ForeverMissed
Mr. Kenneth Rini of Clover, SC age 74 passed away on April 13th, 2021 at home under hospice care.  Ken is preceded in death by his parents Martin and Doris Rini, and brother Dale Rini.  Survivors are wife Dawn Rini; sons Kenneth (Rachel) Rini of Corpus Christie, TX and Jason (Stacy) Rini of Highlands Ranch, CO; brothers Robert (Alice) Rini and, Don Rini. Grandchildren Amber Salinas, Kenneth Delossantos, Bryson Rini and Carter Rini; nephew Weston Rini; nieces Jessica Rini and Somer Nicol; great-niece Vanessa Rini and several great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held in September at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Colorado.

In lieu of any flowers please donate to Tunnel 2 Towers to support military and first-responders.
https://tunnel2towers.org/

The family would appreciate any stories and photos you can share.
Posted by Michelle Van Deusen on April 22, 2021
We first met Ken at the 1999 Aurora Colorado Couples Golf Classic. We were paired up with Dawn & Ken in the tournament. I was my super nervous self as always when I’m playing with someone new. I did know Dawn from the Working Women’s Golf League & she already made me nervous because I knew she was a GREAT golfer… That being said, the four of us clicked & had a fun time. Ken made me feel comfortable with his easy going personality. He didn’t take himself seriously playing golf so why should I? That day was the start of a wonderful long friendship with Dawn & Ken that included many golf outings and many barbeques. Ron & I still remember Ken bringing out his “Rini Rescue Rooter” club to get himself out of trouble on the course & the many laughs we shared. Ron thought that he had learned all there was to know about barbequing from his dad until he met Ken. We were lucky to be his “taste testers” prior to his many barbeque competitions. He was the consummate smoker/griller/ barbequer of ribs, briskets, chicken and won many awards. Although both couples moved out of Colorado , we stayed in touch over the years and it was our goal to reconnect in Savannah in 2020. Unfortunately it was not to be. Co Vid shut down the country and then months later our rescheduled vacation was thwarted by a hurricane that prevented us from leaving Florida. We are blessed at least to have had many fond memories of Ken. RIP our dear friend! Michelle & Ron Van Deusen Spring Hill Florida
Posted by jim Weingart on April 22, 2021
Kenny was a true friend and will be remembered by me and many for so many great times. Always upbeat and happy go lucky. Hard thing to comprehend. Jim Weingart
Posted by Judy Waller on April 22, 2021
Ken loved everything Elvis and must have seen every movie more than once. He had a great personality and humor. My condolences go out to his wife, children and Grandchildren RIP Ken.
I enjoyed knowing him, we took a bus to Ohio University around 1966 so he could see Toni Oviatt and I could be with Byron Webster. That ride was so long as it made way too many stops but he had me laughing the entire time.
Good times and good memories.

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Posted by Michelle Van Deusen on April 22, 2021
We first met Ken at the 1999 Aurora Colorado Couples Golf Classic. We were paired up with Dawn & Ken in the tournament. I was my super nervous self as always when I’m playing with someone new. I did know Dawn from the Working Women’s Golf League & she already made me nervous because I knew she was a GREAT golfer… That being said, the four of us clicked & had a fun time. Ken made me feel comfortable with his easy going personality. He didn’t take himself seriously playing golf so why should I? That day was the start of a wonderful long friendship with Dawn & Ken that included many golf outings and many barbeques. Ron & I still remember Ken bringing out his “Rini Rescue Rooter” club to get himself out of trouble on the course & the many laughs we shared. Ron thought that he had learned all there was to know about barbequing from his dad until he met Ken. We were lucky to be his “taste testers” prior to his many barbeque competitions. He was the consummate smoker/griller/ barbequer of ribs, briskets, chicken and won many awards. Although both couples moved out of Colorado , we stayed in touch over the years and it was our goal to reconnect in Savannah in 2020. Unfortunately it was not to be. Co Vid shut down the country and then months later our rescheduled vacation was thwarted by a hurricane that prevented us from leaving Florida. We are blessed at least to have had many fond memories of Ken. RIP our dear friend! Michelle & Ron Van Deusen Spring Hill Florida
Posted by jim Weingart on April 22, 2021
Kenny was a true friend and will be remembered by me and many for so many great times. Always upbeat and happy go lucky. Hard thing to comprehend. Jim Weingart
Posted by Judy Waller on April 22, 2021
Ken loved everything Elvis and must have seen every movie more than once. He had a great personality and humor. My condolences go out to his wife, children and Grandchildren RIP Ken.
I enjoyed knowing him, we took a bus to Ohio University around 1966 so he could see Toni Oviatt and I could be with Byron Webster. That ride was so long as it made way too many stops but he had me laughing the entire time.
Good times and good memories.
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Shared by Maribeth, Jim, Aly and La... on April 29, 2021
Ken is our brother-in law and “uncle Ken” to our two girls, Aly and Lauren.  We live in PA, so we didn’t see Ken as often as we would have liked, but when we did get the chance to visit, he was always the best host and opened up his home to our family.  As everyone knows, Ken was a natural behind the grill.  We were always more than happy to sample his creations.  We will remember him as a really wonderful man who made Dawn a happy lady.  He willed be missed ♥️

Memories of Our Dear Friend, Ken

Shared by Lori Sumerel on April 15, 2021
Even though we’ve only known Ken and Dawn for eight years, we have so many wonderful memories! From our Sunday evening dinners at Sweetwater‘s, birthday celebrations every January, spending Christmas together, playing corn hole with all of the neighbors, fun game nights, Keith and Ken fishing, our trip to Charleston, our time together in Chicago celebrating Justin’s solemn profession and our last time together spent here at the beach.  We will sorely miss our friend, Ken.  His laughter and light spirit will always be cherished by us.  Keith will miss his fishing buddy!!  He says that Ken was like a big brother to him.  We know that we will one day be reunited with Ken in heaven.  Thank you, God, for the gift of Ken and Dawn in our lives!