RANDOLPH – Ernest P. "Ernie" Kenyon, 64, of Hall Street, passed away Thursday (Jan. 10, 2013), in Veterans Hospital in Buffalo.
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A lifelong area resident, Kenyon was born July 23, 1948, in Salamanca, the son of the late Paul Kenyon and Twilla Joanne Burdic Barber.
He was a graduate of Randolph Central School and was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Vietnam War era from Jan. 22, 1969-Nov. 11, 1970.
Kenyon retired in 2000 from the New York State Department of Transportation as a truck driver and in earlier years had worked at Allegany State Park.
He was a life member of the Coldspring Fire Department, a member of the Randolph American Legion Post 181, Randolph Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 2273, and was a former member of the Randolph Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 6533. He enjoyed reading, fishing and hunting.
Kenyon is survived by four children, Julie Trumble of Texas, Richard Kenyon of Montana, and Michael and Kyle Kenyon of Meadville, Pa.; a sister, Margaret "Peggy" Jones of Steamburg; two half-sisters, Sandy and Norma Kenyon of Salamanca; a step-sister, Penny Barber Peterson of Salamanca; and a step-brother, Ricky Barber of Salamanca; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents and a sister Gloria Evanock.
The family received friends from 1-3 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 13, 2013), in the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home, 14 Church St., Randolph, N.Y. Funeral services followed at 3 p.m. in the funeral home where Rev. Buck Young officiated. Burial was in the Steamburg Cemetery. Full Military Honors were conducted by members of the Randolph American Legion Post 181.
To leave a condolence, log onto www.vanrensselaerandsonfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be sent to the Coldspring Fire Department, Route 394, Steamburg N.Y. 14783.
Published in The Salamanca Press from January 17 to February 15, 2013