Kenneth (Kenny) Decatur Heath
Published 3:03 am Wednesday, February 11, 2009
HAMDEN, CT — Kenneth (Kenny) Decatur Heath passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones on February 9, at the age of 39. Dearly beloved husband to Jennifer for 13 years, loving father to Evan, adored son of Ray and Suzanne Heath of Chocowinity, NC and brother of Kelly Heath McCook of Columbia, SC, and wonderful son-in-law of John and Sue McGrady of Raleigh, NC. Kenny excelled in his academic pursuits at University of Virginia, Princeton University, and Yale Law School; he mastered every subject matter he tackled and was a gifted teacher who enjoyed helping others learn. A partner at Wiggin and Dana, Kenny practiced law for almost 10 years and was a talented attorney with a strong commitment to pro bono work. Prior to law school, Kenny worked at the Department of Defense, and had a strong interest in national security policy issues. His talents were not limited to intellectual pursuits; Kenny loved hiking in the national parks of Southern Utah, tackling home improvement projects, and working out at the gym. He was a man of integrity, determination, and wisdom, and he was most proud of being a father. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Spring Glen Church, 1825 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405 or Yale Cancer Center, 157 Church Street New Haven, CT 06510. He will be forever loved and missed by all his family and countless friends. Services under the direction of Beecher &Bennett, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. To send a condolence, please see firstname.lastname@example.org.