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July 11, 1921 — Feb. 5, 2011
Kenneth Mart Eby was born in Dayton, Ohio, on July 11, 1921, and passed away in Placerville on Feb. 5, 2011. He was the husband of the late Mary Eby (1998); loving father of Robert (Sandy) Buchanan of Gardnerville, Cecilia Anderson of Grants Pass, Ore., Cathy (Manuel) Cardoza of Camino and Janice Eby of Clarksville, Tenn.; devoted grandfather of Scott, Cory, Melissa, Manny, Amy, Nicole, Mike, Keith and Chad; and great-grandfather of Spencer, Mason and Evan. He also leaves his longtime companion, Jose George of Watsonville.
Kenneth entered the Navy in World War II and retired as a salvage diver in 1963 after a 28-year Navy career. He then went on to become the head of the AV department at the Pajaro Valley School District, retiring again in 1979. He lived in Watsonville from 1965 until coming to Diamond Springs in 1999 and living at the Lake Oaks Senior Mobile Home Park. He was a lifetime member of the Pajaro Lions Club and enjoyed metal detecting and clock making. He was very active and made friends wherever he went. His friends and family will miss him dearly.
At Kenneth’s request, no services will be held. Private inurnment has been held. Contributions in Kenneth’s name may be made to Mother Lode Lions Club, In Memory of Kenneth Eby, PO Box 160, Diamond Springs, CA 95619. Friends may sign a guestbook and leave condolences at .chapelofthepinesfunerals.com. Arrangements entrusted to Chapel of the Pines Funeral Home in Placerville.