Kenneth “Ken” Allen Vojta died due to heart complications on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was 74.
Funeral services to honor Ken will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Andrews Mortuary, 1617 Market St., Wilmington.
His parents, Joseph F. and Maria G. Vojta and his brother, Don Vojta, preceded Ken in death. Joyfully, he is survived by his brother, Joseph Francis Vojta; his four sons, Jeff, Jimmy, Todd and Scott Vojta (The Vojta Boys); and his grandchildren, Tyler, Jessica and Colton Vojta.
Ken served in the U.S. Air Force, stationed at Seymour Johnson AFB in Goldsboro from 1959 to 1963, where he obtained his aircraft maintenance experience and license. After his military service he moved backed home to Chicago and earned an associate’s degree in business at night while working at United Airlines in aircraft maintenance.
After seven years with the airline he took his life savings and moved his family south to Kinston where he started ISO Aero Service in 1969 and more recently, Aero Services of Wilmington in 1987. It was during the ISO years that Ken was known for helping family and numerous friends start and develop their life, careers and their own businesses.
During the past 20 years, Ken was a member of various churches and spiritual groups. He met no stranger and developed an endless number of friends, all of whom he held dear to him until his passing. Through the power of Christ, Ken loved helping others by sharing and teaching his love for the Lord.
Throughout his life Ken was also involved in various civic activities which helped develop, foster and further the communities in which he lived and worked. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends in conversation and boating and fishing with his grandchildren, but he mostly enjoyed helping others find their way in life by sharing his knowledge and experiences.
Out of his countless acts of love, kindness and generosity, Ken only asked in return that others love the Lord by loving each other, their family, their friends and their children and to simply enjoy every day of their life.
To show your love for Ken, in lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations on behalf of Ken to the Wounded Warriors Project or to the SPCA of Pender County. God bless him.
Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.
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