Kenneth Ledee

Family Tribute:Ken was a loving husband and father, a dedicated son, a son, a caring brother, a peaceful neighbor, a handsome young man, a faithful friend, an intelligent and hard working employee and a Christian man. He had no enemies and avoided violence and unnecessary confrontations with others. Ken is not with us today physically, but his spirit will live with us forever.

'Ken, we will never forget you. You will forever be in our hearts and on our minds.'

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Tomorrow marks another year that you left our side, but we will never forget. We will never forget the love you have bestowed upon us and the everlasting memory that you have left us with, your daughter. For one day, we will be all together again. Love you and miss you always.
Alexis, Family
Sep 10 2013 9:29PM
I never got to meet my Uncle but my moms brother was Uncle Kenny.
Adam, Family
Jan 30 2013 4:56PM
Ken, Love you. Miss you everyday.
, Friend
Sep 11 2012 11:57AM
I worked with Ken for two years on the help desk and although we weren't close friends, he was a pleasure to work with and I miss him. He was always so easygoing in an atmosphere of great stress and he was always a very reassuring presence. It has been 18 years since i left Marsh - and 15 years since I left J&H; - and I think of that help desk very often now. May Ken be at peace always and may his family and friends remember him well.
Jim Rockwell, Colleague
Sep 10 2011 9:38PM
Ken, I know that you are still watching over all of us. There have been so many moments that I know you have been part of making happen. Most of all, I know that you see your beautful little girl. You would be so proud of her. I am very happy to be a part of her life and see her grow into this amazing young lady. I will always be there for her.
Anonymous, Friend
Sep 1 2011 11:05AM
I knew Kenny from when we were kids. We were classmates from 2nd to 6th grade at P.S. 102 and fellow Cub Scouts in Troop 102. Kenny was the best looking guy in our class and he was great guy. Smart, funny, athletic and kind. My fondest memory of him was from our Weblo year in the scouts. While reciting our scout pleadge, he said my name instead of his. It was hysterical; we all cracked up. Since then, whenever I here the Pledge of Allegiance or the National Anthem, I think of that moment. With all the displays of patriotism following the attacks, I kept thinking about Kenny. That was before, our mutual friend, Ruben Villegas, told me that Kenny was in the WTC. The last time I saw Kenny, was in the winter of 1980 during High School. A bunch of us guys from 102 got together for a little reunion. We were a diverse little group. We met at the Grand Avenue subway station. We took the train in to Times Square and went to see the movie, 'Altered States'. We also went to an arcade and played 'Space Invaders'. Two big thug-like guys started hassleing me. Kenny didn't waste any time coming to my aid and the two brutes walked away. I lost direct contact with Kenny after that but Ruben always kept me up to date. I sent him a congratulatory email when I found out he was going to become a Dad and he thanked me. My heart goes out to his parents, who I always remember as good, caring and compassionate people. I remember his sister Suzy too, she was as cute as her brother. I feel for his wife and daughter, whom I hope grows up to know how great a kid her father was. Kenny, where ever you are, I send you, via a Star Trek communicator made of construction paper and a used Tic-Tac box (remember those?) a heart-felt thanks for so many cherished childhood memories and a wish for eternal peace.
Alanscott Brockway, Friend
Sep 11 2009 5:31PM
Growing up around the coner, Kenny's sister Suzanne and I were best friends. I had admired their relationship...how close they were and their witty sense of humor. I had always wished I had a brother like Kenny. I remember he and I drving to the airpot to meet Suzy who had been away at college. He had a way of making people laugh and had such a positive, happy outlook on life. I think of the Ledee family often, in my prayers always. God bless. XO
Geraldine Hartung Rogers, Family
Sep 11 2009 9:52AM
My grandmother lives next door to Kenny's parents. I grew up with Kenny and his sister Susie. My brother and I use to swim in their pool and play with them all summer long. Kenny was always the sweetest friend. I have always cherished those childhood memories.
Geraldine Reres-Izzi, Friend
Sep 11 2009 1:36AM
My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Kenneth Charles Ledee today. I am truly sorry for his loss. I knew him when we were both at PS 102 in Elmhurst, NY. He had a wonderful personality, sense of humor, athleticism and a great bandmate (we both played clarinet.) We would trade baseball cards in the playground, practiced our scales on our instruments and wondered what the lunch lady would offer us that day. Funny, I still remember the picture we took together after our sixth grade graduation ceremony and remembered Ken's beaming smile. I glanced towards his proud parents and they had the same, warm Ledee smile. It would be the last time I would ever see him, however, Ken, you'll never be forgotten. Ken, you'll be missed and will always be in our hearts.
Heru Mafudi, Friend
Sep 11 2008 11:27AM
I worked with Ken on the 3rd shift in operations for about 2 years at marsh and McLennan about 1992. I lost touch with ken after I left the company but I will never forget what a Great guy he was , he will be missed. My Heart and well wishes go out to his family. Adam
ADAM C. STEYERT, Friend
Oct 29 2007 3:10AM
I lived next door to Ken and his family when the tragedy happened on 9/11. I was 13 at the time and I watched him and his wife Mary's daughter Olivia often. I had seen Ken just the night before it happened and I will always have that last memory of him smiling and telling me goodnight after he came home from work. He was always smiling. He had a wonderfully inviting personality and you couldn't help but love him. He was an amazing man and I know that he is in heaven with our Lord now, looking down on us and his beautiful family. I miss him and think of him often and I know that many of us do. Ken, I'll always remember you and your love for your family and friends and your amazing heart. I know you're here with us in spirit. We miss you. <3
Megan Jackson, Friend
Aug 22 2006 2:34AM
I NEVER MET KENNETH BUT I WAS SURPRISED TO SEE THAT SOMEONE WITH MY SAME LAST NAME DIED AT THE TWIN TOWERS.I REALLY DON'T KNOW MY FAMILY BUT IT REALLY HURT ME WHEN I KNEW ABOUT KENNETH.I KNOW GOD HAVE HIM ON HIS ARMS AND HE IS WATCHING OVER US BUT I KNOW SOMEDAY WE'LL MEET IN HEAVEN. I WILL ALWAYS HAVE THE LEDEE FAMILY IN MY HEART AND PRAYERS. GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS.
D. LEDEE, Family
Jul 27 2005 3:50PM
I just found out about kenneth's death after trying to look him up. kenneth and I were best friends at PS 102 until I moved to Argentina after 5th grade. We would write letters to each other because we were really great friends. As kids we formed the CLPE. It was the Chapov Ledee Private Eyes. We always wanted to be cops. I am so saddened to hear of his death. Kenneth, even though we had not communicated in years, I will miss you more than ever.
Fabian Chapov, Friend
Jan 19 2004 1:38PM
I WENT TO SCHOOL WITH KENNETH FOR APPROXIMATELY 10 YEARS. P.S. 102 WAS MY FONDEST MEMORIES. WE WERE IN A GROUP THAT WAS CONSIDERED THE ' IN ' GROUP AT THAT TIME (6TH GRADE). WE WERE COOL!. I REMEMBER SITTING NEXT TO HIM IN CLASS AND WE WOULD MAKE OURSELVES CRY ON COMMAND. IT'S JUST THOSE STUPID LITTLE THINGS WE WOULD DO THAT BROUGHT BACK ALOT OF MEMORIES TO ME. ME AND KENNETH WERE CLOSE AS KIDS AND WE SHARED SOME SPECIAL TIMES. I HAVE A GREAT MEMORY AND I WON'T GO INTO DETAIL BECAUSE IT WOULD TAKE TOO MUCH TIME. I SEND MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO KENNETH'S FAMILY. I WISH I COULD HAVE BEEN THERE TO LEND MY SUPPORT AT THAT TIME. I AM GLAD THEY NAMED A STREET IN MIDDLE VILLAGE AFTER HIM. LOVE AN OLD FRIEND, LISA TRIEBE
lisa triebe, Friend
Jan 1 2004 12:09AM
Hi Friend. I didn't want another year to pass without posting something, regardless of the pain it is causing. You were my FRIEND. You were my confidant. You were my 'Breakfast Club' buddy. It is still hard for me to believe that you are gone. It is still hard to understand why you were taken from your family and friends so soon. Even now I am still at a loss for words, and am chosing my words very carefully so as to truly express what I am feeling. The loss of my colleagues and friends is something that has a had a profound effect on my life. This was the first time I experienced the loss of anyone that was a part of my daily life. I still find myself saying, 'Oh I have to tell Ken...' and then I remember, my heart starts to ache, and then the tears come. I miss you and the other guys beyond words. I try to remember the good times we all shared, and there were many, especially amongst 'The Breakfast Club'. But the one that always brings a smile to my face happened about a month before you were taken from us. I had just bought a new pair of platform sandals and wore them in to work. I thought I was looking mighty cute. I remember coming in that morning, you said your usual, 'Morning Miss Bryan', and I responsed 'Morning Mr. Ledee'. I then told you about my new sandals and you told me to come around to your cube so you could see them. I modeled the sandals and you said they were cute. As I walked back to my cube you stood up to say something to me when I suddenly fell, flat on my bum. You laughed so hard, and even ran over to my cube, not to help me, but to point, laugh, and call everyone else's attention to the fact that I had fallen and couldn't get up. It was truly hilarious. You found it even funnier that I immediately took the sandals off and never wore them again. I miss our heart-to-heart talks. I told you all my problems, and you never judged or lectured. You listened, and offered advise where appropriate. It got to the point where I wouldn't make a major decision without discussing it with you, and heard what your thoughts were. I never heard an 'I told you so' if I didn't take your advise and things didn't work out. However, you were very proud, and mentioned it daily, of advising me to sell my stocks on a particular date, and that turned out to be the day the price was at its peak. You even updated me daily on the new price of the stock which was consistently declining. I was very happy for you when you decided to go back to school. You were only there a couple of weeks when you were tragically taken from us. I remember the last words you said to me 'Good night Miss Bryan, and good luck tonight'...I was starting my first graduate school class the night of September 10, 2001. Ken, you will be happy to hear that I have officially finished grad school and am now the holder of a Master's degree. I thank you for the many words of encouragement and the genuine friendship you shared with me over the years we've known each other. Your not being here has left a void in my life. You were a truly unique and special person. After meeting your parent I see why you were the special person you were. Your commitment to your family and friends was admirable and will always be remembered. You are, and will always be, loved and revered by many. May God Bless your family and friends, and I pray that I will one day share a laugh with you again.
Ordia Bryan, Colleague
Sep 22 2003 10:44PM
I got to know Ken when he and I became cube neighbors at 729 Seventh Avenue. As I recall, there were three of us in a row -- Ken, Alva Sanchez, and me. We all became friends over time, and I'm sorry now I didn't keep in better touch with them over the years. Ken was such a nice guy -- you just couldn't get a unkind word out of him, no matter how hard you tried. He was also one of the most unflappable people I ever met. No matter what the situation, he was always calm and steady. It's so sad he's gone. I will always miss him.
Robert Miles, Colleague
Dec 20 2002 2:49PM
I can still remember it like it was yesterday. The day I hired Ken as one of my 3rd. shift computer operators. Ken & I shared may common interests. The band KISS was one of them. I remember how he had called into a radio station in the middle of the night (Like I would'nt find out) and he won the tickets to a KISS concert. As Murphys Law would have it.. I was also at the concert that night and who shows up but Kenny and another of the night guys Scott Simon. Picture the look on their faces when they saw their 'boss' there. Time went by and Ken moved over to the M&M; Help Desk. He was a very talented person in the IT/Computer field. Ken & I had lost touch after I left Marsh, but fate would have us run into each other again. My wife and I were on line to check in for a cruise and I hear my name getting called. I turn around and there I see Ken with his new wife Mary. I could not believe it, what are the chances. We had such a great time on the cruise with them. They told us the stories of how they met (She also worked on a cruise ship) and how they fell in love. My heart goes out to Mary and their daughter. Mary - If you read this, I would love to talk to you again. You can reach me at the New York City Fire Dept. 718-999-1787 or E-Mail me at safatyi@fdny.nyc.gov God Bless you. Ira
Ira B. Safaty, Colleague
Oct 22 2002 11:07AM
I did not know Ken, but I knew his wife Mary and daughter Olivia. Olivia went to daycare/preschool with my daughter Alyxandra and I saw Mary & Olivia practically every day of the week. When I heard about the attack on the trade centers I called my daycare center to see if everything was ok there....at that time I asked if any of the children in the center had parents that worked at the trade centers. I was shocked and saddened to hear that Olivia's daddy worked in the towers and no one knew where he was and if he was ok. When it became apparent that Ken did not make it out of the towers I was overwhelmed with grief for his family. I have thought about all you many, many times over the past year. I would not even attepmt to know what you all have gone through over this past year....but I want you to know Mary that my thoughts and prayers are with you, Olivia, & your family.
Risa, Friend
Sep 11 2002 1:16PM
I worked with Ken for about 2 years at Marsh. He was such a good, easy-going guy. He was quiet and professional. There was a good group of people working in that office. Ken was a big part of that.
Ron Vestuto, Colleague
Sep 11 2002 9:29AM
When I first started with Marsh I was a high school co-op student and this is where I first met Ken and alot of the other colleagues that did not make it that day. He was such a fun, nice, sweet person. We kept in touch via e-mail and the last time I actually met him face to face was May 2001 for lunch downtown. We caught up on old times and he showed me a picture of his beautiful little girl, Olivia. He also spoke about his wife, Mary. Mary and Olivia are always in my thoughts and prayers. Ken was a wonderful person and he will always be missed.
Jackie Bonilla, Friend
Jun 14 2002 2:16PM
I met Ken When I was in the 7th Grade he was my Friend Suzy's older brother. I had known him almost 1/2 my life. We are so saddened by the events of Sept.11th and our hearts go out to The Ledee family, Mary and Olivia and all the families of those lost.Our fondest memory of Ken is when he caught the Garter belt at our Wedding and Mary had Caught the Bouquet. In our hearts forver God Bless! Linda, Michael and Baylee
Linda, Michael and Baylee Nuzzo
Jun 5 2002 3:59PM