Lowville, NY ~ Kenneth M. Barbarito, 53, of 7299 Number Four Rd., Lowville, died Thursday, February 14, 2013, at University Hospital in Syracuse following a courageous battle with cancer.
Ken was born on July 17, 1959, in Gouverneur, NY, a son of Albert L. and Pearlie Alice Miller Barbarito. A lifelong resident of the area he was a graduate of Lowville Academy class of 1979.
He was a mechanic by trade and had been employed at the Lowville Farmers Co-Op, Suzuki of North Watertown, Yancey Sales & Service in Lowville and Adirondack Cycle and Snow in Boonville.
Ken had many friends in the area and was always doing things for others especially if they had a vehicle in need of repair.
For fifteen years he was a member of the Valley Snow Travelers. He was a well known snowmobile and motorcycle racer and truck pull participant. He was also a member of Rusty Pâ€™s Pool League for many years.
Surviving are his father Albert of Grieg; a son, David M. Barbarito, of Lowville; four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Albert Dennis Barbarito, of Lowville, Jackie Barbarito, of Virginia, Anthony â€śTonyâ€ť (Kathy) Barbarito, of New Hampshire and Michael (Michelle) Barbarito, of Croghan, and his companion, Diane Taylor, of Glenfield.
A Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 PM Thursday, February 21, 2013, at Scanlon Funeral Home, 9791 Main St., Croghan, with Rev. Daniel L. Chapin, Pastor of St. Stephenâ€™s Church, Croghan, officiating. Interment will be private.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call from 5:00 to 7:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.
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