Services planned for Kenneth E. Wimette, Jr., 76

Wimette KennethKenneth E. Wimette Jr., 76, of Durant Rd., Blue Mountain Lake, NY passed away unexpectedly on Thursday October 29, 2015.

Born on July 7, 1939, in Ticonderoga, NY, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Allene (Merrill) Wimette Sr.

Ken attended South Glens Falls High School and graduated in the class of 1958.

In 1958 he entered in to the Navy earning the rank of 2nd class machinist, until his honorable discharge in 1962.

Kenneth was employed with National Grid and worked his way up to become Superin-tendent of Transportation until his retirement in 1999; while with National Grid he attended ACC for business. Later in life he enjoyed working for Raquette Lake Camps.

In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his step father, Wilfred “Pop” James; his brother, Harold Wimette Sr.; and his nephew, Harold Wimette Jr.

Dear Ken, Dad, Popie,

Where do we begin? You were our rock. You encouraged us in everything we did, taught us to work to the best of our ability, to never give up. If someone needed a helping hand, “pizza money”, a shoulder to cry on or words of encouragement- you were there.

Our fondest memories are of our many camping excursions (and those great blueberry pancakes and mountain pies), snowmobiling, hiking, fishing, golfing and your ski trips all over the world

You loved to hunt but over the years that turned into “helping” those same animals survive the cold winter months in the Adirondacks.

You loved to socialize and would strike up a conversation with anyone—hence your nickname “Windy” (and how you loved to repeat a story!)

Your good wit, humor, infectious smile and laugh will long be remembered by all of us that had the pleasure of having known you.

You will be so dearly missed-we love you…

Till we meet again,

Wendy Letis; Erica, Dan and Dominick Cerro; Debbie, Scott; Courtney and Lexi Carter; Lisa, Mark, Chantel and Logan Marino; Karen, Rainer and C.J. Mehalick; Joan and Bruce Crouser; Betty Wimette; as well as many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends, and his beloved four-legged family members.

Friends are invited to a celebration of Ken’s life on Friday November 6, 2015, starting at 4 p.m. at Rainer’s at the Ramada Queensbury, 1 Abbey Ln, Queensbury, NY 12804.

Arrangements are in the care of M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 136 Main St. South Glens Falls, NY 12803. To view Ken’s Book of Memories and to post online condolences please visit our website at

His final resting place will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations in Ken’s name can be made to Community Action food pantry, P.O. Box 726, 6309 NYS Rt. 28-30 Indian Lake, NY 12842 or in lieu of donations “pay it forward” or help someone in need.

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