A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 1 at 10:00 AM at the Ryssby Church (Google Map), with a lunch reception to follow. Dress will be business casual; no need to dress for a “funeral.” If you plan to attend, please send a note to Jennifer at email@example.com.
Kenneth K. Hazen, 77, of Longmont, CO, died peacefully on Saturday, November 24, 2018, at TRU hospice after an accidental fall. Born on March 23, 1941 in Newark, NJ to the late Lewis Arthur Hazen and Katherine Krementz Hazen, he spent his childhood in Bay Village, OH, graduated from Pittsford (NY) High School in 1959 and Hamilton College (NY) in 1963. Ken purchased a second home in Fraser, CO to be closer to his family in 2011 and moved to Colorado full time in 2015. Ken spent many years of his adult life in Farmington, CT, where he worked in commercial real estate investment for Aetna and subsequently in an independent practice. Ken found much joy and peace in nature and outdoor activities including hiking, bicycling, cross-country skiing, and camping; he was proud to have recently learned to snorkel, stand-up paddleboard, and rock climb with his family. He was a member of numerous outdoor organizations including SkiMeisters, the Boulder Tuesday Thursday Hikers, the Fraser Tuesday Hiking Group, and Searchers, and he was a member of the Boulder Newcomers Club.
His family meant everything to Ken. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer M.H. Peers and Eric J. Peers of Boulder, CO; his cherished granddaughter Allison M. Peers; his sister and brother-in-law Nancy H. Fair and Terrence W. Fair of Phoenixville, PA; his brother and sister-in-law John L. Hazen and Dorothy J. Hazen of Estero, FL; and his nephews and nieces Katherine E. Farrington (husband James and children Robert, Matthew, and Lindsay) of Collegeville, PA, Matthew L. Hazen (wife Claudia and children Jack and Sofia) of Marietta, GA, Brian C. Hazen (wife Kristen and children Hannah and Christopher) of Dunwoody, GA, and Jessica H. Feaster (husband Jay and children Chase and Quinn) of Golden, CO.
Ken supported many environmental and humanitarian charities that he cared about; a raptor flight cage at the Vermont Institute of Nature and Science in Quechee, VT bears his name. He was particularly concerned about the welfare of refugees around the world – as such, donations in Ken’s honor can be made to the International Rescue Committee (https://www.rescue.org/ ) an organization that helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future.
A celebration of Ken’s life will be planned for spring of 2019 in the Boulder, CO area. Please contact Jennifer Peers (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or check this website to receive details.