Ken Seminsky was born in Columbus, Ohio, on March 16, 1948. He was proud of his Czech/Hungarian heritage. After high school, he enlisted for two years in Army Intelligence, and his service on Okinawa was a defining period in his life. Following his service, with a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University in hand, he drove nonstop to California, spent a year at Lake Tahoe, and then went on to San Francisco where he worked as a general contractor.
Ken was enthralled by his dreams of the island of Tahiti and by his memories of Lake Tahoe, but he found his true happiness closer to home in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. He married Sarah in 1991, and they welcomed their son in 1993. They moved to Pacifica in 1996 and remained close after their divorce. Ken took on an active parenting role to Sarah’s two adopted children as well as their son. When Ken moved to Casa Pacifica in 2015, he found a new community of friends. Ken was a devout follower of Krishnamurti, and he lived by his convictions and values every day of his life. As all of his friends knew, Ken was one of a kind.
Ken passed away on Aug. 1, 2021. He is survived by his children Ricky, Jasmine and Jesse, by his ex-wife, Sarah, and by his brothers Joe (Nori) and Mike. The family has set up a GoFundMe campaign to dedicate a bench in Ken’s memory in Golden Gate Park. https://gofund.me/6acf54f5