Mr. Lenny Kettle, age 79, of Salamanca, New York died Sunday, October 9, 2016 at Bradford Regional Medical Center, Bradford, PA.
Born on March 15, 1937 in Buffalo, New York he was the son of the late Leonard and Josephine Billy Kettle. He was married to Suzanne Jones Kettle who predeceased him on April 11, 2016.
He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving on the U.S.S. Intrepid.
Mr. Kettle had been employed by the Seneca Nation of Indians Library. Previously, he had worked at Ethan Allen in Salamanca, and Frewsburg, and the former Salamanca District Hospital.
He was an enrolled member of the Tonawanda Band of Senecas, a member of the Red House Memorial Chapel, and an Elder at Eagle Wings. He was an avid woodworker.
Surviving are: 3 sons, , Todd Kettle, Salamanca, New York, Darryl (Kariann) Kettle, Salamanca, New York, Kip Kettle, Merden Street, Salamanca, New York; 9 grandchildren, Darcy Kettle, Cattaraugus Territory, Marta Kettle, Cattaraugus Territory, Dustin Kettle, Salamanca, NY, Marc Kettle, Jimersontown, Harley Kettle, Salamanca, NY, Caleb Kettle, Salamanca, NY, Austin Kettle, Springville, NY, Summer Kettle, Olcott, NY, Ashlen Kettle, Olcott, NY; several great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Marlene Brooks, Carrollton, NY, Darlene Warnica-Kettle, Buffalo, NY; 2 brothers, Lynn Kettle, Lloyd Kettle, both of Buffalo, NY; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by 2 sons, Mark Kettle, Lenny “Sonny” Kettle, a sister, Joanne Isaac, 3 brothers, Kenny Kettle, Stanley Kettle and Lefty Kettle.
Friends may call at the home of Darryl and Kariann Kettle, 78 School Street, Salamanca, NY on Tuesday after 2:30 and all day Wednesday.
Funeral services will be held in the family home on Thursday at 12 p.m. noon with Bobby Dean, of the Tonawanda Indian Baptist Church, officiating.
Graveside military honors will be conducted by members of the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post #535 and Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post #5296.
Burial will be in Memorial Heights Cemetery, Jimersontown, NY.
E-condolences can be sent to john @ orourke-orourke.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.