Kenneth’s family: I'm so sorry for your loss. I went through a similar situation and I was very helped by the hope that I found in the Bible in John 5:28, which says, "Do not amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I am sending you a link with more information on this hope.
Ken was so knowledgeable about local mining and so willing to share his experiences with the historic community. Just a few years ago, he led a tour of the Elizabeth and Richard Mines for the Morris County Park Commission, scrambling up a slope like a man a quarter his age. When someone asked him if he was ever afraid of being in a mine, he responded, “Not nearly as much as I am driving on Rt 80.” Such great perspective! After the hike, he and I sat on a bench on the lawn of the Ford Faesch House, eating our lunches together in the spring sunshine; a pleasant memory.