Kenneth R. Carpenter, 76, of Rheems, formerly of Mountville, passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at Elizabethtown Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He was born in New Haven, CT, son of the late Leslie G., Sr. and Anna J. Clinton Carpenter. Ken was a banker for 39 years, having worked for Fulton Bank for 36 years in Branch Administration, and 3 years for Union Community National Bank before his retirement. He was also a school bus driver for Hempfield School District for 10 years. He was a member of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church. Ken was a graduate of JP McCaskey High School, (1959); graduate of the Stonier School of Banking, Rutgers University (1974), the American Bankers School of Commercial Lending, of the University of Oklahoma (1976). He was an instructor for twenty years, the Director of Education for 54 years and served as President (1984-85)at the Lancaster Chapter of the American Institute of Banking. He was a presenter at the American Bankers Association National Convention in Washington, DC (1983), and Los Angeles, CA (1984). Ken was an ASA Softball umpire for 20 years; president of the Red Rose Softball Umpires Association for 6 years; he umpired in 4 National Tournaments; and he was inducted into the umpire section of the ASA Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City (1986).
He is survived by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by siblings: Jean Page, Joan A. Carpenter, and Leslie C. Carpenter, Jr.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Mountville on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. Interment in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. To send an online condolence, visit the condolence page.