Ken Mattos, 53, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at his home in Virginia Beach, VA surrounded by his wife and children after his long battle with cancer. Ken was born on August 28, 1970 to Rachel Etherington in Newport, Rhode Island. He was a graduate of Green Run High School in Virginia Beach.
Ken worked at the Commonwealth Challenge Youth Academy through the Department of Military Affairs, where he was well loved by coworkers and cadets. He was chosen by cadets as the most dedicated employee, an accomplishment for which he was very proud.
Ken is survived by his wife, Kimi Mattos; parents, Rachel and Mike; children: Samantha (Justin), Ashley, and Amber; stepson, Matthew (Jacob); grandchildren, Benjamin and Jaxon; granddaughter, Kameron; sisters, Kim and Christina (Orlando); nieces, nephews, and many, many friends.
He was an avid trash-talking Chicago Bears fan who also loved fishing, watching movies, and listening to 90’s country.
Service will be Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. at Eastminster Presbyterian in Virginia Beach.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation in honor of Ken Mattos .