Passing of Ken Smith

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Passing of Ken Smith

#1 Post by rzbill » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:50 pm

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(L to R)RZMikes Dad, George, RZBill, and Ken Smith - Asheville, NC 2007
Unfortunately, I learned this morning that Ken Smith passed unexpectedly last Tuesday the 11th of September.
I have no information regarding the circumstances, only the e-mail from his wife Sharon to my wife Diane with the news.

I had lost touch with Ken after moving away from PA. We were pretty tight at that time. I regret not staying closer in touch with him. Many good times and knowledge passed between us.

RIP Ken.
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Re: Passing of Ken Smith

#2 Post by jackson.40 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:18 pm

That is very sad news, he was a long time member of the group.

Thanks for letting the group know.

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Re: Passing of Ken Smith

#3 Post by rztom » Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:50 pm

This is sad news, indeed. Like Bill, I knew Ken for many many years. Super nice guy who loved two-stroke motorcycles. I'll never forget the time Ken and Bill rode their RZ500's about 2 hours each way to come visit with me at an outdoor motorcycle show I was working in Pennsylvania one year - remember that Bill?

I also had the pleasure of sharing a hotel room with Ken and Bill in Daytona Beach during Bike Week back in '03. Thought I'd share some pics of Ken that were taken during our club dinner gathering that weekend.

At the dinner table - Ken Smith (2nd one in from the right) and RZBill Pendergrass on the right

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Outside the restaurant with myself, Tracy Burkhart and Ken Smith on the right.

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And finally, Ken's pride and joy... his tastefully modified RZ500

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Rest in Peace, my friend...

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Re: Passing of Ken Smith

#4 Post by Smoker » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:20 pm

What was Ken's screen name?

Rest in peace, OG.

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Re: Passing of Ken Smith

#5 Post by rztom » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:40 am

Simply enough it was: Ken Smith

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