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Kenneth L. Post

By Joshua Smith
Kenneth L. Post

Kenneth L. Post, 96, of Elba, passed away on December 30, 2023 at home under the loving care of his family, along with his wonderful caregivers.

Ken was born January 22, 1927 in Batavia, the son of the late Leo and Alberta (Colson) Post.

Ken was a loving husband, father and grandfather all while being a life-long dairy farmer.  He farmed first with his grandfather and father and then with his sons, daughter and grandson.  He was the longest serving fireman and a member of the Elba Volunteer Fire Department and was also the longest member of the First Presbyterian Church of Elba. He loved antique tractors, his John Deere toy collection and all things farming, and was still able to make his daily trip to the "shop" even in his 96th year.

Surviving are his children, John (Cheryl Totten) Post, Daniel (Kim) Post, Marcia (Todd) White, Janet (Judd) Ewell and Laurie (Pete) Torpey; grandchildren, Jason (Stacy) Post, Kailynn (Kyle) Stacy, Jeffrey (Janette) Post, Joy (Rich) Brewer, Holly (Shaun) Stoneham, Megan (Will) Hoffman, Brad (Nicole) White, Elizabeth (Fred) Turner, Derek (Deanna) Torpey, Chelsey (James) Vacanti and Cody (Michayla) Torpey; eighteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Ken was preceded in death by his loving wife of 72 years, Louise Post and sister, Nancy Horton.    

Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, January 4 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia.  Ken's funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 5 at Northgate Free Methodist Church, 8160 Bank Street Road, Batavia.  Ken will be laid to rest in Maple Lawn Cemetery in Elba.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Elba, 23 North Main Street, Elba, NY 14058 or Elba Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 58, Elba, NY 14058.  

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