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212 E. Fourth Street
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Kenneth Ward

January 13, 2019

Kenneth Eldridge
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"Dearest Sarah, Your love for your grandpa is very clear in the stories you share of growing up on the farm. Sending our heartfelt thoughts..."
— the Gandia family (Gabe Sr., Gaye & Gabe Jr.)
"I am so sorry to hear of Ken's death. I will remember a hard-working, big smiling man with a very big heart!"
— Cynthia Terry

Obituary for Kenneth Ward Eldridge

Kenneth Ward Eldridge of Rock Stream, NY passed away on January 13, 2019, at the age of 86.

Born in Galeton, Pennsylvania, Ken was raised in the Watkins Glen area. After graduating from Watkins Glen Central School, Ken began his career at Corning Glass Works in 1952, where he would later retire as a Senior Process Engineer. Ken will be remembered for his sharp wit and sense of humor. He was a formidable competitor in table tennis. He loved hunting, gardening, and his hobby farm, which included a notable collection of farm equipment.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Edith Hadley Eldridge, his children Bruce (Alice), James (Lydia), Anne (Rich), T. Andrew (Kathryn) and Paul (Lisa), as well as twelve grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. In addition, he is survived by his brother, Gene; and sisters, Antoinette Whitehead and Linda Nemeth. Ken is predeceased by his father Leon; his mother, Edna; his brother, Leon Jr.; and his sister, Patricia Wood.

A celebration of Ken’s life will be held on Friday (January 18) from 1pm-3pm at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, followed by a Memorial Service at 3:00pm at the funeral home, with Rev. Mike Kelly officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Kenneth may be made to Schuyler County Office of the Aging, 323 Owego Street, Unit 7, Montour Falls, NY 14865. You may “Light a Candle of Remembrance” or extend condolences to the family online at

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When Friday, January 18th, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home
212 E. Fourth Street
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Location Information
Elevator access available at back entrance of funeral home. Use front funeral home parking lot for assistance.

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Friday, January 18th, 2019 3:00pm
Rev. Mike Kelly
Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home
212 E. Fourth Street
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Location Information
Elevator access available at back entrance of funeral home. Use front funeral home parking lot for assistance.