Kenneth M. Tew

Born: Wed., Aug. 28, 1940
Died: Wed., Aug. 24, 2011


6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Aug. 31, 2011
Location: Longwood Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

7:00 PM Wed., Aug. 31, 2011
Location: Longwood Funeral Home

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Kenneth Millard Tew of Unionville, Pennsylvania passed away on August 24, 2011 at Life Care Hospital of Chester County.  He was 70 years old.  Kenneth was born August 28, 1940 and was the son of the late Lewis Harry Tew and Eula Michael (nee Smith).

Born and raised in Topeka, Kansas, Ken was active in the Boy Scouts, achieving The Order of the Arrow.  His active participation led him to become an Eagle Scout.  As a scout, Ken learned to Indian Dance and performed throughout Europe while attending the World Wide Jamborees.

In his professional career as a corporate aircraft pilot, Ken flew for the Conoco Oil Company and later the DuPont Company.  As an international pilot, Ken piloted executives to the Middle East, Africa, Alaska and all over the world in search of new oil finds for the company.  He retired in 1994.

Ken was involved in many sports.  He played football in high school and college in Kansas, where he was a swimming instructor at Camp Jayhawk.  Later in life, Ken became a very competitive tennis player.  After retiring from DuPont, Ken did not slow down.  He was always active in his son's sporting activities.  He would later become a referee and assignor for soccer, basketball, ice hockey and lacrosse events.

He was the beloved husband of Margo Tew (nee Bamford) for 42 years; father of Todd Tew and his wife Vicki and Chad Tew; grandfather of Isaiah Tew, Mitchell Tew and Joseph Tew.  Also survived by his brother, Larry Tew.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ken's memory to: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004 -or- Autism Society, 4340 East West Hwy Suite 350, Bethesda, MD 20814 -or- American Red Cross PO Box 4002018, Des Moines, IA 50340-2018

A funeral service will be at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at the LONGWOOD FUNERAL HOME of MATTHEW GENEREUX, 913 East Baltimore Pike in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania 19348, where a visitation will be from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM.

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Don Franklin
   Posted Sat August 27, 2011
Long story but Ken saved my life once... Sorry to hear his life was so short...


John Hillman
   Posted Sun August 28, 2011
Your family will be in my prayers. Ken was always considerate and professional
in his dealings with me as Athletic Director when refereeing and assigning soccer games for Mercy Vocational High School.

Michael Hackman
   Posted Mon August 29, 2011
Ken had a great passion for soccer and will be missed by all of us in the TEASA O-35 league. Our condolences go out to Ken's family at this difficult time.

Kevin George
   Posted Mon August 29, 2011
My prayers are with you at this sad time. I thank Ken for the countless hours he spent ensuring that every hockey game had guys with stripes. He always worked hard and was commited to his refs. He is a freind that will be missed. God Bless

Stephen Mahalik
   Posted Mon August 29, 2011
On behalf of all the ice hockey officials that Ken had the pleasure of working with in either assigning or working with directly , our condolences go out to the Tew family in there time of need.

God Speed Ken ...

Stephen Mahalik

Michael Dumas
   Posted Mon August 29, 2011
My prayers go out to the Tew family. Ken was a great guy who would always be there for a fellow official. Ken, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for everything that you have done.

God Bless,

Michael Dumas

Joe Comey
   Posted Mon August 29, 2011
Wishing Ken's family the best. He was great to work for and with on the basketball court.

Joe Comey
   Posted Mon August 29, 2011
Wishing Ken's family the best. He was a good guy on and off the basketball court.

Larry Davis
   Posted Tue August 30, 2011
Margo, Todd & Chad

My Prayers go out to you and your families. Ken was a great man and friend. Please let me know if I can help.

Jeffrey Milligan
   Posted Tue August 30, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to Ken's family. Ken was the first assignor to give me the opportunity to officiate games 12 years ago, when I was in 8th grade. I owe a large part of my entire professional career before the age of 24 to Ken. Ken was a committed referee and cared about each and every one of his guys. Thanks for all you have done for me over the years Ken. You will be missed.

Vince Scriboni
   Posted Tue August 30, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Tew family. I met Ken 13 years ago and he was the first assignor that I worked for. He would go out of his way to help any official so that they improve. Any referee that worked for Ken will always remember him saying "Hi Fella, What's your number?" Thank you for all that you have done. God Bless.

Dan Kuehnl
   Posted Sun September 04, 2011
Many do not know, but Ken was there for me through my darkest hours. When my x wife became addicted to drugs and alcohol, Ken was always there for me giving me guidance and showing me lessons in life that I was not prepared for. Ken helped me regain my sanity and my life back. Ken always opened his ears, his opinions, and most of all his HEART to me. He will be truly missed.
Ken was a true friend and will forever be remembered and sorrowly missed.

Hi Ya fella.......

my thoughts and prayers for his family.
Daniel Kuehnl

Chuck Czajkowski
   Posted Mon September 12, 2011
Ken is Proof that one only gets out what one puts in. He was Truly an inspiration to all that he came in contact with.

With Deepest Prayers and Thoughts,

Chuck C

Rob Belcher
   Posted Tue September 13, 2011
I'm sorry to say I just learned of Ken's passing this week. Ken assigned me to some of my first games in the area when I began officiating in 1995. He was a very generous and caring person and a great guy to meet. My condolences to his family, he will be missed by many.

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