Kenneth S. Sperry

Born: Tue., Oct. 4, 1938
Died: Sat., Aug. 29, 2020

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Kenneth S. Sperry, 81, of Youngsville, Pa, passed away on August 29, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.

Ken was born on October 4, 1938 in Corry, Pa, a son to the late Earl H. and Margaret (Shields) Sperry, Sr. He graduated from Warren Area High School in 1956.  Ken served in the United States Army from 1957-1959. For 36 years he was an accountant in the Insurance Industry, retiring from Erie Insurance Group, Erie, Pa in December of 1998 as the Vice President and Manager of Corporate Finance. Ken enjoyed the beach and living in Ft. Myers, FL after his retirement. He was a very caring man who enjoyed helping others and volunteering.  He was also an avid reader.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce (McMillen) Sperry, whom he married on Nov. 19, 1960 at St. Joseph Church in Warren. He is also survived by his daughter, Kathy J. (Steve) Bosko of Youngsville, Pa; his son, Dean M. Sperry of Erie, Pa; his grandson, Bradley K. (Amanda) Bosko, of Troy, Texas; a great-granddaughter, Ava K. Bosko, of Troy, Texas, a sister, Theresa M. Massa, of Warren, Pa and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Ken was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Earl H., George W., and Philip J. Sperry and a sister, Mary Ann Sperry.

The family requests no services at this time per Ken’s wishes.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Warren County at or PO Box 68, Warren, Pa 16365; Paws Along The River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, Pa 16365 or to the Second Harvest Food Bank, 1507 Grimm Dr., Erie, Pa 16501.

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Don Werle
   Posted Tue September 01, 2020
Ken was a very nice person. Knew him from Erie Insurance back in the day.

Carol Schneider
   Posted Tue September 01, 2020
Oh dear Kathy and family, I'm so sorry to hear of your dad's passing, just reading it in the paper this morning, I met him a few times, and your mom , oh what a very nice man, both him and your mom were so active, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family , without faith and family we have and are nothing, again I express my deepest sympathies for you and family

Ronald Vargo
   Posted Tue September 01, 2020
Dean and family, my mother and I send are deepest condolences and thoughts and prayers for the family during this time. Sincerely Victoria and Ronald Vargo.

Vicky and Ron Meeder
   Posted Tue September 01, 2020
Dear Joyce, Dean, Kathy and families... We were saddened to read of Ken’s passing in the Erie Times. We think of you every time we drive by the old homestead in Whitehall and wonder how you all are. We remember Ken ( and all of you!!) fondly and please know you are all in our hearts during this sad time. May your memories of wonderful times together bring you peace and comfort. Sending a hug along with our sincerest sympathy. Love, Vicky and Ron

Adrienne Gurdak Suppa
   Posted Tue September 01, 2020
Joyce so sorry my condolences and prayers are with you✝️

Wilbur F. Nass (Bill Nass)
   Posted Tue September 01, 2020
I will miss Ken, he was a truly fine, honorable man. He was a good friend and great co-worker at The Erie. He had a wonderful family to be with him. He was a good mentor to the people who worked for him. My prayers are with Joyce and his family at this tough time in their lives. We had passed through Youngsville last week and I told my wife Avis, we should get together with the Sperry's soon if they were not isolation. I have not seen them for a few years.

Renee Vargo
   Posted Wed September 02, 2020
So sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. I want to express my condolences to you and your family.

Greg Gutting
   Posted Thu September 03, 2020
Joyce and Dean,
I am so sorry for your loss. Ken was a good friend, mentor and a wonderful role model. And a person I will never forget!! I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

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