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Ken B. Screven

September 18, 1950 ~ May 18, 2022 (age 71) 71 Years Old

Obituary

Service will be live streamed on S.L.McLaughlin Funeral Home Facebook page at 10:30am.
 
 
Ken Screven, 71, of Albany passed away Wednesday, May 18, at Albany Medical Center following a long illness.
 
Born in the Bronx, Ken attended Archbishop Molloy High School and graduated from St. John's University in 1972. He began his broadcasting career at WALL Radio in Middletown NY and in 1976 he took a job in Albany as a reporter on WROW Radio. 
 
In 1977, when he was hired by WGY Radio/WRGB TV, he became the first African American man covering the news in the Capital Region. He served as reporter, co-anchor on the WRGB weekend news, and Capital Bureau Chief during his 38-year award-winning, career before he retired in 2011. 
 
Predeceased by his parents, Earl B. Screven Sr. and Carrie Smith Screven; Ken is survived by his brother Earl B. (Rosetta) Screven Jr. of Bowie, MD; his nieces and nephews, Ericka (Tony) Pope of Monaca, PA, Jamila Screven of Waldorf, MD, Doyen Screven of Waldorf, MD; Danya (Ranard) Jones of Upper Marlboro, MD; and Richmond (Beatriz) Felton of Burbank, CA; his aunt, Tammer Screven of Orangeburg, SC; several cousins, other relatives, and countless friends.
 
A Celebration of Life will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 28, at the Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Avenue in Albany, preceded by a viewing starting 9 a.m. 
 
Contributions in Ken's memory may be made to In Our Own Voices at www.ioov.org
 
 
 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
May 28, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Palace Theatre
19 Clinton Avenue
Albany, NY 12207

Celebration of Life
Saturday
May 28, 2022

10:30 AM
Palace Theatre
19 Clinton Avenue
Albany, NY 12207

Donations

In Our Own Voices, Inc.
245 Lark Street, Albany NY 12210
Tel: 1-518-432-4188
Email: info@inourownvoices.org
Web: http://WWW.ioov.org

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