Kenneth L. ‘Ken’ Posey, 71

Kenneth L. “Ken” Posey, 71, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of New Carrollton, Md., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at Medstar Washington Hospital Center, from heart failure. He was born in Glapthorn, Peterborough, England, on March 6, 1945, son of the late Leonard Posey and Harriet (Leverett) Posey.

Posey came to the United States as an infant and grew up in Nanjemoy and Indian Head, Md. He graduated from Henry E. Lackey High School in Indian Head, Md. During the Vietnam War, Posey proudly served in the U.S. Air Force from Aug. 15, 1963, to Dec. 13, 1966. He married Mary Katherine Ghessie on June 12, 1971.

Following a period of working at several positions for the federal government in Washington, D.C., Posey joined the U.S. Park Police Property Office as a supply technician in 1971, and retired in 2003. He was a member of the American Legion, Greenbelt Post 136.

Posey and his wife retired to Selbyville, Del., in 2012. He loved to play golf and fish, and went on yearly golf and fishing outings with his retired U.S. Park Police and American Legion buddies. He loved to go on cruises and play the slots with Mary.

Posey is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Mary; his brother-in-law August Ghessie and his wife, Lisa, of Okatie, S.C.; and his nieces, Amanda and Sarah Ghessie of Washington, D.C.

In honor of Posey’s wishes, a private service was scheduled for Feb. 21, 2017, at Melson Funeral Services in Ocean View, Del., followed by a private interment. Condolences may be sent online at