Kenneth Kellogg, 67, was a teacher
Published 8:56 pm, Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Kenneth William Kellogg, 67, of New Milford, previously of Newtown, died Oct. 9. He was the husband of Bridget (Meyer) Kellogg,
Mr. Kellogg was born May 13, 1945, in Bridgeport, the son of Marion (Germond) Kellogg, of Newtown, and the late Floyd Ellsworth Kellogg.
He attended Trumbull schools and graduated from Trumbull High School in 1963.
He was a member of the U.S. Army Reserves during the Vietnam War.
He earned degrees from Norwalk State Technical College and Central Connecticut State Teacher's College. He went on to become an educator at Masuk High School for 38 years, where he taught woodworking, metal working, power mechanics, drafting, autoCAD, pre-engineering drafting and architecture.
For years he designed and constructed sets for the Masuk Drama Department.
Although a passionate teacher, he looked forward to indulging his many and varied interests in his retirement.
He was a member of the Northwest Connecticut Draft Horse Association. He loved draft horses and was recently able to work with his favorites, Buster, Pete and Danny, at the Flying Equestrian Preserve.
He was a consummate farmer, from the organic vegetable gardens he grew to the flock of chickens he kept. His passion for farmland preservation ran deep and he regularly attended meetings of the Farmland Preservation Committee in New Milford.
Mr. Kellogg had a profound respect for the Native Americans who once occupied Connecticut, and was a regular attendee at archeological digs sponsored by the Litchfield Hills Archeology Club.
In his retirement he looked forward to spending more time fishing in Long Island Sound on the wooden boat he built and was so proud of.
In addition to his mother and wife, Mr. Kellogg is survived by two children, Jennifer, and her fiancÃ©, Ronny Rahma; and Floyd and his partner, Audrey Sterk; a grandson, Van Lexington Floyd Kellogg; a brother, Allen, and his wife, Cheryl; a sister, Maribeth, and her husband Kenneth Onofrey, all of Newtown; and cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Floyd, and his wife, Carol.
His ashes will be spread in a private service at the top of the mountain where he hiked with his beloved companion, Sooty, his rescued border collie.
The Honan Funeral Home in Newtown was in charge of arrangements.