Kenneth Dale Hamson

Oct 31 1937
Jan 17 2024
86 Years

Kenneth Dale Hamson, 86, of Cochranville, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at his home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Carla Ann Rice Hamson who passed away in 2018. They shared 57 years of marriage together. Born in Thompson, Iowa, he was the son of the late Bertes Silas Hamson and Luella Josephine Eilertson Hamson.

Early in Ken’s life the family moved to southern Minnesota to farm. In 1956 he graduated from Kiester High School, Kiester, MN, and subsequently joined the US Air Force, where he received training in electronics and radar. Serving in active duty from 1956 to 1960, Ken later secured employment at Boeing in Ridley, PA. He dedicated 39 years to the company, working as an Electronics & Instrumentation Quality Assurance Inspector until his retirement in 2000.

Ken was a member of the Marple Presbyterian Church from 1961 to 1971, and later with wife Carla, joined the Cochranville United Methodist Church.

He is survived by five children: Kenneth Dale Hamson, Jr., husband of Teresa M. (Hamilton) Hamson of Cochranville, Douglas Clark Hamson, husband of Gosia (Pawelec) Hamson, of Cochranville, Dwayne Scott Hamson of Crumpton, MD, Carla Kay (Hamson) Wright, wife of Edwin R. Wright, of Annville, Pa., and Constance "Connie" Lynn (Hamson) Cacciola, wife of Thomas Cacciola of Gap, PA, 9 grandchildren; Ken (Rosalia) Hamson, Kurt (Megan) Hamson, Makayla (Kyle) Cacciola Amoroso, Lydia (Collin) Cacciola Hershey, Alexa Cacciola, Clarissa Cacciola, Jakob Wright, Bennett Wright, and Owen Wright, one great granddaughter; Josephine Elizabeth Hamson and one brother Dean Hamson of Redding, CA. He was preceded in death by one granddaughter: Amber Hamson.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at 11:00 AM at the Cochranville United Methodist Church, 92 Church St., Cochranville, PA 19330, with a viewing at the church from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM.  Interment will take place in the adjoining cemetery following the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Cochranville United Methodist Church at the above address.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg, PA. Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
Feb 3 2024 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
Cochranville United Methodist Church, 92 Church St., Cochranville, PA 19330


Dear Ken I just want to thank you for having me as part of your family I was 17 when I met your son and you always made me feel so welcome you never judged me even though I could be stubborn at times and I want to thank you for being a wonderful grandfather to Amber Lynn you always worked hard to make sure all of us were cared for and for that Im grateful for and Im blessed thank you for accepting me into your family and all you did for me and Amber Lynn hugs Jen ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Dear Dwayne and Family,

It was recently brought to our attention about the passing of your father.  Upon reading his obituary and reflecting back, he was a good man in the Hamson family (it clearly runs in the genes!).  We regret missing the opportunity to console with you at the Services.  We too have gone through perpetual losses of loved ones in recent months.  One thing we do to help cope is be mindful of the following:  While difficult to see beyond the sorrow, we try to look back at, discuss, and concentrate on the oh so many positive memories and accomplishments so as to help comfort and ease our loved one's departure.  We know Kenneth had an abundance of such memories and accomplishments.

With deepest of wishes he rest in peace, Sincerely,

- Ed and Linda

(hope to see you soon...)

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