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Kenneth D. Light

Born: Fri., Apr. 8, 1938
Died: Fri., Mar. 20, 2020


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Kenneth D. Light, Sr., 81 of Camden, NY passed away Friday March 20, 2020 peacefully at his home. He was born April 8, 1938 in Redfield, NY a son of Royal & Nora Morris Light and was a lifelong resident of the Camden area.  Ken previously served with the U.S. National Guard. On July 19, 1958 he married the former Rose Kelley in Camden, NY. Rose passed away Sept 23, 1994. He then married the former Cynthia Yager in Redfield, NY on June 1, 2002. Ken worked for multiple car dealerships from 1958-1970 including Carbone’s and Walter’s Chevrolet before opening his own business, Camden Auto Service which specialized in auto repairs and a Polaris dealership from 1970 until his retirement in 2010.
He had a love for flying and earned his pilot license in 1985. He enjoyed flying his Cessna Cardinal 177. He was a member of the EAA Chapter 486 in Oswego County. He was extremely proud of reaching the milestone of flying over 300 young Eagle Scout recipients. He also had a love for cars, especially his 1970 Oldsmobile 442. He was an avid race car fan and enjoyed serving as the crew chief for Todd Gordon and loved following Todd’s career and success in NASCAR. Ken also enjoyed snowmobiling trips with his close Osceola lunch friends and was a member of the T.C. Riders Snowmobile Club.
Surviving are his wife Cindy, three daughters, Maureen, Karin and Kalin, two sons, Ken Light, Jr and Kevin Light, three step daughters, Kitty Turk, Stephanie & Mike Kowalski and Crystal & Marc Woodcock and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He cherished his time spent with his special grandchildren; Landyn, Jaxon, Hudsyn and Kyla ‘Sweetie Pie’. Also surviving are a brother, David & Frances ‘Cookie’ Light and several nieces & nephews.
Due to the Corona Virus Pandemic guidelines, Funeral services under the direction of LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., Camden, NY will be private, there will be no calling hours. Interment St. Johns Cemetery. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Mike Willson and Benson Cook along with Hospice & Palliative Care for the care and concern shown to Kenneth and his family. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Camden Ambulance.

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Alfreda Buckingham
   Posted Fri March 20, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss, sending thoughts and prayers to Ken's family.

Linda Balderacchi
   Posted Fri March 20, 2020
So sorry for your loss....

Anita M. (Lockhart) Spainhower
   Posted Fri March 20, 2020
To Ken Light Jr. and other members of the family. I was sorry to learn of the loss of your Dad. Light's shop was one of go-to places for parts. Even felt like family. Sending prayers of comfort to you all. Anita Phelps Lockhart Spainhower (Paul's Mom).

Karen and Jeff Walker
   Posted Fri March 20, 2020
We are so sorry to hear of your family’s loss! Ken was a shining light in our town of Camden! He always had a smile when we went into his shop for whatever reason it happened to be. He will be missed.
Sincerely, Karen and Jeff Walker

Cheryl and Kevin whalen
   Posted Sat March 21, 2020
Ken jr,sorry for you and your families loss .

Gary & Carol VanRiper
   Posted Sat March 21, 2020
So sorry, Ken! Had many great conversations with your dad back when we had our newspaper. Prayers for you and your family.

John Sidoran
   Posted Sat March 21, 2020
Ken was always happy to stop and talk over the years and share new ideas. An icon in our history. Sid-0

Donnelly & Sue Parker
   Posted Sat March 21, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

D.J. Rose
   Posted Sat March 21, 2020
My condolences to the family. Ken was a great man who was always fair to me . I thoroughly respected him in the years I knew him. May peace be with you.

Mark Hannay
   Posted Sat March 21, 2020
Mo, JR, Karen, Kevin and Kalin.

I am so very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you all. Hugs to you all.

William Cook
   Posted Sat March 21, 2020
So sorry for your loss Ken was a fine man and always friendly to me when I came to the store he will be missed

Maureen mohr
   Posted Sun March 22, 2020
By dad, love you, sorry I can’t be there in person. Love, Maureen

Maureen Mohr
   Posted Sun March 22, 2020

Softness and Love was sent by The Light Children, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. .

Rest In Peace Dad, grandpa and great grandpa, we loved you and will miss you very much. Love, JR, Karen, Chelsea and Ken 111 Light, Maureen, Mike, Andrew, Kevin, Keith, Kandy, Alexis and Emily Mohr, Karin, Mike, Beverly, Aaron, and Brian Mathis, Rebecca, David and Elora Bonds, Kevin, LeeAnn and Rachel Light, Lauren and Max Smith, Kalin, Nick, Rose, Natasha and Nico Kory.


Pamela Ann Morris Oborn
   Posted Sun March 22, 2020
Our cousin Joan notify me today of Kenneth's passing. Please know our love and care are with you. He is my oldest cousin. I'm sure his mom and dad and grandma and grandpa and my mom and dad are all happy to see him and they're having a joyous celebration on the other side of the veil. Have peace in knowing he is with them now.

Mike & Lisa (Koleski) Hale
   Posted Sun March 22, 2020
We are so sorry to hear about your loss, sending prayers and hugs for your family at this difficult time.🙏💗

The Hannay Family
   Posted Sun March 22, 2020
Mo, JR, Karin, Kevin and Kalin,

We are all so very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. We will continue to keep you all in our thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks ahead.

Pat, Alice, Bob and Mark

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