C. Kenneth Battram

C. Kenneth Battram

Birth
New York, USA
Death 19 Apr 2010 (aged 80)
Selinsgrove, Snyder County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Salem, Snyder County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 51473074 · View Source
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Ken was born July 19, 1929, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of the late C. Kenneth and Evelyn G. (Sinclair) Battram. On Aug. 11, 1962, he married the former Dora M. Fisher, who survives.

Kenneth was an Army veteran of the Korean War and served in Kingsland in the North Sea manning radar stations.

In 1958, he secured a Wood-Mode dealership in Williamsport, operating it until 1960. He then began employment as a manufacturer representative for Wood-Mode. In 1973, Kenneth was appointed administrative vice president of Wood-Mode, and then in 1975, he became executive vice president, a position he held until his retirement in 1992. Kenneth formed Northway Industries, Middleburg, in 1966 and remained active in Northway until his passing.

He built Northway Industries into a multimillion dollar company that employed 125 people. In 2003, Ken developed a trust and he moved Northway into the trust. His goal was that the company survive him. Its mission is to provide jobs and to contribute the community. When the company has an adequate profit 10% goes to projects in the local area. He contributed extensively to the local fire company, to the women's shelter and to other community organizations. Ken was an extraordinary man.

He was also a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Selinsgrove, and the Susquehanna Valley Country Club and served as a consultant to the board of the East Snyder Recreation Park, Selinsgrove, where he also donated funds to establish the Battram Pavilion.

Kenneth enjoyed golfing and tennis and in 1974, with several friends, formed the Brookside Racquet Club, Shamokin Dam. He greatly enjoyed fishing and boating as well as pitching horseshoes, particularly at the Northway Horseshoe Court at the East Snyder Recreation Park. Ken was very generous. He paid for the building of this excellent horseshoe facility.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one sister and brother-in-law, Audrey and Edwin Rhoads, of Selinsgrove; two cousins, Elaine Fisher, of Selinsgrove, and Alice Brouillet, of Frederick, Md.; one sister-in-law, Marian Decker and husband Harold, of Middleburg; and five nieces and nephews.


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  • Created by: CHO
  • Added: 22 Apr 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 51473074
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for C. Kenneth Battram (19 Jul 1929–19 Apr 2010), Find a Grave Memorial no. 51473074, citing Salem Lutheran Cemetery, Salem, Snyder County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by CHO (contributor 46624480) .