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Rip Ken Layton

By mrgone

2 years ago

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    Post #199 Obituary Posted by SonicZone (2 years ago)

    Post #202 Message from Ken's sister Posted by robin (2 years ago)

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    #1 2 years ago

    Ken Layton has passed away.
    I was informed that Ken passed peacefully in his sleep.

    Ken was an old school, coin op route and repair guy.

    He could fix anything and everything.
    The repair threads are filled with tips from him.
    Be at peace sir.
    And thank you.

    #2 2 years ago

    Ken was a good guy, always helpful on the forums.

    #3 2 years ago

    Sorry to hear the news. So nice and helpful.

    #4 2 years ago

    He posted here and other forums for years. Always good input. He'll be missed.

    My condolences to his family.

    LTG : (

    #5 2 years ago

    Wow. Sad news.

    Never met him, but learned a lot from him.

    Thanks for everything Ken. You’ll be missed.

    #6 2 years ago

    This is heartbreaking.

    Ken was full of knowledge and was always ready to share with other pinsiders who were desperate for a solution.

    Huge loss to the community.

    Ken, may you rest in peace.

    #7 2 years ago

    Very sorry to hear this news. My condolences to his friends and family.

    #8 2 years ago

    Terrible news.

    As stated, he was always helpful.

    Rest in peace.

    #9 2 years ago

    I never met him either -but he was always quick to try and help. RIP Ken.

    #10 2 years ago

    Oh no!

    Threads around here are peppered with his helpful advice. I saw his posts all the time. He will be missed.

    Condolences to his family.

    Thanks for letting us know.

    #11 2 years ago

    Very sad news. We had many conversations over the years and he was always ready to share his considerable knowledge with everyone in need.
    RIP Ken, you were a true gentleman.

    #12 2 years ago

    Damn, even though I never met him, he was a familiar face on these forums and always helpful. My condolences to his friends and family.

    #13 2 years ago

    Bummer for sure. His tips on the internet will outlive all off us

    #14 2 years ago

    Terrible news. I sold and shipped him a wood rail head and backglass for a swanee years ago for a restoration he was doing. After that he was always quick to help me with multiple issues on old school games. Helped me a lot when i was restoring my old genco lucky 7. Rip

    #15 2 years ago

    Aw man. I've followed his advice multiple times here, always helpful. Very sad. Rest in peace.

    #16 2 years ago

    That's too bad I enjoyed reading his content. Talked with him a few times as well.

    #17 2 years ago

    Sucks for real; always a guy i respected the hell out of. Pour some out


    #18 2 years ago

    Never met him but he definitely knew his stuff and always enjoyed reading his posts
    RIP my friend you will be missed

    #19 2 years ago

    That's depressing. Always helpful, especially in my early (RGP) days. Rest in peace, Ken. You were an asset to this community, and several others, no doubt.

    #20 2 years ago

    He very patiently helped me on one of my first games. And several since. Amazing knowledge and always helpful. This is a loss to all. (Family & community ) Condolences

    RIP Ken. May you always have a game to work on in Heaven.

    #21 2 years ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Sucks for real; always a guy i respected the hell out of. Pour some out

    Good grief! What a young man. Quick search shows him active in many coin op forums. Never met him but sad to hear this news.

    #22 2 years ago

    Oh, no. That's really sad to hear.

    Never met the man but always enjoyed reading his posts. He was extremely helpful here.

    RIP Ken.

    #23 2 years ago

    RIP Ken, there will definitely be a void on the pinside and Klov forums. He had so many tech tips! He may have passed but his forum posts will live on.

    #24 2 years ago

    I agree with the sentiment that Ken was a great source of knowledge. He’ll be missed.

    #25 2 years ago

    Never met Ken but yes he was always very helpful here on Pinside and will be missed. RIP Ken.

    #26 2 years ago

    This is really sad!
    I never knew him, but all these legends will be gone one day. Are there going to be enough people to pass on the knowledge?

    #27 2 years ago

    RIP Ken, put a couple extra credits on the machine that you’re playing up there for me for when I get there.

    #28 2 years ago

    Terrible news for sure. As others have noted, what a helpful and nice person. I never met him in person, the last communication I had was likely taking drive-in theaters, which was a few years back. RIP Ken, you will be missed.

    #29 2 years ago

    RIP Ken.
    I never corresponded directly with him but always read his posts. It was clear he knew what he was talking about.

    #30 2 years ago

    Very sad to hear. He always brought a lot of knowledge to the forum. My condolences to his friends and family. How old was Ken? Does anyone know what happened?

    #31 2 years ago

    What was his handle here?

    #32 2 years ago
    Quoted from KozMckPinball:

    What was his handle here?


    #33 2 years ago

    Oh No! Not Ken...I will miss him. Sad News.


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    #34 2 years ago

    RIP. I have received his advice in the past as well.

    #35 2 years ago

    I never met him, but after reading hundreds of helpful posts from him over the years, I feel like I knew him. He knew the old school games and always seemed to be there in the tech threads with great advice. Always a class act too.

    RIP Ken.

    #36 2 years ago

    Ken was a great Pinsider and I always enjoyed reading his posts. Always advocating for better and more complete schematics for the newer machines.

    #37 2 years ago

    Ken was a great guy, this is really upsetting. RIP brother you will be missed here.

    #38 2 years ago

    Oh man this is sad.

    I didn't know Ken, nor did I ever really interact with him directly.

    But, when scrolling through any thread, his was one avatar that I always noticed, stopped scrolling, and read his post.

    No matter the topic, his posts were almost always worth reading. Learned a lot from him, and he never even knew it.

    #39 2 years ago

    Oh fiddlefarkindamitall.

    When I got my first pin 7 years ago this month and was browsing Pinside learning all I could about how to fix it, and this wonderfully crazy hobby, Ken was one of the first posters I realized I could always trust: Knowledgable, helpful, polite... never taking bait, never prey to all the noisy drama peanut galley threads that give this place a bad name, but almost always in the tech, help, genial chit-chat and positive threads that make it shine. And then I'd eventually end up in some other random forum and see his name there too, often with the same picture, and always with the same helpful demeanor. I considered him a quieter gentler version of Vid, ha ha.

    If we could all act like Ken the world would be better for it. I had a lot of respect for him but never really had a reason to directly interact, bah!

    Rest in peace, great friend I never met. I only hope I can manage to pay it forward in fractional measure.

    #40 2 years ago

    vale ken.

    #41 2 years ago

    Ken - you are an absolute repair legend. Thank you for all the knowledge you have shared! I hope all the arcade machines are working in heaven so you can rest.

    #42 2 years ago

    That’s very sad news, Ken was a great guy for sure. His advice will live on in so many of us RGP’ers and Pinsiders and RGVAC’ers and KLOV’ers.

    #43 2 years ago

    Wow, what terrible news. Super-helpful, kind guy that really knew his stuff and how to make anything seem easy. But applying that technique to dying seems a bit much. Whatever, Ken. I will certainly miss your legend-status influence around here and on the arcade forums.

    #44 2 years ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    Not Ken...I will miss him. Sad News.


    Oh Damn! The name didn't dawn on me until I saw the pic.
    Not sure if it's already been mentioned, but how old was he?

    #45 2 years ago

    Rest In Pin Ken!

    An EM old Schooler who could be appropriately curmudgeonly. Part of the fabric of the hobby !

    #46 2 years ago


    His depth of knowledge and the willingness to share it without snark or judgment was a wonderful combination.

    We lost a great one.

    #47 2 years ago

    Very sad to hear. He always gave great advice and help. Rest in peace Ken.

    #48 2 years ago

    Damn! So sorry to hear this. I didn't know him personally but he was always one to jump in to help newbs such as myself. RiP

    #49 2 years ago

    Sad - always had great input and knowledge he was willing to share. A great loss, prayers go out to his family

    #50 2 years ago

    We have lost a truly great guy. RIP Ken

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