Kenneth Arthur Pulling of New Port Richey, Florida, passed away on February 14, 2019, surrounded by his family.
Ken, lovingly known by family and friends as “Sonny”, was born in Detroit, Michigan, on April
27,1932, to Inez Britton Pulling and Willard Pulling. He received his education in Cleveland School District, enlisted in the U.S. Army, and served in the Active Reserve. At an early age, he worked for the J.L.Music Co. and dedicated 30 years to this job. He married the love of his life, Marie Louise Stanik (Dolly), on August 30, 1952, and they raised four children.
He led an active life and enjoyed many adventures, including traveling across the country, camping
and boating with family and friends, leading a Boy Scout troop, and hiking the Appalachian Trail. He
was a well-known leader who brought people together for countless events. Once retired, Ken and
Dolly moved to New Port Richey, Florida. Ken enjoyed working part-time at Kash and Karry. He
became an active member of St. Vincent DePaul Church where he served as an usher. He was also
known for his kind acts of charity, always lending a helping hand and compassion to those around
him. He was truly a friend to all. Ken and his companion Peg Smith also spent many memorable
years together enjoying each others company.
Ken enjoyed spending time with his family. He is survived by his children: Ken (Shelley) Pulling Jr.,
Nancy (Jim) Hinkle, Mike (Karen) Pulling, and Mary (Mike) LaGuardia. His grandchildren include
Holly Rieth, Jim Rieth, Renee (Jon) List, Kelly (Shannon) Pulling, Juliana Morales, Michael