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Thank you for your support…

My family and I would like to thank everyone who showed up at one of the wakes or at the funeral, who sent us a card, or who made a donation to ALSA on behalf of our dad.

Your love and support helped make this very difficult time a little easier.

God bless you and your loved ones.

Services for Ken McGinniss

Wed, 10/18/2006, 2-4 p.m. and 7-10 p.m.
Thu, 10/19/2006, 2-4 p.m. and 7-10 p.m.
Bryant Funeral Home
411 Old Town Road
Setauket, NY ~ 11733

Friday, 10/20/2006 @ 9:30 a.m.
Saint Anthony of Padua Church
614 Route 25A
Rocky Point, NY 11778

Rather than send flowers, people can make a donation in memory of Ken to the ALS Association - Greater NY Chapter.


By mail:
The ALS Association
Greater New York Chapter
116 John Street, Suite 1304
New York City, NY 10038-3307


Kenneth J. McGinniss passes Friday, October 13, 2006

My father, Ken, passed away last night, Friday, October 13, 2006.

Friday the 13th. Always the showman.

He went peacefully and quickly, after a long “battle” with ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease. I say “battle” because one doesn’t fight ALS. It’s a terminal illness.

As my father put it, “I’m dying an inch at a time.”

Dad, you did good. You hung in there longer than anyone expected. And then, suddenly, you were gone.

No more fighting. Only peace.

God bless you.

[I want to sincerely thank those of you who have supported my father and my family for the many years we’ve been participating in the Walk to D’Feet ALS. It seems ironic, but my father went so unexpectedly–even though we’ve been expecting this for a few years–I haven’t yet thanked everyone for this year’s walk contributions. I will. And we sincerely appreciate your support. His battlle is over, the fight against ALS is not: ]

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PKM head SOS shot

Paul K. McGinniss, PCC RPCC SBL MSHR
Leadership Development & Executive Coach