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 www.RoyceChedzoy.com