Obituaries

Raymond D. Kenneson
Died: Oct 17, 2018
Raymond Dale Kenneson, 73, passed away suddenly at home on October 17, 2018. 
Ray, also known as Dale to family and close friends, was born in Waterbury, CT to the late Raymond M. and Pearl Kenneson on August 15, 1945, the day World War II ended.   He graduated from Ward School of Electronics in Hartford in 1966, after which he began a 30 year career at IBM as a field technician and worked his way up to become a computer programmer. He received several awards for his work on the MVS/TSO mail system and  became  a manager of the MVS systems group at the IBM TJ Watson research center in Yorktown Heights before he retired.
Ray moved to Putnam Valley in 1968 with his young family and was active in the community over the past 50 years. He was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church, serving in many capacities over the years, most recently he enjoyed singing in the choir. He had many hobbies including coin collecting, stamp collecting, fishing, woodworking and photography.  In the late 70’s and early 80’s he frequently contributed photos to the now defunct Putnam Valley newspaper, The Community Current, and was often the ‘unofficial photographer’ at many community events.  He was an avid Yankees fan and in recent years rarely missed watching a game on TV.
He leaves behind his wife of 53 years, Linda (Brunetti) Kenneson; two daughters, Joyce Kenneson and Michelle St. John (Mark); two sons, Raymond A. Kenneson and David Kenneson (Desiree); a granddaughter, Emma Frattarola; two sisters Jacqueline Anderson (Bob), Judy Bianca (Paul), several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Roberta Ahrlich (Ronald). 
Everyone who knew Ray, knew he was always cracking jokes, trying to make people laugh. He always took it a pun himself to find good puns. He’d be very happy with an afternoon ‘Celebration of Life’ since he wasn’t a mourning person. 
The family invites everyone who knew Ray to a celebration of his life on Saturday November 17, 2018 at 3pm at Grace United Methodist Church, 337 Peekskill Hollow Rd, Putnam Valley.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 337 Peekskill Hollow Rd, Putnam Valley, NY 10579 or the Putnam Valley Volunteer Ambulance Corp, PO Box 141, Putnam Valley, NY 10579.