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Kenneth John Pape

May 16, 1943 ~ March 8, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old


Ken was born and raised in Islip NY.   He was a 1961 graduate of Islip High School where he made many lifetime friends. 

During that time, he also met his future wife, Carol (Ferrara) of West Sayville, whom he married In 1964. They settled in Sayville and proudly raised two daughters, Amy & Jennifer. 

Ken proudly served in the U.S. Navy and expressed his love of Country throughout his life. 

Ken was a man of many interests. He was well known in the classic car circle for his meticulous, brightly colored  hot rods which were displayed at many car shows on the East Coast as well as in many local parades. He was a talented musician from an early age.  First playing the accordion, at age 5, then guitar, trumpet and eventually developing a singing voice. He performed for many years at venues throughout Long Island with his Band mates who were lifelong friends. Kens love of music continued throughout his entire life and is part of his legacy.  

Ken was also a fishing enthusiast.  He grew up in a family of Long Island Baymen, which instilled in him, a great love of the sea.  He shared his passion  with family and friends throughout his life and enjoyed many fishing expeditions from the Great South Bay to Costa Rica. 

Ken, from a young age, had a unique love & compassion for all animals.  Whether it be rehabilitating, sheltering, caring for, feeding or adopting an animal in need, he instilled this in both his daughters.  

Ken will be remembered as a warm, kind, knowledgeable, compassionate man known for his altruism and giving nature as well as his love and pride in his family.  

Memorial Visitation:  Sunday, March 19th  3:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Raynor & D'Andrea Funeral Home 245 Montauk Hwy. West Sayville

Words of Remembrance: Sunday March 19th at 6:00 p.m. at Raynor & D'Andrea Funeral Home, 245 Montauk Hwy. West Sayville

Graveside Service:  Monday, March 20th  11:00 a.m. at Calverton National Cemetery, Princeton Blvd. Calverton.  Procession will be leaving from the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. to follow to Calverton National.

Cremation private

In lieu of flowers, donations to: STAR Foundation (Save the Animals Rescue): P.O. Box 519 Middle Island, NY 11953 or are appreciated.


March 19, 2023

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Raynor & D'Andrea Funeral Homes
245 Main Street
West Sayville, NY 11796

Words of Remembrance
March 19, 2023

6:00 PM
Raynor & D'Andrea Funeral Homes
245 Main Street
West Sayville, NY 11796

Video is available for this event

Graveside Service
March 20, 2023

11:00 AM
Calverton National Cemetery
210 Princeton Blvd.
Calverton, NY 11933

Video is available for this event


STAR Foundation (Save the Animals Rescue)
P.O. Box 519, Middle Island NY 11953


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