Kenneth J. Palmer Jr.

January 13, 2021



  • Kenneth J. Palmer Jr. of Callicoon, New York and Sebring, Florida, a retired machinist and
    plant maintenance worker for
    Harding Brothers Manufacturing Elmira, New York died Wednesday January 13, 2021 at the Vitas Hospice in
    Port St. Lucie, Florida.
    He was 79. Son of the late Kenneth Sr. and Mary Margaret Palmer, Ken was born in Matamoras,
    Pennsylvania on November 11, 1941.

    Ken early on lived in Port Jervis, NY but spent most of his youth and adult life up to retirement in Elmira, NY.


    His true home was Callicoon, NY where his father purchased a camp in 1960. Ken became very attached to the area

    calling it “heaven on earth” spending much of his vacation time there and took up residence after he retired.


    Ken made many close friends in Callicoon, NY where he loved to fish, garden, converse with people,

    and walk River Road.

    He had a great respect for wildlife and considered the animals his friends.


    Ken loved going to the Tractor Parade and participated in the River Road race for many years. 


    Ken had a appreciation and interest for the railroad as his Father and Grandfather worked for the Erie Railroad.

    He collected, bought and sold many railroad lanterns over the years. 


    He was loved by many including the Busharts, Randal, Julie, Kendra and Matthew who considered him family. 


    Ken attended faithfully as a member of the congregation at the Holy Cross Church in Callicoon and also was a
    member of the Knights of Columbus. 
    Ken is survived by his sister Gloria McLean of Sebring, Florida and his brother Dr. Richard J. Palmer
    of Fayetteville, Arkansas.
    In addition to his parents, Ken was predeceased by his sister Sylvia Ann Taylor.
    Friends may call on   Thursday January 21, 2021 from 4-7PM  at Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home 
    34 Upper Main Street Callicoon, N.Y. 12723. The funeral mass will be held on Friday January 22, 2021 at 10AM at
    Holy Cross Church Route 97 Callicoon, NY. Due to Covid 19 restrictions everyone must wear a mask and adhere to
    social distancing requirements. 
    Burial will be made in the St. Mary's Cemetery Port Jervis, New York
    Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Cross Church P.O.Box 246 Callicoon, New York 12723
    Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Stewart-Murphy funeral Home Callicoon. To leave a condolence or for
    further information please visit stewartmurphyfh.com845-887-4900

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January 21, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home
34 Upper Main St P.O. Box 185
Callicoon, NY 12723

Funeral Mass
January 22, 2021

10:00 AM
Holy Cross Church
RT 97
Callicoon, NY 12723

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