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Born: Fri., Apr. 24, 1953
Died: Wed., May 12, 2021


1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., May 16, 2021
Location: Celentano Funeral Home

Funeral Service

3:30 PM Sun., May 16, 2021
Location: Celentano Funeral Home

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Kenneth E. Lyke Jr., 68, of Orange passed away peacefully May 12, 2021 with his loving family by his side. He was the husband of Kathleen DeLoughery Lyke. Ken was born April 24, 1953 in New Haven the son of Kenneth E. And Marjorie Toelken Lyke. He was a dedicated firefighter for Sikorsky Aircraft for many years. Ken also worked for Flanagan Ambulance, was a CERT Leader in Orange, and was the owner of Ken’s Chauffeured Transportation, also of Orange, CT. Besides his wife Ken is survived by his daughter Jeannine (Ryan) Mann, his son Kenneth E. (Jennifer) Lyke III, his grandchildren, Camden and Brielle Mann, Vivienne Lyke, several nieces and nephews, and a host of family and friends all of whom he touched with caring and kindness.
Family and friends may pay their respects at the Celentano Funeral Home, 424 Elm St., New Haven, CT Sunday from 1:00 - 4:00 PM with a funeral service being held at 3:30. To leave a condolence please visit www.celentano funeral home.com.

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Terri Miles
   Posted Fri May 14, 2021
Ken, I can't thank you enough for your friendship and assistance over the years. You were one in a million and no one can ever take your place. My only comfort is knowing that you are no longer in pain and that you are now in the company of two of our old friends. I miss you and will never forget you. Goodbye, my friend.

Clark Hurlburt
   Posted Fri May 14, 2021
Words cannot describe how all the Flanagan and other EMS Alumni are feeling. We are all truly your extended family. Your loss and sorrow is ours as well.

The Dadio Family
   Posted Fri May 14, 2021
To the Lyke Family-
So incredibly sorry for the loss of your father. We offer you my thoughts, prayers and well-wishes during this time .

susan smith
   Posted Fri May 14, 2021
To our neighbor and best friend. We will miss you immensely.
Bob and Sue Smith

Nancy Barbieri McCormack
   Posted Fri May 14, 2021
Dear Kathy, Ken & family,
I'm so sorry to hear about Ken's passing. My condolences to you and your whole family.

Edward Theilgard
   Posted Fri May 14, 2021
Thanks thanks for being around big guy. You're going to be truly missed your family is always in our prayers.

Maria Smith
   Posted Fri May 14, 2021
So many years of friendship.....so many memories. I cannot find any words to describe the feelings I have right now. A sense of loss...questioning WHY without an answer. I just don't know. You will forever live in my heart. Sleep with the angels Kenny for now you are one of them. Love you my friend.

Ashley Smith
   Posted Fri May 14, 2021
I grew up two houses down from Kenny and Kathy (“Cafe”). Kenny taught me how to ride a bike, gave great advice, and always made me laugh. Thanks for the memories. Sending positive thoughts to you and your family.

Jonathan Micalizzi
   Posted Fri May 14, 2021

Classic Carnation Basket was sent by Sikorsky Aircraft Firefighters Local -68.

The members of Sikorsky Aircraft Firefighters IAFF Local I68 send our deepest condolences. Kenny was an amazing guy!

The Kelly Family
   Posted Sat May 15, 2021
We are very sorry for your loss. Ken was always so nice and generous to our family. We greatly appreciate all that he did for us. He will be missed.

Georgianna Lemelin
   Posted Sat May 15, 2021
He will be truly missed
Lemelin Family

Gail/Steve Kelemen
   Posted Sat May 15, 2021
Our deepest condolences rest in peace Kenny, your family is in our prayers

Neil Hathaway
   Posted Sat May 15, 2021
Ken you were one of my oldest friends. Studying for our EMT exam together, driving limousines to the colosseum for the bands in the 70s.. Working weekend shifts on the ambulance. All good memories. What’s left of the Flanagan family is here feeling the loss. Reunions will not be the same. God bless you Ken. Rest In Peace. My deepest sympathy to your family.

Douglas Walker
   Posted Sat May 15, 2021
I had the privilege of working with Ken for many years at Sikorsky Aircraft! He will be missed!

Ken Gambardella
   Posted Sun May 16, 2021
Ken. We shared many good times together in school and out. Thanks for the memories. You were always a good friend will be missed at our reunions. May you rest in peace.

Barbara Thomas
   Posted Sun May 16, 2021
Kathleen, and family, my sincere condolences for the loss of your love one.When ever I ran into Ken, going back he always had a hello. Ken, will be missed by all a. @ great gentlemen.

Edward and RoseMarie Sheehy
   Posted Sun May 16, 2021
So sorry for the passing of Kenny. He was a wonderful coworker and friend. We will always keep Kenny in our prayers Love Ed and RoseMarie.

Mary Unger
   Posted Tue May 18, 2021
Great memories in our childhood coming up from the city for our summer vacations.
God bless your family.

Wayne Marshall
   Posted Tue May 18, 2021
To Ken's family, I am shocked and saddened to hear about Ken. I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Kenny for may years beginning at Amity High School and for the many years we both worked at Sikorsky Aircraft. He in the Fire Department and me in the Security Department. We spent a lot of time there as you well know. He worked for some time with me in Security before transferring to the Fire Department. He was a great guy, a good firefighter and paramedic. He was a guy you wanted around if things went south. He will be missed.

Nichol Peco
   Posted Wed May 19, 2021
Ken and Jeanine
I'm so sorry for the loss of your father.

Jen Robinson
   Posted Wed May 19, 2021
Ken, I am so sorry for you and your family in the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Peter D’Addio
   Posted Sat May 22, 2021
Hi Kathleen, this is Vin D’Addio’s brother Pete. I’m so sorry to see the notice about Ken. We exchanged phone numbers at my brother’s wake and I was to call him when I were to get into town this summer. Wow, he was such a great guy. I remember the days he had me driving limos for him. Stay well. He will truly be missed.

William Day
   Posted Sat May 29, 2021
Missing Kenny! Always looked forward to his posts and updates on the Flanagan alumni. Rest in peace Kenny!

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