Kenneth J. Pichette Sr. of Binghamton, NY went to be with his Lord on December 25, 2020 at the age of 84. He is survived by his beloved wife Joyce (Morgan) of 62 yrs. His legacy lives on in his 5 children Kenneth Jr. (Jane), Michael, Jack (Pam), Karen (Donald) Whitman, and Kathleen (Philip) Miller; his 14 grandchildren; and his 10 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his three brothers, William (Barbara), David and Robert (Judi) Pichette. He was preceded by his parents Albert and Margaret Pichette, his brother Albert Jr., and grandson Joshua Whitman. Ken graduated from Binghamton Central High School in 1954. He received a basketball scholarship to play for the Hoyas at Georgetown University. While there, he joined the ROTC and joined the United States Air Force upon graduation in 1958. Captain Pichette served in Thailand during the Vietnam War and was an athletic instructor and coach at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. He received a Masters’ Degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He served as Executive Director of the Louis N. Picciano Boys’ Club in Endicott, NY for 24 years. In his sixties, Ken played basketball in the Senior Olympics and led his team to several gold medals. Whether he was coaching, instructing, directing the Boys’ Club, teaching a Sunday School class, helping in AWANA, or enjoying time with his family, his example was an inspiration to those who knew him. He lived his life faithfully as he often quoted, “and whatever you do, do it with all your might, and to the glory of God.” The family would like to thank the staff at the Oxford Veteran's Home for their kindness and compassion the last 2 years. A live stream Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, December 29th at 11:00am at the First Baptist Church of Johnson City, 1321 Reynolds Road, Johnson City. The service will be officiated by his nephew, Pastor Jim Murphy. Burial will be held in the spring in Port Crane Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 10:00am until the time of the service at First Baptist Church of Johnson City. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ken's name to Central Baptist Christian Academy 1606 State Route 12 Binghamton, NY 13901.
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