BROCTON – Kenneth Francis Golding, 93, died at Brooks Memorial Hospital on January 24, 2022, due to COVID 19 complications with family at his side. They were sent off with prayers, songs and memories of happy days.
Kane was born on July 14, 1928, at home in Dunkirk, NY, before the Great Depression, the son of Frank Dexter and Mary (Dekansky) Goulding, the fourth of seven children.
He graduated from Dunkirk High School in 1947. He later served in the Naval Reserve before marrying Mary Jane Schwart in 1949. They had six children together. His many jobs include working for Interstate United in Dunkirk, NY, servicing vending machines at several local factories. He was also a contractor using many of his talents to remodel and build homes in Chautauqua County. He was a jack of all trades. His last job was working for Science Applications International for more than 30 years, working well into his 80s because he loved it. This job took him across the country.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed hunting with his brother, father-in-law, brother-in-law and finally his sons and grandsons. If you knew him, you knew about his adventurous side. Ken ice skating and skis, and, in his youth, he loved to sail on his brother Dick’s boat on Lake Erie in Dunkirk. When he reached the age of 80, he thought he would give sky diving a shot. He likes it. Ken was incredibly funny and sharp minded. His children thought he knew every word of every song. He knew more people than God.
Kane is survived by his children: Lynn (Tim) Wysocki of Brockton, NY, Cynthia (the late Joe), Karn of Dunkirk, NY, Luther Golding of Las Vegas, Nev., and Susan (Matt Milovich) of Bath, NY. 21 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren; And many nieces and nephews. He is further survived by his brother, James (Janine) Golding; and his sister, Mary Ann (the late James) Schnoor.
In addition to his parents, he was died in 1982 by his wife, Mary Jane Schwart. He was also killed by his wives: Anne Brown, Ruth Valint and Sally Pirk, his siblings Richard, Jean, Ralph and Phyllis. He suffered greatly from the loss of his children: Kenneth Peter Golding, Margaret (Alex) Guilin; and great-granddaughter, Tony Gatto.
A Funeral Mass will be called in his honor on Saturday, May 14 at St. Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church, 12 Central Avenue in Brockton NY. There will be no prior meeting.
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Funeral arrangements are being looked after and provided by Morse Funeral Home, 51 Highland Ave., Brockton, NY 14716.
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