Kenneth Loss (MSJ49)

Kenneth D. Loss, born November 11, 1924 in Penns Creek, Penn., passed away peacefully at RiverWoods Nursing Care Center on Feb. 29, 2020. He was 95 years old.

After graduating from Mifflinburg High School in 1942, Loss went on to Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove. He enlisted and served a short stint in the Army Air Corps toward the end of World War II.

After earning his masters from Medill he went to work for The Grit newspaper where he spent 32 years, working his way up in the company to eventually become the managing editor.

At the age of 58, he left The Grit to pursue his original course and went in to the ministry for the United Methodist Church. He served parishes in Loganton, Osceola Mills, and South Williamsport before finally retiring for good at the age of 75. But during the course of his Grit tenure, he also served as a lay supply minister for various parishes around central Pennsylvania when the need arose.

He never lost his interest in current events and sports, reading the newspaper, cover-to-cover, every day until just before his death.
e was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, L. Geraldine Loss, in December 2012, and his youngest daughter, Karen E. Loss, in June 2019.

He is survived by three children, Douglas R. Loss (Ruby) of Maryville, Tenn., Jo A. Saltzman (Ron) of Coatesville, and Susan D. Laidacker (Dave) of Danville; four grandchildren, Timothy Fargus (Jocelyn), Jonathan Laidacker (Andra), Laura Moore, and Stefanos Loss; and seven great-grandchildren, Watson, Vivian, Frederick and Harold Fargus, Cecilia and Oliver Laidacker, and Jameson Moore.