Kenneth R. Cole

Kenneth R. Cole 71, passed away on December 20, 2020. He was born in Schenectady, NY on September 17, 1949 to Homer and Marion Cole. Ken was a bus driver for Galway Schools for many years. He enjoyed working on cars and going to car shows.

He was predeceased by his father Homer. Ken is survived by his mother Marion; sister Deborah Bills (Alan), niece Melissa Bills; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to a calling hour on Monday, December 28 from 4pm to 5pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Social distancing and facemasks are required. A graveside service will be held in the Spring at Briggs Cemetery.

Guest Book

Barbara Jones - Clifton Park

I was saddened to hear about Ken's passing. I knew Kenny from his involvement with the union. He was a very ardent union activist, serving as president of the Galway school district for many years and he participated in many of the union functions as well. We had some very good times together sharing stories and having a laugh. I wanted to come to pay my respects however, I came down with Covid19 at the end of November, and it hung on for a couple of months. I will always remember Ken for his wonderful sense of humor and his dedication to CSEA.

Fly high and rest in peace, you were taken from us much to soon.

Carol Bennett

Marion and sorry to read that Ken passed away. Know that he is at peace and take comfort from that.

Eleanor Bennett Collins

Kenneth was a neighbor of ours for a very long time on Goode Street. He was famous for his love of cars and he was always very good natured just like the rest of his wonderful family. My heartfelt sympathy goes to Marion Debbie and Melissa and the whole family. He was surrounded by much love. God bless.

Jon Smith

Sorry to hear of the loss of your son and brother. So long cousin Kenny.

Ellie McDonough Spensieri

Very sorry for your loss.
Ken was a classmate at Ballston Spa.
I remember him as a polite, quiet, cordial, happy fella.
Ellie Spensieri, Class of 67

Lori Barnes

Mrs Cole, Debbie and family-
I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Lori Barnes

Gail Cole

Dear Marion, Debbie and family,
I was sorry to hear of Ken's passing. The last I saw him was the fall before I moved away. We had a nice chat. I hold you all in my thoughts and prayers and may you find comfort in your memories. ~Gail~

Richard Fallis

I remember Ken when he drove bus I was a teacher that had bus duty. He was always very nice with a hello and a smile.
My sympathies to the family
Pat Fallis

Marie Ahl

Sending my sympathy and prayers

Eddie Bennett

Marion, Debbie and families
So sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. His mannerisms and smile were unmistakable. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. He was always a friend. Blessings, Ed and Lory

Don Wemple Jr.

My thoughts and prayers go to the Cole family. I knew Kenny,Homer and Mrs. Cole from the Mohawk Antique Auto club. Kenny and his family were always cordial to me when I visited them and they always made me feel welcome. Once when I went up to see them I told Kenny about the new bus Niskayuna School purchased for our bus driver Fred Demer's route in 1968. It was a new International Harvester (bus#40). Kenny asked me if I wanted to see her. Yes the well retired bus was in their yard. Brought back many memories of riding in her and my youth when I saw her! Kenny always had a smile when we met. Although it has been many years since I saw him I considered he and his family in high regard. I thank you very much for being friends!Thank you, Don.

Linda Voehringer

To Mrs. Cole and Debbie, sorry to hear the loss of your son and brother. Thinking of you.
Your neighbors
Linda & Olga Voehringer