September 16, 1917 ~ September 14, 2010

Kenneth A. Titus, age 92, died peacefully at home in Branford on September 14, 2010. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Barbara Treworthy Titus, on May 22, 2009. Born on September 16, 1917 in Brooklyn, NY, he graduated from Adelphi Academy and Browne's Business College. During Word War II, he joined the US Coast Guard. He later transferred to the US Maritime Service and was the officer in charge of the recruiting office in Philadelphia, PA. After the war, he became a training specialist for the Veterans Administration. In 1947, Mr. Titus founded the Connecticut School of Electronics in New Haven and served as president until he sold the school in 1995. He was also vice president and co-founder of American Television from 1951 to 1958. He was a charter member of the Connecticut Association of Private Schools and his school was fully accredited by the National Association of Trade and Technical schools. Mr. Titus was a badminton instructor at the Philadelphia Central YMCA in 1946 and 1947 and at the Branford Community House from 1948 to 1965. He was an avid boatman and fisherman; his boat, Tiderunner III, was frequently sighted off the shores of Southern New England. From 1983 to 1986, he was president of the Kon Tiki Outrigger Club in Islamorada, FL. A long time resident of Stony Creek and later of Branford, he was predeceased by his brother Captain Henry (Harry) A. Titus and is survived by his sister, Erna Mae Titus, his daughter Dr. Linda Titus-Ernstoff, a professor at Dartmouth Medical School, and sons Kenneth Charles (KC) Titus, a renovation contractor in San Diego, and Captain James H. Titus of Branford. He is also survived by ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. His sense of humor and sage counsel will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Interment will be private. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Condolences can be sent through www.beecherandbennett.com In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mr. Titus can be made to the Stony Creek Fife & Drum Corps- P.O. Box 1886, Branford, CT 06405 or the Branford Land Trust- P.O. Box 254, Branford, CT 06405.

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  1. Dear Family: Our deepest sympathy to all of you on the passing of your father and brother. Mr. T, as we always called him, was not only my employer, but a very dear friend. I worked at CSE for 37 years, as a teacher and for the last 10 years as the Technical Director. Because of Mr. T’s endeavors many students were able to accomplish a successful career, in the field of Electronics. Sincerely, John E. DePalma & Vera DePalma

  2. I am truly sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. I and our firm had the privilege of being the accountant for him and his very special school, . The Connecticut School of Electronics.. He was able to give hundreds of individuals a continuing education in a field of Electronics which at that time was not available at many or most of the public or private institutions. He ran a great .ship. and will be missed by all who knew him. Please accept my condolences. Howard L. Luppi

  3. Ken Titus was an outstanding businessman, client and friend. We shared many e-mail jokes and news. His presence will be sorely missed.

  4. Kenneth Titus was a great administrator, and we spoke many times during my two years at CSE (1957 – 1959) at the old school building. He was very positive and encouraging to his students. My sincere condolences go to his family. Rest in peace, Mr. Titus.

  5. Your dad will always be with you; his spirit and good will be part of you no matter where you go, he was very proud of You and loved with all his heart

  6. Dear Family: We are sorry to hear about the passing of your father and our sincere condolences to all his family. I had the privilege of being part of the CSE family for 30 years and was always proud to be associated with such a fine school. May he rest in peace.

  7. i love you grandpa !! i hope i can follow in your foot prints and be as amazing and successful as you have 🙂 you’ll forever live in my heart and ill never forget you.

  8. Sorry we did not get to meet Mr. Titus but he certainly accomplished so very much during his lifetime. Thinking about the family during this time. Sincerely, June and Bill

  9. Thanks to all of you for your kind words during our time of profound loss. Dad was an inspiration to us all and we’ll miss him terribly.

  10. Occasionally, you meet a person who is unique.Ken was that special person.He was kind, insightful and intelligent.Remember everything, and may each memory bring peace and comfort. Alas he went gently and now he is with his love, Barbara.

  11. I will always remember Ken as a kind person, a wonderful storyteller, and an interesting, accomplished man. I am happy to have had the opportunity to meet him.

  12. I am truly sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. I and our firm had the privilege of being the accountant for him and his very special school, . The Connecticut School of Electronics.. He was able to give hundreds of individuals a continuing education in a field of Electronics which at that time was not available at many or most of the public or private institutions. He ran a great .ship. and will be missed by all who knew him. Please accept my condolences. Howard L. Luppi

  13. Hell Mr. Luppi, How very kind of you to write in Dad’s memory. I remember Dad talking about you — always with admiration — and talking with you by phone. He lived a remarkable life and died peacefully in his sleep, as had been his wish. Despite the stroke he’d suffered 21 years earlier, which eventually confined him to a wheelchair, he remained mentally sharp until the end. It would perhaps amuse you to know that his final diary entries, on the day he died, were the Yankee’s score and the Dow Jones Industrial index! Thank you again for remembering him. He was a strong presence in my life and I miss him every day. Linda (his daughter)

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