Kenneth J. Saltis, 87, of Red Hook, NY, passed away on Sunday, May 7th, 2017 at the Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Born on March 5, 1930, in Lorain, OH, he was the son of the late Charles and Louise (Mucha) Saltis. Ken attended the Polish Nativity Primary School in Lorain, OH, and graduated, with honors, from Lorain High School.
He served in the United States Air Force from 1948 to 1952, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Kenneth married Dolores Berens in 1954 in Lorain, OH, and she survives at home in Red Hook.
For many years, Ken worked as an engineer with IBM at numerous location around the county and retiring in 1988 from the Poughkeepsie plant.
He was a longtime communicant of St. Christopher's Church in Red Hook. Previously he was active in his local little league and Elks club, however his lifelong passion was for the Ohio State "Buckeye" football team.
In addition to his loving wife of over 62 years, he is survived by his children; Larry Saltis of Germantown, NY, Gary (Joan) Saltis of Keene, NH, and Sharon (Tom) Lockwood of Jericho, VT; his grandchildren, Nick, Chris, Michelle, Brad, Stephen, Nicole, Kevin, Lauren, and William; his great grandchildren, Hailey, and Sylvie; along with extended family and friends.
Ken was predeceased by his son, Gerold K. Saltis on April 4, 1996; his sister, Sylvia Paxton, and a brother, Robert Saltis.
Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Homes on Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 4 to 7 pm.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, May 12, 2017 at St. Christopher's Church, Red Hook. Father Patrick Buckley will officiate. Burial will be at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Red Hook.
Memorial donations may be made in Kenneth's memory to the St. Christopher's Church, 7411 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571 or to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942, www/stjude.org/memorial.
Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
For directions, or to sign the online guest book, please visit www.Burnett-White.com.