Kenneth M. Bier, Jr., 56, of Forked River, NJ, passed away on July 13, 2020, at home, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Weehawken, NJ on July 26, 1963, son of Maureen Bier and the late Kenneth Sr. He is survived by his wife, Adriane, his three children Kenneth III, Christopher, and Roni, their spouses Julie and Thomas, his grandchildren Evan, Louise, and another grandson on the way, and his sisters, Cheryl, Melissa, and Jaimee, their spouses and by 8 nieces and nephews.
Ken graduated from North Bergen High School in 1981. He turned his passion for building things into a vocation. What started as a part time job making Christmas decorations led to him building high rises and managing multi-million dollar construction projects in New York City. He turned fixer-uppers into his family's homes; a testament that his dedication and hard work was a labor of love to build a life for his family.
A man of simple pleasures, Ken loved his family, his job, and his food. He was often seen cooking in the kitchen or fixing things in the garage and around the house; there was nothing he couldn’t fix. An early riser, Ken was usually up before 7 to get bagels for his family on Saturdays or out getting his boat ready to enjoy time with family on the Barnegat Bay. What he loved most was a noisy house full of family and friends, laughter, and lots of homemade food. He was a dedicated Giants fan, spending many Sundays at the stadium tailgating with family and friends. He always loved sharing what he had with others, experiences, opportunities, and food.
Ken leaves behind his values of dedication, loyalty, and lots of love. He was a wonderful teacher to his children and thoughtful husband to his wife. He was a loving son, brother, cousin, and friend. While he loved to build things, and there were hundreds of projects over the years, the most significant thing he built, that made him most proud, was his family legacy.
We would like to continue to feed others, the way Ken has fed his friends and family; in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Kenneth M. Bier to the Lacey Food Bank at laceyfoodbank.org.
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Lacey Food Bank
102 Station Drive, Forked River NJ 08731