PROVIDENCE , R.I. – Kenneth “Ken” Steingold, of Providence and Narragansett, passed away on Dec. 17, 2022. He was the son of Charles and Rose Steingold. A native Rhode Islander, Ken graduated from Pawtucket West in 1948, Clark University in 1952 and received an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in 1955. Following graduation from Wharton, he joined the Army, serving honorably during the Korean conflict.
Mr. Steingold is survived by his beloved wife, Ellen K. Steingold, their son Neal, his daughter-in-law Linda, and his loving grandchildren, Sarah and Benjamin.
Ellen was the love of Kenny’s life. They enjoyed 68 years of marriage. They traveled the world together. In later years, they were happiest sitting together at chair number 6 on Narragansett Town Beach watching their grandchildren play.
Ken was an avid gardener. He started all his vegetables in his greenhouse from seed, had an extensive orchid and amaryllis collection, and was particularly proud of his fig trees.
Ken excelled in both basketball and tennis, and was named captain of both teams during his senior year at Clark. Ken loved to recount the night when he scored 15 points, and the winning free throw, in a game against Providence College. He nonetheless became an avid Friar fan and season ticket holder. When he was 18, Ken won the Rhode Island men’s doubles tennis championship, and was later inducted into the Rhode Island Jewish Athletic Hall of Fame.
Ken was a co-owner of Steingold Volvo established in 1932 by his father. He was a past president of the Aurora Civic Association, and served on the board of several local banks and credit unions.
Contributions may be made to the Kenneth ’52 and Ellen Steingold endowed scholarship Fund, c/o Clark University, 950 Main St., Worcester, MA 01610, attention University Advancement.