SUN CITY CENTER, Fla. - Gerald W. Kenyon, of 301 Andover Place No. 175, Sun City Center, formerly of Olean, N.Y., passed away at home following an apparent heart attack.
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Gerry was born Nov. 17, 1945, in Olean, and was a son of Fredrick Edward and Eleanor Christina Shearer Kenyon. On Sept. 28, 1991, he married Julie E. Theodore.
Gerry served in the U.S. Navy from Feb. 12, 1963, to Nov. 16, 1966. He worked for Dresser for a number of years before being appointed as a patrolman for Olean Police Department on Sept. 10, 1971. He retired after 21 years of service from the Olean Police Department on March 12, 1992.
After his retirement, Gerry also worked as a security court officer for the city of Olean for about 10 years. He moved to Sun City Center in 2010.
Gerry formerly attended St. Mary of the Angels Church. He loved both college and NFL football, and he was a huge Buffalo Bills fan. Having had played in a band in his younger years, Gerry loved to sing and dance.
Gerry is survived by four children, Kevin M. Kenyon, Christopher M. (Jackie) Kenyon, Autumn L. Kenyon and Brandon J. Kenyon; two stepchildren, Ashlee M. Theodore and Kristopher M. Holtz, all of Olean; nine grandchildren, Ryleigh, Anthony, Kayleigh, Keirian, Loralei, Brooke, Nicholas, Madison and Maverick; a sister, Carol Fie of Portville; and two nephews, Daniel Martin and Rick Fie.
Gerry was predeceased by a brother, Thomas F. Kenyon, who passed away April 6, 2012.
Friends were received Thursday in the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean. A service of the word with final commendation will be held at 10 a.m. today (Friday, Aug. 15, 2014) at the St. Mary of the Angels Church. The Rev. David E. Tourville, associate pastor at St. Mary of the Angels Church, will officiate. Burial will be at the Allegany Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean. Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com.
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646 E State St Olean, NY 14760
Published in The Olean Times Herald on Aug. 14, 2014