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Kenneth L. Baskin

Obituary for Kenneth L. Baskin

April 13, 1930 - August 26, 2020
North Olmsted, Ohio | Age 90

Beloved Husband, Loving Father, Devoted Grandfather, Cherished Brother and Uncle


Kenneth L. Baskin, age 90 of North Olmsted, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. Beloved husband of Bernice (nee Kulesza); loving father of Gerry and Suzanne Miller (Bruce); devoted grandfather of Christine and Ted Baskin, and Alexis and Rachel Polivka; cherished uncle of numerous nieces and nephews; survived by siblings, Carl Baskin, Dorothy Strach, and Betty Baskin. Kenneth was a proud U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. After his service, he earned a mechanical engineering degree from Michigan State University in 1956. Kenneth's first job out of college was at Rocketdyne in Los Angeles, CA, testing rocket engines. He later moved his family to Cleveland to begin a 30-year career at NASA as one of the lead engineers for the Space Shuttle Program. Kenneth was known at the space agency as "Mr. Wind Tunnel." He was an avid golfer and enjoyed talking about the game. Family and friends will remember him as a great storyteller. Memorial contributions may be made in Kenneth's name to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation at A Celebration of Life for Kenneth will be held at VFW Post 9871, 6805 Lear Nagle Rd., North Ridgeville, OH 44039 at 4:00pm on Saturday, September 19, 2020. 216-741-7700

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  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Ken has always attributed his long life and treatment of heart disease to the outstanding care he received there.
  • The Cleveland Clinic
    9500 Euclid Ave
    Cleveland , OH 44195

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