Kenneth Shorette


MOIRA – With heavy hearts the family of Kenneth C. Shorette, 82, announces his passing on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, at his home with the love of his family at his side. Arrangements are with the Flint Funeral Home, Moira.

Born February 20, 1938, in Brandon, NY, he was the son of Floyd A. & Leona M. (Lamica) Shorette. He attended Brushton-Moira School.

On July 22, 1957, Kenneth enlisted into the United States Army. During his enlistment he obtained his GED. He was honorably discharged on July 21, 1960.

Kenneth united into marriage with Wanda Knights at the Wingdale Methodist Church with the Rev. A. Donald Hodges presiding, a union that celebrated 60 years of togetherness. Relocating back to the North Country in 1967, Kenneth worked for Alcoa, working in various departments within the plant until his retirement.

From 1970 – 1980, he owned and operated the Pleasant View Bar along with owning numerous rentals throughout the Brushton area. He enjoyed ATVs, camping, riding his Spider motorcycle, attending stock car races, volunteering at the Brushton-Moira Food Pantry, and for 10 years he was a member of Moira Volunteer Fire and Rescue. He was a member of the Brushton-Moira American Legion Post -939 and recently received the Legionnaire Award.

Treasured memories will be forever in the hearts of his wife, Wanda, his children Ricky and his wife, Vanessa Shorette, of Frankfort, NY, and Connie Shorette of Brushton. He is also survived by two grandsons, Ricky Shorette II of Cortland and Austin Mayville of Brushton.

Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his siblings Iva Rehome, Donald Shorette and Holly Shorette.

A graveside service will be held Thursday,Oct 8, 2020, at 1 p.m. at the Stevens Cemetery, Brandon. Due to the current health care regulations, social distancing and facial masks will be encouraged.

Memorial contributions in Kenneth’s honor may be made to the American Legion Post - 939.

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