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Kenton Zlab - Year Entered 1961

Kenton Zlab

Joseph Kenton Zlab

September 6, 1931 ~ July 10, 2013 (age 81)


Obit Joseph Kenton Zlab-81 Pasadena, CA
Hebron Memorial Funeral Home Hebron, NE 402-768-6165

Joseph Kenton Zlab. born September 6th, 1931, died Wednesday, July 10th, 2013.

He was born in Beatrice, NE to Joseph and Lois (Elliot) Zlab. The family moved to Newberg, OR when he was 6 and Modesto, CA when he was 17. He attended Modesto Jr. College, prior to serving in the Navy during the Korean Conflict. After the Navy he obtained his BS from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in Technical Arts and Teaching credentials from Stanislaus State University. He then attended Ambassador College in Pasadena, CA where he met Eva Elliott. The couple wed on March 3, 1963.

Ken and Eva settled in Pasadena where he worked for the Worldwide Church of God in the engineering department of Ambassador College in many capacities until he retired in 1995. Although retired he remained extremely active helping friends with a variety of projects.

Interests & hobbies - He loved classical music and even went so far as to assemble a full sized pipe organ in a room he added to the house for this purpose. He was a member of various organ societies. He was a skilled craftsman and collected machining tools and equipment for wood and metal work. He had an extensive library devoted to theology, history, science, and health.

Survived by his wife - Eva Zlab (Elliott), Brother - Victor Zlab and wife Kathy of Hebron, NE, Sister - Sonja Rice and husband Bob of Modesto, CA, three children - Elizabeth Childers and husband Gary of Cary, North Carolina, Kenton Zlab and wife Catherine of Pasadena, CA, Joseph Zlab and wife Shawna of Lake Forset Park, WA, and eight grandchildren.


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01/13/20 04:48 PM #1    

Cledice Decker (1959)

Ken was one of the men who made the Ambassador College campus the beautiful place that it was. His God-given talents were many, and he used them generously, not only on the campus but freely helping his neighbors, his friends and widows in need.

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