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Wanamaker & Carlough Funeral Home

177 Route 59, Suffern, NY

OBITUARY

Kenneth Leroy Wanamaker

December 14, 1927January 28, 2020
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Kenneth Leroy Wanamaker is home with the Lord at the age of 92. He was the son of the late George and Florence (Anderson) Wanamaker. He was a graduate of Haverstraw High School, class of 1945. Joined the Navy in 1945 and completed an engineering course and refrigeration service school. He served aboard ship from 1946-1947. Kenneth founded Wanamaker Refrigeration and A/C Sales & Service in 1958. He was a life member of F & AM Hudson River Lodge 309.

Kenneth was a born again Christian and member of the Leptondale Bible Church in Newburgh, NY. He joined the Mid-Hudson Camp of Gideon’s International in 1990. Kenneth served as chaplain, zone leader, and scripture chairman and was an active servant.

Kenneth is survived by his beloved wife Dolores R. Wanamaker, five daughters Karol Faasse, Beverly Cooper and husband Lee, Barbara Lazicki, Valerie Finch and husband Ken, Peggy Messmer and husband John, and daughter-in-law Elizabeth Wanamaker, 10 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother George Wanamaker and his son Carlyle Wanamaker.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 from 2-4 & 7-9PM at Wanamaker & Carlough Funeral Home, 177 Route 59, Suffern, NY 10901. A Funeral Service will be celebrated at 11AM on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at Wanamaker & Carlough Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Airmont Lutheran Cemetery, Airmont, NY.

In lieu of flowers please make donations in Kenneth’s honor to Gideon International Memorial Bible Fund, PO Box 655, Walden, NY 12586 or Joe Raso Hospice who took excellent care of Kenneth in his final days, https://hospiceofrockland.org/giving/joe-raso-hospice-residence-donation.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, February 4, 2020
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 5, 2020
  • Burial Following Funeral Service Wednesday, February 5, 2020

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Margaret Nichol

January 30, 2020

We have so many fond memories of Ken, especially Saturday morning Gideon prayer breakfast. Ken always had a smile and warm greetings. He often liked to tease Don for wearing my purple trench coat at our first ever fair distribution in Rockland County. Ken will always hold a special place in our hearts, he was a very special and dear person to us. So, sorry we haven't seen him in years but we know we'll celebrate when we see him again in heaven.
sending lots of love to Dee Dee.
Don and Margie Nichol

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