Kenneth John Gigli

  • Died: May 4, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Covington Knolls

8325 Covington Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Kenneth John Gigli, 78, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019 at his home in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Fort Wayne to the late John Gigli and Helen Neal. He was a 1958 graduate of Central Catholic High School. Ken then attended Indiana University and received his bachelor's degree in European History and his master's degree in Public Affairs. He married Carol (Simmons) Gigli in November of 1999 and she survives. Ken served honorably in the United States Marine Corp from 1957 to 1963. He worked for the Fort Wayne Police Department, retiring as Lieutenant in 1999. After retirement Ken became the Grants and Accreditation Manager from 1999 to 2012, retiring officially in 2012. He was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church. Ken had his law enforcement planner advanced certification and was a member of the Mayor's Citizen Advisory Committee, with Commendation in 1988. He was also a member of the Fort Wayne Regional Community Policing Institute, board of directors. He was an adjunct instructor at Indiana University School of Criminal Justice in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his children, Cassandra (Rodney) Tucker and Jean Paul (Maranda) Gigli; step-children, Jessica Able and Jason Able; grandchildren, Brandon Tucker, Briana Bashore, Alexis Gigli, Mason Gigli, Benjamin Able, and Caroline Able; and siblings, Waneta (James) Allgeier, Gina Lee, Yolanda (Thomas) Foster, Catherine Gigli, James (Erin) Gigli, and John (Cathi)Gigli. Ken was also preceded in death by his step-mother, Dorothy Gigli; and brother, Michael V. Gigli. Funeral service 10:30 am Thursday, May 9, 2019 at D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home with calling one hour prior to the service. Calling Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association or Allen County SPCA. To sign the online guestbook please visit,


Condolence & Memory Journal


Thinking of Jean and his family during this time of sorrow.

Posted by Aaron Richardson - Chandler, AZ   May 06, 2019


Dear Gina, Jim, and family: Please accept my deepest condolences. May Kenneth rest in eternal peace, and may God grant you strength, comfort, and peace.

Posted by George Foster - Huntington, IN - Friend   May 06, 2019

So saddened to hear of Ken's passing. He will truly be missed by all. May God watch over you and guide you through this difficult time.

Posted by Michele Wilson - Fort Wayne, IN   May 06, 2019

Sorry to hear of Ken's passing, I would like to offer my sincere condolences to his family. Jeremiah 29:11, 12 assures us God is thinking thoughts of peace towards us, to give us a future and a hope, and that if we come and pray to Him, He will listen to us. In the days to come may you find comfort in that hope.

Posted by A friend   May 06, 2019

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