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Kenneth S Emenheiser

February 2, 1939 ~ January 30, 2021 (age 81)


Memorial service live link


Pre-service memorial video/music 


Piano Prelude, “On Eagle’s Wings”         Michael Joncas

Greeting/Remembrance of Baptism

“How Great Thou Art”           Swedish Melody

Gospel Reading   St. Matthew 11:16-19


“Amazing Grace” John Newton

Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 

Give us this day our daily bread;

and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. 

For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever.  Amen.

Family Remembrances

“Portrait of a Trumpet” Sammy Nestico Ken Emenheiser, 1973


Presentation of the Flag

Echo Taps

Kenneth and Kevin Logan



Kenneth S. Emenheiser, 81, a resident of Basye, VA passed away at his home on January 30, 2021 after a brief illness.

Kenneth was the husband of Pauline Anne (Garber) Emenheiser, his high school sweetheart to whom he was married for 62 years.  

Born in Maytown, PA, and raised in Elizabethtown, PA, he was the son of the late Howard H. and Miriam Shaffner Emenheiser.   In addition to his widow, he is survived by a daughter Lisa, wife of Boyd Sarratt of Sterling, VA;  two grandsons, Kenneth Logan, husband of Caroline (Conway) Logan of Middletown, VA, and Kevin Logan, fiancé of Julia Dixon of Sterling, VA; two step-grandchildren, Beth (Sarratt) Cook, wife of Jeff Cook of Ashburn, VA, and Todd Sarratt, husband of Kelly (Skillman) Sarratt of Portland, OR; three great-grandchildren, Josephine, Rosalie and Brooks Logan; and two step-great-grandchildren, Lauren and Ryan Cook, and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert S., Richard S., and Donald S. Emenheiser, and a sister, Doris Byrne. 

Ken joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band directly after graduating from Elizabethtown High School.  He served in the band from 1957-1979 and was their principal cornetist for several years.  He performed at countless White House functions during the presidencies of Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, and Carter.   After retiring from the Marines, Ken received a Bachelor’s degree in computer science in 1981 from the University of Maryland.  He worked for Allied Signal as a computer analyst until his second retirement in 1994 when he and Polly moved to Basye, VA.

Ken and Polly enjoyed many wonderful trips together, including vacations to Europe, South America, China and South Africa.   Ken was an avid golfer at his beloved Bryce Resort and had many friends in that community.   His love of golf extended to his wife Polly, who is also an avid golfer.  They had a wonderful life together which included many rounds of golf.

Ken’s musical talent was passed on to his daughter Lisa, a concert pianist and Steinway Artist.  A devoted father, Ken would frequently put music on the piano for Lisa to accompany him, and they enjoyed a relationship full of music and love.   He also taught trumpet to his grandsons, Kenneth and Kevin, for many years.  His grandson Ken shares his love of music with the Church of Christ at Mountain View in Winchester, VA.  His grandson Kevin joined the “The Commandant’s Own” United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps and served for four years as a bugler. 

Ken was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  He will be sorely missed, but his love for life will live on in all who were fortunate to know him. 

A Celebration of Life will take place for Ken in the Spring.  A memorial tribute video may be view at the following link 

You may sign the guestbook and submit condolences to the family online at 

Stover Funeral Home and Crematory, Strasburg, VA is serving the family of Mr. Emenheiser. 

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