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In Memory of

Kenneth Gembel

December 8, 1942 - March 14, 2017

Obituary


Alabama- Kenneth Gembel, beloved husband of 51years to Carlyn Jean Weseman Gembel, passed away peacefully March 14, 2017 at Providence Hospital in Mobile, Alabama.
He was born in Norwich to Kenneth Sr. and Anna Kozlowski.
In addition to his wife Carlyn, he is survived by his son John G. Gembel and wife Cynthia (Voss) Gembel, sister Kathy Gembel Harris and husband Bill, and nephew William Harris. He was predeceased by his son Michael C. Gembel in 1995. Ken was very proud of his Polish ancestry and family heritage. He is survived by numerous...

Alabama- Kenneth Gembel, beloved husband of 51years to Carlyn Jean Weseman Gembel, passed away peacefully March 14, 2017 at Providence Hospital in Mobile, Alabama.
He was born in Norwich to Kenneth Sr. and Anna Kozlowski.
In addition to his wife Carlyn, he is survived by his son John G. Gembel and wife Cynthia (Voss) Gembel, sister Kathy Gembel Harris and husband Bill, and nephew William Harris. He was predeceased by his son Michael C. Gembel in 1995. Ken was very proud of his Polish ancestry and family heritage. He is survived by numerous cousins and extended family members of which he spoke about regularly and to whom he held a close bond in his heart. Kenneth loved to share stories of family lineage. He also treasured his extended family members-dashund's Sophie and Sadie.
Second to his family, his greatest accomplishment was being a US Marine, serving from 1962-1966 including a combat tour of Vietnam. Throughout his military career, he served in places such as Okinawa, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong and others. He continued to travel and loved to "cruise" with his family reaching many destinations over the years which have created many fond memories.
After his military career, Ken worked as a chemical operator at Pfizer which merged into an Electrical career, first as a lineman (IBEW Local 42) AZ Electric and 20 years at Electric Boat as an inside electrician (temporary services). Kenneth then went to work with the CT State Police dispatch program where he retired in 2007 and moved with his wife to Mobile, AL.
He also served as a volunteer fireman with the Mohegan Volunteer Fire Dept. He shared a passion for muscle cars and trains and enjoyed both hobbies with his sons. He loved to cook and found great pleasure in experimenting with various recipes/techniques in the kitchen.
Kenneth was extremely proud of his service to our country as a US Marine which was very obvious by his daily adornment throughout his home and automobile as well. His life was a representation of battles well fought-Semper Fidelis.
Ken's family would like to thank Covenant Care Providence Hospital for their compassionate care. Memorial donations in Ken's memory may be made to Covenant Care Hospice.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, May 13 at the Divine Providence Church, 11 Silver St. in Norwich at 9 am. There will be no procession from the funeral home. Burial will follow in Divine Providence Cemetery, 770 West Thames St. in Norwich.
Please visit www.labenskifuneralhome.com to leave a message of condolence for Ken's family.
The Labenski Funeral Home, 107 Boswell Ave. is assisting with arrangements.