Johnson Walton Funeral Home

Kenneth A. Andersen

Kenneth A. Andersen, 84, of Tinicum Township, PA, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 1, 2019 at Wesley Enhanced Living in Doylestown, PA.

Born April 2, 1934 in Brooklyn, NY, a neighborhood of Scandinavian immigrants, Kenneth lived in Tinicum Township since 1963. He graduated from Lehigh University with a B.S. in Business Administration. After 2 years of service in the US Army from 1957 to 1959, he dedicated his entire life to family and the family business.

He finished his career as President and owner of Hillman Brass & Copper, which was founded by Kenneth’s uncle in Brooklyn in 1905 and moved to Willow Grove in the early 1950s.

He was a devoted member of the Christ Lutheran Church in Pipersville. He was also a decades long member of the RF Hill Amateur Radio Club in Perkasie with the call sign KA3WMJ. He enjoyed fishing, swimming and the shore.

Son of the late Alfred and Alfreda (Madsen) Andersen, Kenneth is survived by his children Glenn W. Andersen and his husband Stephen Ruffin, Tenley R. LaDue and her husband Fred, and Kenneth C. Andersen and his wife Erika, his brother Donald Andersen, his sister Doris Dolan, and his two grandsons Ian and Evan. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Renee (Bassett) Andersen and his grandson Ethan.

Funeral services will be private. Interment will be in the Upper Tinicum Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of the Johnson-Walton Funeral Home, 24 Church Road, Milford, NJ.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Christ Lutheran Church, 353 E. Dark Hollow Road, Pipersville, PA 18947,


From: Peter Pearson
Dear Tenley and Chip, I was sorry to read of your father's passing in the Herald. He was a wonderful person as was Renee. They were both so supportive of BFS in many ways. I fondly remember him working the Clothing Sale for many years. His good nature and wit as the check-out person helped to make many people feel great as they left the Sale. Not only was he generous with his time, but your parents helped the school financially very generously several times. I hope that you re both well. I also remember both of you quite well. I didn't know Glenn, but I know that your mother and father raised wonderful children. Please accept my sincere condolences. Peter Pearson

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