Kenneth M. Leghorn

Died: 2017-02-28
Resided in: Beverly, MA
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Kenneth Murchison Leghorn, 96, was born in Winchester, MA in 1920. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During World War II he was a major in the Air Force, and Chief Pilot of the Chabua Air Base in India, whose mission was flying over the Hump into China. Ken was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with cluster. After the war he served as President of a subsidiary of Bristol-Myers Squib, president of a subsidiary of American Can, president of a subsidiary of Itek Corporation, Vice President of East Ohio Gas Company and Midland Ross Corporation. He retired in Sarasota, FL in 1969 and moved back to Massachusetts in 2007 after the passing of his wife, Betsy. He leaves three daughters, Carlen Olson of Sarasota, FL, Susan Fontaine of Boulder, CO, and Christine Leghorn of Beverly, MA as well as five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services will be for the family only.

Rest In Peace to a wonderful man and a great American. It was our pleasure and privilege to have known Ken. God Bless, Linda, William and Kevin McGuinness
Dear Family of Ken, As a resident of Brooksby Village and good friend of Joan Metcalfe's, I was delighted to know Ken as well. It certainly was a pleasure to share time and conversations with him, and I appreciated his intellegence and wonderful good humor. It was an honor to have him as a friend here. I send to each of you my sympathies, condolences and Blessings. Fondly, Libby Fifield

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