Glenford Kirkey

Obituary of Glenford A. Kirkey

ILION – Mr. Glenford A. “Glen” Kirkey, age 92, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, October 17, 2022, at the Foltsbrook Center in Herkimer. Born on December 25, 1929, Glenford was the son of the late Albert and Nettie (Travis) Kirkey. He was raised and educated in Herkimer and was a graduate from Herkimer High School. Upon completion of his schooling, Glenford proudly served his country in the United States Army National Guard. On August 25, 1951, Glen was married to the former Barbara Bean, and together they shared in a loving and devoted union of 36 years until Barbara’s passing on July 30, 1987. As a hardworking man, Glen was employed by the production department of the Library Bureau in Herkimer. He was also a life member and Past President of the IBEW Local 43. Glen was not only a craftsman by trade but also a skilled carpenter and handyman at home. He was proud to have maintained and kept his own home for over seventy-five years. Glen was a family man who adored his grandchildren and was always there when he was needed. He was also an avid fan of the New York Mets. Glen is survived by his son, Albert Kirkey of North Carolina; his son-in-law, Donald Albin of Ilion; his grandchildren, Carole Fitzer of Ilion, Michele and Harrison Hummel of Ilion, Todd Albin of Ilion, Albert and Dorien Kirkey of New Jersey and Matthew Kirkey of North Carolina; along with numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Barbara, his daughter, Cynthia Albin and his grandson-in-law, Michael Fitzer. Friends and relatives are invited to attend visitation for Glen on Saturday morning, October 22, 2022 from 10:00AM – 11:00AM at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home’s larger location, 4309 Acme Road, Ilion, NY (315) 895-7722. Glen’s funeral service and Celebration of Life will commence on Saturday at 11:00AM at the funeral home, immediately upon the conclusion of visitation, with Elder Ken Palmer officiating. Procession will follow to Armory Hill Cemetery where Glen’s earthly remains will be laid to rest. For those wishing to do so, please consider memorial contributions to the Herkimer County Office of the Aging, Meals on Wheels Program, 109 Mary Street, Suite 109, Herkimer, NY 13350. Glen’s family has entrusted his final wishes to the Enea, Ciaccia and Applegate Funeral Directors. Online notes of sympathy may be left at www.eneafamily.com.
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Saturday
22
October

Calling Hour

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, October 22, 2022
Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home (Frankfort-Ilion)
4309 Acme Rd.
Ilion, New York, United States
(315) 894-8000
Saturday
22
October

Celebration of Life

11:00 am
Saturday, October 22, 2022
Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home (Frankfort-Ilion)
4309 Acme Rd.
Ilion, New York, United States
(315) 894-8000
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