Kenneth Arthur Tiedemann

January 11, 1958 - July 10, 2020
Kenneth Arthur Tiedemann


Our vibrant and jovial Husband and Father, Kenneth Arthur Tiedemann, passed away suddenly on July 10, 2020 due to a cardiac event.

God’s grace brought him into this world on January 11, 1958 to his loving parents, Arthur and Blanche Tiedemann. He was raised in Ridgewood, Queens, NY. He spent beautiful childhood Summers in Sea Cliff, Long Island, NY, with his Sister, Susan and brother, Paul. Ken had a successful career on Wall Street in Banking as a Vice President. He survived two attacks on the World Trade Center – 1993 bombing and September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Ken and Alice had recently permanently relocated to enjoy their retirement in the Compass Pointe Community in Leland, NC, which he considered paradise.

Ken’s greatest gift was his uncanny ability to gather people together. He was truly a shepherd to all flocks big and small, regardless of where they flocked from. Everyone was always welcome.

He had a zest for life like no other. His virtuosity for entertaining fell second only to his unbridled love and devotion to being a loving Husband, Father and Grandpa.

His devotion carried over with great pride in caring for his Mother, Blanche, until her final days. And with the same love, devotion and patience cared for his Mother-in-Law Joan, until his last breath.

His legacy will carry on through his sons, John, Brian and his wife, Alyssa, Matthew and his wife, Carla,who will then pass his legacy through to Ken’s beautiful Grandsons, Ryder, Hunter, Liam and Spencer.

As Ken’s spirit transcends into Heaven, his memory will long live through the devotion of his loving, caring and adoring wife, Alice. Ken and Alice’s unwavering faith in God and dedicated goodwill shall solidify a lifetime of memories to be celebrated for generations to come.

A visitation will be held from 2-3pm on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel with memorial service to follow at 3pm.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street, Wilmington NC 28403
910.791.9099

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  • July 11, 2020
    Maureen Bodnar says:
    Ken, I will always remember the celebration of our January birthdays and of course all of the SEARCH weekends we did together. You were a man of great faith and my prayers are with you and for Our Heavenly Father to embrace you when you enter into his kingdom.

  • July 11, 2020
    Maureen Bodnar says:
    Ken, I was always remember us celebrating our January birthdays together. You were a man of great faith in my prayers are for our heavenly father to embrace you as you enter into his kingdom.

  • July 12, 2020
    Jean-Marie Seidman says:
    Marty and I so enjoyed the company of this kind, endearing friend, who was always insightful and reflective of life. We will miss our conversations, not to say the least, his extraordinary culinary skills! We regret a pandemic kept us from another visit, but will always cherish the ones we did have together. RIP, Ken, with love and honor, from your color purple CP neighbors.

  • July 13, 2020
    Kathleen & Frank Fouche says:
    From the moment we met Ken we were made to feel like family. I have known Alice since I am 10 yrs old so we were already family. When we were together we always had some of the best conversations and of course the best food. What an amazing cook. He was more like a Chef. We sat at your table for so many wonderful meals surrounded by other friends and family and have so many wonderful memories. Your love for your family and friends had no bounds. You will be missed by us all, but your light in this world will shine on. You will live in our hearts forever. Until we meet again, our wonderful friend.

  • July 13, 2020
    Denise & Marc Schumer and sons says:
    From our perspective Ken was a selfless man. He loved his family and he loved his friends. He showed his love by cooking for others. He would entertain all the time. Even when I took ill, he cooked and delivered personally a full course meal to our home. Kind enough to come to my mothers mass. Shared with me how much he missed his mom. Loved his kids, grandkids and beloved Alice. It was a privilege to have known you Ken. I know for sure you will be resting in peace. May God Bless You in Eternity Amen