Kenneth Banner, age 69 of McKeesport, formerly of Pittsburgh, died September 7, 2017 at his home. Born March 24, 1948 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Wilbur Allen and Janet (Kenny) Nicholson. Ken devoted his time working as a McKeesport professional drug counselor at First Step Recovery for many years. After retirement, Ken started his own recovery program called Resources Unlimited where he dedicated his life to helping others overcome. He spent hours volunteering for the AARP Hunger Services Food Bank in Wilkinsburg continuing his ministry to help others. He is survived by his children, Renee Clark-Smith and Chris Sowell; brothers, Clifford Nicholson and Donald Nicholson; sister, Valerie Williams; and many nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery, 321 Kittanning Pike, Sharpsburg, PA 15215. (Please meet at the cemetery) In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to AARP Food Bank Foundation, PO Box 93207, Long Beach, CA 90809. Condolences may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com
Originally published September 08, 2017.