Kenneth Kron, age 85, formerly of Lexington, Kentucky, and Kensington, Connecticut, died after a short illness compounded by a hospital stay. He died at home in Ocoee, Florida.
Ken was a former schoolteacher and elementary school principal and a lifetime writer. He published two books, “Feet of Clay” and “Running Through the Roses,” and wrote many published pieces in newspapers and magazines, including the Orlando Sentinel. He taught writing classes and was a reporter for the Hickory (NC) Daily Record and the New Haven Register.
Ken was an Army cook, chaplain’s assistant and M-48 tank driver at Fort Benning, Georgia. He graduated from Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee, and Southern Connecticut State College in New Haven, Connecticut. He earned his Ph.D. in Education at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.
His father; his mother, Helen Nelson Kron; and his twin, Keith Ki Kron; preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Rutherford Kron, of Ocoee. They were married for 60 years. He is also survived by his son, Keith Nelson Kron (Christian) of Providence, Rhode Island; his daughter, Karen Kron Hamilton (John, deceased) of Oakland, Florida; and two grandchildren, Richard Dylan Hamilton and Samantha Dorothy Hamilton, of Oakland, Florida.