Kenneth A. Pettit Ballston Spa - Kenneth A. Pettit 89, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Saratoga Springs, NY on August 13, 1924, he was the son of Arthur and Hazel Pettit. Ken worked at Knight Orchards, and then was a bus driver and custodian for Burnt Hills Schools and later worked for the NYS Department of Transportation for many years, retiring in 1979. After his retirement, Ken owned and operated Ken’s Tires. He was an avid hunter and a member of the NRA. He was predeceased by his daughters, Patricia Pettit and Holly Pettit and sister, Mary Crawford. Ken is survived by his wife of 68 years, Dorothy; his sons David Pettit (Debra) of Erwin, Tennessee and Tim Pettit (Margaret) of Ballston Spa; daughter in law, Doris Pettit; granddaughters, Patty Kolberg (John), Pamela Thew (Jody), Jamie Propper (Chad), Catherine TenEyck (David) and Erika Pettit (Steve); great grandchildren, Derek, Joey, Jordan, Sierra, Eric, Cassie, Mackenzie, Timothy, Nathaniel and Katie; stepgrandchildren, Amy Epting (Scott) and Susan Freeman (Ryan); step great grandchildren, Dylan, Reese, Amber and Morgan; brother, Dale Pettit (Lois) of North Carolina, sister Marjorie Palmatier (Harold) of Pennsylvania and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held 2pm Thursday, June 5 at Ballston Spa Cemetery, Garrett Road, Ballston Spa. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN, 38105, or Simpson United Methodist Church, 1089 Rock City Road, Rock City Falls, NY 12863. Online remembrances may be made at www.armerfuneralhome.com
Published in The Saratogian on June 4, 2014
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