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212 E. Fourth Street
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
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Kenneth Gridley, Jr.
In Memory of
Kenneth E. Gridley, Jr.
1959 - 2017
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Sarah Rose Gridley
"I love and miss you dad! Thanks for everything you done!! I am going to miss you"
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William & Chris Wilson
"Ken was A GREAT Father , Husband and my AWESOME. Neughbor. Loved by. Many and "
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William & Chris Wilson
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Phillip and Wendy Wytrwa
"We will miss you so much ken, may you, R.I.P."
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Doug Angle
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Kathie Fritzon
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Fred & Teresa Letteer
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brittany
"you will be greatly missed and loved Kenny. I always seen you as a father to me "
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"you will be greatly missed and loved Kenny. I always seen you as a father to me "
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Sherrie and Jason sutton
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Melonie Keefer
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Betty LaBar
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Lisa Cole Hanley
"Darlene and Sarah, you are in my Prayers. I am so sorry for you loss. "
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Melinda
"You will be missed dearly Ken. I'm so happy I had the pleasure of getting to kno"
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Tom Harbot
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Colleen quick
"Rip sorry u r gone u where a great dad to my friend Sarah and a great husband"
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Sarah Rose Gridley
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Obituary for Kenneth Gridley, Jr.

Kenneth Gridley, Jr.
Kenneth E. Gridley, Jr.

Age 57, of Montour Falls, NY, passed away on Jan. 17, 2017 at home.
The family will receive friends at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Monday (Jan 23) from 4pm-6pm; and Tuesday (Jan 24) from 10am-11am. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday at 11:00am at the funeral home; Rev. George Norton officiating; burial immediately following at Bradford Cemetery. A reception will be announced.

Kenneth was born in Caton, NY, and raised in Bradford by his father and step-mother, Kenneth, Sr. and Jean Gridley. He graduated from Haverling Central School in Bath. He lived most of his adult life in Montour Falls. Kenneth was loved and well known in the community. He worked 16 years at the NYS Fire Academy of Fire Science in Montour Falls and 13 years at the Montour Falls Fire Company, where he was an honorary Lifetime Member. He also worked at the Arc of Schuyler. He spent his extra time bowling and loved being with family and friends. He was also an avid NASCAR and WWF Wrestlers fan.
Ken was predeceased by his father; and birth mother, Genevieve Starkweather. Also, cousin and best friend, Peter “Cottontail” Travis. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Darlene ; daughter, Sarah; sisters, Melanie (Scott) Keefer and Kathleen (Tim) Sleve, both of Bradford; and step-mother, Jean Gridley; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. Also, special friends he considered his “daughters”, Lisa Ayers, Blossom Arden, and Tracey (Jim) Gay; and “son”, Dennis Ryan.

Those wishing, may consider memorial donations in his memory to the American Diabetes Assoc., 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311; or American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852 (www.kidneyfund.org); or Montour Falls Vol. Fire Dept., PO Box 369, Montour Falls, NY 14865.

You may sign a guestbook or light a “Candle of Remembrance” in his memory online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.
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Life Story for Kenneth Gridley, Jr.

The Firefighter's Prayer

When I'm called to duty god
wherever flames may rage
give me strength to save a life
whatever be its age

Help me to embrace a little child
before it is too late
or save an older person from
the horror of that fate

Enable me to be alert
to hear the weakest shout
and quickly and efficiently
to put the fire out

I want to fill my calling and
to give the best in me
to guard my neighbor and
protect his property

And if according to your will
I have to lose my life
bless with your protecting hand
my children and my wife