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GLENFIELD-On April 8, 2014 Wayne G. Kendall lost his brave fight with lung cancer while surrounded by his loving family. Wayne was born April 24, 1942 to George and Dora Sleezer Kendall in St. Johnsville, NY. He worked at various jobs in his early years as a laborer working his way up to a heavy equipment operator and was very proud to become a member of operating engineers local 545. He worked for several contractors on various jobs throughout the years. In 1962, Wayne married Marcia Seeley. The marriage ended in divorce, but Wayne was very proud of his two children from that marriage, David and Karen. In 1981 Wayne went to work for Gallo Brothers of Boonville as a heavy equipment operator and moved on to Rifenburg Construction of Troy when Gallo Brothers was sold to them. He later worked for Tug Hill Construction until his retirement in 2004. On July 31, 1983 Wayne married Paula Tiffany in New Bremen, NY. They worked construction together all over New York State for 20 years. Wayne retired in 2004 but continued to do odd jobs here and there until his illness prevented him from doing so. Wayne especially enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Wayne was proud to become a Great Grandfather in April 2013. He enjoyed spending summer days riding his motorcycle. Wayne is survived by his wife Paula; his son David & Missy, Oriskany, NY; his daughter Karen & Jeff Sitterly, Mohawk, NY; and his step-father Frank Amatangelo, Holland , Michigan. He has 7 grandchildren, Amber & Todd Friedersdorf, Emily Kendall, Stephanie and Toni Towne, Nicholas and Rebecca Souza, and Kaitlin Sitterly; and a great grandson, Vaughn Friedersdorf. Wayne was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Lorraine Philips. Calling hours will be on Saturday, April 12 from 10 am – 2pm with funeral immediately following at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc. at 5702 Waters Rd., Lowville. In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, Friends of Hope at Lewis County General Hospital and Lewis County Humane Society. The service will be followed by Wayne’s Harley leading the pack on a short run to Rusty P’s and ending at Pond Effects for a celebration of Wayne’s life.

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