Kenneth M. Garloch Sr. 1941-2020
NEWARK — Kenneth Melvin Garloch Sr., 79, formerly of Salem, went to heaven Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, to be with his wife, Judith Kay Broderick Garloch.
He was born May 2, 1941, in Salem, to Mary Benner Garloch and Melvin H. Garloch.
Ken graduated from Salem High School, where he lettered in football and played for the legendary Ohio State University coach Earl Bruce. Upon graduating from high school, he attended college at Kent State University and worked briefly at Tooling Aids in Salem.
He met the love of his life, Judith Kay Broderick Garloch at the Columbiana County Street Fair; they had seven children together.
Ken found his true calling in 1964, when he graduated from the 63rd class of the Ohio State Highway Patrol and became a state trooper. During Ken’s 28-year career with the highway patrol, he was voted post and district trooper of the year. Ken received a Superintendent’s Citation of Merit for his lifesaving actions performing CPR and saving the life of a man experiencing a heart attack. He was a top sharpshooter as a member of the Highway Patrol Pistol Team, earning the Superintendent’s Trophy in 1978. Ken retired in 1992 as a lieutenant and the post commander of the Granville Patrol Post. A member of Centenary United Methodist Church, Granville, Ken will be remembered as a true family man who enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He loved building soap box derby cars with his grandchildren, hunting, traveling and going out dancing with his lovely wife.
Ken and Judy will join together again in heaven and watch over their children, Wendy (James) Hay, Laurie Kassim, Kenneth M. (Joni) Garloch Jr., Elizabeth (Kevin) Hampton, Julie (David) McInroy and Thomas (Anna) Garloch; their grandchildren, Natasha (Jonathon) Wolfe, Kathleen (Eian) Banks, Jared, Erin, Thomas, Adam, Marjorie, Brian, Adeline, James, Evelyn, Estelle, Imogen and Edeline; great-grandchildren, Ella and Theodore; and special nieces and nephews, Barbara, Kevin, Janet, Michael, Karen and many others.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Judith Kay Broderick Garloch, who went to heaven April 19, 2020; his daughter, Nancy; his parents; his brother, Harold; and sister, Mary Ellen.
A graveside service will be held at noon Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, at Maple Grove Cemetery in Granville, with the Rev. Casey Wilson and Deacon Patrick Wilson as celebrants.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mcpeekhoekstra.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association at www.lbda.org.
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God” — Matthew 5:9
Ken will be deeply missed by both family and friends.