TREE TOPS, LANCASTER, SC - Mr. Kenneth "Ken" T. Habicht, age 73, formally of Rochester, NY, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Carolinas Medical Center- Pineville. He was born December 7, 1944 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil a son of the late Thomas Habicht and Daphne Monk Habicht and is the husband of Ruth A. Habicht. Mr. Habicht taught Business at Pavilion Center School District in New York. He was a coach and loved sports. He was very active and enjoyed playing tennis, racquet ball and pickle ball. Mr. Habicht was a great guy and never had an enemy; everyone loved him. He also enjoyed gardening and landscaping. Mr. and Mrs. Habicht traveled a lot. He was of the Catholic Faith.
Mr. Habicht is survived by his wife of 35 years, Ruth A. Habicht; and a sister, Chris Habicht of Syracuse, NY.
Mr. Habicht was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Sue Habicht Carcone.
The Celebration of Life Service for Mr. Habicht will be private. In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
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I have so many great memories of Ken and the time we worked together at PCS. He always had a smile that was contagious to both the students and staff. His name is still mentioned as we reminisce about past years.
Our condolences to you and your family. KIm and Eric Orban
Submitted by Kimberly Orban on Sep 19 2018 09:24:39 AM
I was incredibly saddened to hear the news of Mr. Habicht's passing. Mrs. Mills told me of this. While I only had him for 1 class during my time at PCS, I remember him fondly. He was a great teacher, one who I feared but at the same time knew he had a gentle soul. I'll always remember that any time someone sneezed in class, he would say I'll give you a dollar if you can do it again...he never lost that bet! I might add that he definitely was THE best dressed teacher in our school! My deepest condolences for your loss. He left a lasting impression on those he came in contact with.
Submitted by Katie MacPherson on Sep 18 2018 09:11:28 PM
I was saddened by the loss of Mr. Habicht. I had him for my keyboarding class but my greatest memories came during my years of Ken as my baseball coach. He was such a great mentor in sports and in life, and I learned so many lessons from him. I still remember many of his stories and quotes, and the motivational voice that he used to use while we were on the field. My friends and I still use some of his sayings to this day. Enjoy your eternal happiness coach, we all love and miss you so much.
Submitted by Douglas OGeen on Sep 17 2018 11:59:07 AM
Our deepest condolences to the family. When our loved ones fall asleep in death, words alone cannot ease the pain of our loss. Our loving God Jehovah understands how we feel and he comforts us by means of his word the Bible. Psalm 147:3 reads He (God) heals the brokenhearted; He binds up their wounds. We can also find comfort from Jesus words at John 5:28-29 “The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out”. May these scriptures bring comfort and calmness of heart to you during the difficult days ahead.
Submitted by The Rivers Family on Sep 17 2018 08:04:05 AM
So sorry for your loss. Mr. Habicht was one of my all time favorites as a teacher and a coach. His competitiveness and sense of humor make me look fondly on my Varsity years of baseball at PCS.
I have so many memories of him, his great love for baseball and his hilarious stories.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and his family.
Submitted by Andy Schwytzer on Sep 15 2018 09:27:19 PM
Ruth-We will all miss Ken's friendship and smiling face..He definitely was one of the happiest people I have ever met. We are all here for you any time..He will be greatly missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers
Submitted by Anne-Jim and Alex on Sep 15 2018 11:07:27 AM
I was shocked and saddened to hear of Kenny's passing. He was a terrific, caring guy whose company or conversation I always enjoyed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Submitted by Mike Grammatico on Sep 14 2018 09:50:40 PM
Ruth, I am so very sorry for your loss. I was shocked and saddened when I heard about Ken. I had the pleasure of being one of Ken's students and then became a colleague and friend when I returned to teach at Pavilion. I have many great memories of Ken, but my favorite ones are when we chaperoned senior trips together. I could always count on Ken to make me smile. He had such great stories to tell and just made life a little more special for so many people. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and you go through this difficult time. May your memories and the knowledge that Ken touched so many lives comfort you over the next days and weeks.
Submitted by Jean Bartholomew on Sep 14 2018 02:42:03 PM
So sorry to hear of Ken's passing. We worked together for many years at PCS. Never a dark or dull day when in Ken's presence. Sending sincerest, heartfelt condolences and prayers to you and family.
Submitted by Joanne Barone on Sep 14 2018 11:46:13 AM
Ruth, God bless you during this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the love and memories your heart will always hold on to. I can not remember a single conversation we have had in which you did not speak lovingly of Ken. He will continue to be there for you, watching down and sending you signs of his eternal love for you. prayers and thoughts for you during this time......
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