Patricia posted a condolence
Friday, March 11, 2022
We are so sad to hear of your father’s passing- we first met Jeanne walking on Old Church Lane and then Ken, who I often saw collecting his mail at the end of the drive when I was out walking our dog. Always a big hello and smile! We will miss him and we send our prayers to you. Patricia and Robert Vignola, Eastwoods Rd, PR
Matt Karp posted a condolence
Sunday, March 6, 2022
Ken was such a fine person. Having he and Jeanne as my next door neighbors and friends for nearly three decades was a stroke of great luck. I will miss him dearly as I do Jeanne. They feel irreplaceable.
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Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Rem & Kacper Bigosinski posted a condolence
Sunday, February 20, 2022
We will remember Ken as truly adventurous spirit who never stopped learning and never stopped making. It was a true privilege to have known Ken and we will miss him terribly. My brother, Kacper, and I met Ken in the late 1990’s. At that time, we answered many of Ken’s questions on how to use Photoshop and other computer software. I remember he used a lined, yellow paper pad and meticulously wrote down the directions so that he could repeat the exercises after we left. Over many years, Ken’s methodical approach was so effective that we thought that Ken was satisfied and would sit on his laurels. We were, of course, wrong. Ken always wanted to learn something new. When he learned that I started teaching SketchUp at NCC, Ken wanted to take the course. I was able to visit his modernist Pound Ridge home he designed and built in 2017. I was impressed with the meticulous thought that went into every corner of the house – the alcove shelf he purposely designed for a sculpture he made, the skylighted hallway that invoked an art gallery, and every view carefully considered. A patio door that framed a gargantuan ledge outcrop (where the rain forms a temporary waterfall), an Eames chair placed in the corner of the main entrance besides a massive window that looked through the woods and to the pond beyond, an office that fronted the driveway with his architectural models and a design desk (and view) that any architect or designer would envy. In 2019, a mere two years after finishing what might be considered a crowning architectural achievement, Ken was working on his next house, this time a shard-like house that was going to literally be a part of the landscape. He had made a cardboard model (which was his usual design process before getting into any drawings) and wanted to explore the design digitally in 3D because he wasn’t sure how he wanted to connect the triangular shard roofs that were at different angles in the model. Sadly, we never got to see the result of those experiments. We are sending our deepest sympathy to Ken’s Family. Rem Bigosinski Kacper Bigosinski
Jacek Bigosinski posted a condolence
Sunday, February 20, 2022
I was deeply saddened to learn that Ken had passed away. Colin, Rod and Family, please accept my sincerest condolences. I’ve known Ken for over 25 years. I met him when he took the first AutoCAD class at NCC. At that time, he was already a talented and an accomplished architect and artist. Over the years Ken took many courses; some of them repeatedly not because of the grade (always very good) but to fully understand how things work and to reach the level of absolute perfection! He was carrying a three-ring binder with tabs for all the procedures. As he put it: just like for flying, it’s good to have a check list. Soon, he was helping much younger students with AutoCAD and he clearly was the best in class. Year after year, Ken came to the Architectural Design jury, volunteering his time and expertise. His comments were always appreciated by the students. Ken would encourage their creativity beyond critiquing their designs. Professionally, I admired Ken’s talent and incredible patience and perseverance to actualize his designs into real, physical structures; that required countless weeks, months or even years to get through bureaucratic procedures at every step of getting required permits. The process of building was most of the time the easiest part. As a friend, I admired Ken for raising the bar in living life to the fullest. For learning new things. For making new things. For building his own, final, dream house just house just a few years ago. For climbing Mount Kilimanjaro at 74. For perfecting his skills as a pilot –Instrument Rating Certificate at 77. For not being judgmental. For being a true gentleman. For being a devoted and loving soul mate to Jeanne. Ken, we will miss you forever, rest in peace my Friend. Jacek Bigosinski
Judith E Doris posted a condolence
Friday, February 18, 2022
Dear Rod and Colin, We are so sorry to hear of your father's death, he and your Mother were such lovely people. Warm regards, Judy Doris, Adrienne Foran and Marie Doris
Carole Mccarren posted a condolence
Friday, February 18, 2022
Celebrating St Patrick’sDay at a pub in Ridgefield, laughing,singing Irish songs,listening to the bagpipers. I raise my glass to the great love story of Ken and Jeanne.
Kirkman Family posted a condolence
Thursday, February 17, 2022
We were very happy to have known your Dad and truly inspired by his adventurous life. Prayers for your family in your time of loss.
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Wednesday, February 16, 2022
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