Kenneth James McKenrick
Byron - Mr. Kenneth James McKenrick, 73, of Byron, died Saturday, (September 25, 2010)at Strong Memorial Hospital, in Rochester.
Mr. McKenrick was born September 15, 1937 in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Smith and Mary (Rafferty) McKenrick.
A veteran with the United States Army, he served time in Korea. During his time with the Army, Mr. McKenrick attended the Signal School, where he served as cryptographer. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal/Expert M-1. An avid hunter and fisherman, he was recognized by the New York State Big Buck Club in 1995, earning a 10 point Whitetail Buck Recognition. On July 26, 1991, Mr. McKenrick was awarded the Heroism Award by the Western New York Volunteer Fireman's Association for saving the life of another fireman. He was a member of the American Legion, lifetime Member of the Byron Fire Department, past member of St. Michael's Church, current member of St. Brigid's Church, served as the Byron Town Supervisor for four years and was retired from Western Union in Rochester after 27 years. He carried himself with a strong tradition and faith in the Roman Catholic Church. Mr. McKenrick was well known and respected in the community. He took on many leadership positions, but above all he will be best remembered for his devotion to his loving wife, five children and his growing family.
Survivors include his wife, Agnes (Tutokey) McKenrick of Byron, with whom he celebrated 50 years of marriage last fall on November 26, 2009; five children, Kenneth David (Janine) McKenrick of Batavia, Timothy Joseph (Geraldine) McKenrick of Elba, Tamara (E. James) Worthington of Byron, Kevin Lee (Kelly) McKenrick of Bergen and Kathy Marie (David) Seweryniak of Pembroke; grandchildren, Kenneth James McKenrick, Michael McKenrick, Kaylynn McKenrick, Alyssa McKenrick, E. James Worthington III, Danyelle (Nicholas) Scarborough, Brianna Worthington, Matthew McKenrick, Andrew McKenrick, Sara Seweryniak, Rachel Seweryniak and Brian Seweryniak; a great-grandchild, Gunnar Timothy Scarborough; three brothers, Daniel McKenrick of Pine City, Terrance (Donna) McKenrick of Pennsylvania and Boyd (Margaret) McKenrick of Florida and several nieces and nephews.
He is a grandfather of the late Timothy J. McKenrick.
Calling hours are Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Prayers will be held at the funeral home Tuesday at 11:00 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 p.m. at St. Brigid's Church, 18 Gibson Street, Bergen. Burial will be in North Byron Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family to be distributed to various charities. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com