Disabled veteran Ken Hall was homeless and hospitalized in the last years of his life. But Mr. Hall is not forgotten by his friends who paid tribute to him on Tuesday with a memorial service at Farmington Town Hall Park. Gathered under a pavilion were many fellow veterans, friends and several family members for the service honoring Mr. Hall, who died just shy of his 75th birthday.
Several people shared memories of Mr. Hall, remembered as a proud Vietnam veteran and dedicated member of the Masonic Lodge in Victor.
“He was a father, a brother, a comrade to all of us,” said Dick Marshall, a fellow Vietnam veteran who spoke, along with others, for the service that included music, prayers, memorabilia and ceremony honoring Mr. Hall for service to his country and community. “Thanks for being part of Ken’s life,” Marshall said.
Marshall recalled how Mr. Hall, who worked many years for Xerox, enjoyed being part of the Rochester Amateur Radio Association and playing a role in many Revolutionary War re-enactments. He was also known for his talent in woodworking and specifically his interest in Windsor chairs.