Kenneth James Deegan, 50, of Lancaster, Pa., formerly of Dover, died Wednesday, July 14, 2010.

Friends of the late Kenneth James Deegan, 50, of Lancaster, Pa., formerly of Dover, may call on the family from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, at the Pippin Funeral Home, 119 W. Camden-Wyoming Ave., Wyoming.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Church of the Holy Cross, 631 S. State St., Dover. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mr. Deegan died Wednesday, July 14, 2010.

He was born April 26, 1960, in West Point, N.Y.

Ken liked to go through life breaking a few rules, but he had a heart of gold and would have given a stranger his last dollar. He will be missed by his family and his many friends.

His parents, Bernard and Josephine Deegan, precede Mr. Deegan in death.

He is survived by two sisters and their husbands, Bernadette and Bill Frantz of Elizabethtown, Pa., and Kathleen and Dan Vivier of Carlsbad, Calif. Mr. Deegan is also survived by his niece and nephews, Matthew and Michael Frantz, and Sophia, Benjamin, and Joshua Vivier, all at home.

Ken also is survived by a close family friend, Charlie Russum, who was like a brother to him.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to American Diabetes Association, 100 West 10th St. Suite 1002, Wilmington, DE 19801.

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