ONEONTA – Kenneth R Stiefel, 93, who retired from the maintenance department at Oneonta City Hall, passed away Monday, July 18, 2016, at Albany Medical Center.
Kenneth was born in Oneonta on Oct. 9, 1922, to Mabel (Moon) and Frederick Stiefel.
He married Esther Coats on Oct. 31, 1953. They raised a family of four children and shared 47 years together before her passing in 2010.
Surviving are his sons Ronald, Raymond, and Terry (Linda), and daughter Deborah; sisters Kathryn, Joyce, and Shirley; brothers Robert, Donald, and Jack; and many grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Also surviving is Cynthia McCarthy, granddaughter and her family who brought much love, joy, and comfort into his life.
Kenneth is predeceased by his parents, wife, and sisters Janet and Daurice; and brothers Fred, Gordon, Norman, Richard, and Lloyd.
There will be a graveside service at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at the Oneonta Plains Cemetery with Kenneth’s son, Pastor Ronald Stiefel, officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Kenneth’s name to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Dr., Oneonta, NY 13820 or the American Cancer Society at 13 Beech St., Johnson City, NY 13790.
Arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.