Kenneth Streun McHale, age 91, went to join his loving wife on February 19, 2019 at The Villages Regional Hospital after a brief illness. He was born on April 25, 1927 to James and Effie (Streun) McHale in Lee Center, NY. Kenneth graduated from Rome Free Academy then entered the U.S. Navy during WWII. After honorable service and discharge, he completed electronics training at Capital Radio Engineering Institute (CREI) in Washington, DC. He married his beloved wife of 69 years, Eileen, on September 16, 1947 in Rome, NY. In 1957 they moved to Winter Park, Florida where Ken pursued his career in missile design for the Martin Company. Kenneth continued a successful career for over 32 years serving his country through work on many missile and communications projects, including early cruise missiles Pershing, Patriot and numerous others. His presence and work as a sound board volunteer at his home church of Lady Lake United Methodist Church will also be missed.
Ken is predeceased by his wife Eileen. He is survived by his sons Michael and his wife Sue; and Timothy and his wife Michelle; three grandchildren: Michael and Matthew McHale, Robyn Millwood; great grandson Cole and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service celebrating Ken’s life will be held on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lady Lake Chapel of Beyers Funeral Home, 134 N. Hwy 27/441, Lady Lake, FL. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL.