Tribute: Kenneth J. Furniss

Kenneth J. Furniss, 87, died October 9

Kenneth J. Furniss, Warren, Ohio – obit

WARREN, Ohio – Kenneth J. Furniss, 87, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016 at his residence.

He was born May 28, 1929, in Cleveland, Ohio the son of the late Clarence and Rose Furniss.

Ken started as an apprentice at the age of 15 with Kline’s Stained Glass Studio and eventually became the owner/operator. A true craftsman and artist, he created, repaired and installed stained glass windows and creations in Ohio and Pennsylvania areas.

He was a founding member of Blessed Sacrament Parish.

He enjoyed reading, hiking, biking, golfing, family vacations to Cooks Forest and spending time with family and friends. Ken never missed an opportunity to attend his children and grandchildren’s sporting events.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Rosemary Furniss; four daughters, Joanne (Cal) Gilbert of Warren, Pat (Ron) Weisenstein of Sheffield, Pennsylvania, Mary Pasternak of Cortland and Kathy Schlupe of Stow; 11 grandchildren, Christina and Bryant Furniss, Chris and Ken (Sabrina) Gilbert, Michael, Matt and Megan Pasternak, Justin and Lauren Sandrock and Tori and Thomas Schlupe; one great-granddaughter Nadia and a brother Bob (Joan) Furniss of Clyde, Ohio.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a son, Larry Furniss and a brother, Ray Furniss.

Calling hours will be Thursday, October 13, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel and Friday, October 14, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Parish Warren, Ohio.

A Funeral Mass will be Friday, October 14 at 11:00 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Parish.

Burial will follow in All Souls Cemetery in Bazetta.

A special thank you to Hospice of the Valley for their loving care and support.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions take the form of donations in Ken’s name to Blessed Sacrament Parish, 3020 Reeves Rd. NE, Warren, Ohio 44483 or Trumbull County Treasurer for the Western Reserve Greenway. Mailing address is Trumbull County Metro Parks 185 East Market St. 2nd Floor, Warren, Ohio 44481.

Family and friends may visit to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Furniss family.

A television tribute will air Wednesday, October 12 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.