bender and the Rev. Dr. Rick Clark and assisted by Pastor Pat Walsh.
Interment, South Fork Cemetery.
Military graveside service by St. Michael American Legion Post 551.