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Question: Did You or Someone You Know Work at KPSH?

So many did, did you?

Kings Park State Hospital at one time was a chief employer for the area. Many of those employees lived in Kings Park. It was the hub of the town providing not only employment but also a social network and bonds that continued outside hospital walls.

It has been 15 years since it officially closed and a reunion is taking place this Friday at Larkfield Manor.

 As you sip your morning drink and think of your friends and family, we wonder how many will put their mug down and say, yeah, I know somebody. Let us know in our comment section below.

Rascelles K Clare June 09, 2011 at 08:21 PM
yes! mom, dad, brothers, sisters etc.. they are came here and began working at the hosital.. Dad was fresh out of the Navy..
Frank Mercuri June 09, 2011 at 11:40 PM
My son and His wife worked in the food service section during their high school years after school. They both went on to college my son got his degree in electrical engineer and mathematics and daughter-in-law in education. My late neighbor worked in the administration building and her son was with the Hospital police and now at Pilgram State.
Gil Harris June 17, 2011 at 08:04 AM
My family moved to Kings Park in 1949 from North Carolina. My Mom worked in Bldg A on the night shift, my Dad worked in the Storehouse. I worked there from 1963 until 1995. Started in the Laundry,transferred to the Butcher Shop and when they closed the Butcher Shop I became a Storekeeper. My last few years I was in charge on the Storehouse. I loved every minute and loved every employee I worked with. I have many stories to tell, well maybe not all stories, but it was fun working there.
Jeff rey October 19, 2011 at 12:52 AM
I worked in the Children's Unit (Bldg 22), early 70's until it closed. Best job I ever had...often wonder what happened to those kids. Hope some of them made a good life for themselves...most never belonged there in the first place. Would be interested in communicating with anyone who worked or lived there around that time.
John November 19, 2011 at 03:54 PM
My uncle worked at the power plant from 1980-1985...he sadly passed but i enjoy looking at all the paper work and photos he had from kppc.

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