Kenneth R. Sharadin, Jr.

Kenneth R. Sharadin, Jr. 82, passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Born in West Springfield, Massachusetts on Friday, February 14, 1936, he was the son of Kenneth and Effie Sharadin, Sr most notably of 19 Front St, Ballston Spa.

Ken was a printer by trade. He started his career at the Journal Press in Ballston Spa and later worked for Denton Publications, Acme Press, Saratoga Printing and WSWHE BOCES print shop, retiring in 1999. Ken enjoyed racing and worked the infield at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta.

On September 7, 1957, Ken married Beverley Noyes and they spent 53 wonderful years together, until she passed away in 2010.

Ken was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ballston Spa and in 1977 was a founding member of the Old Stone Church. He was always there to lend a hand at the church and was the “Master flipper” at the pancake suppers.

He was an Explorer, a Boy Scout in Troop 1 and Troop Leader for Troop 26. Ken was a member of the Buckskin Hunt Club for 31 years, and a 40 year member of the Capital District Club of Printing House Craftsmen. He was proud member of the NRA.

Ken was a Mopar enthusiast which included a 1956 Chrysler Town and Country Hemi station wagon and Dodge Omni. He enjoyed traveling, photography, hunting, genealogy, and driving his white “toy” Omni. He was a mentor to all and a loving father and family man.

Ken is survived by his children Mark Sharadin (Cheryl) of Ballston Spa, Mike Sharadin (Bonnie) of Mechanicville, Mary Keroack of Mechanicville and Martha Dietrich (Kim) of Edinburg; grandchildren Monique Harper (Christopher), Jessika McNaughton (Mark), Joshua Dietrich, Travis Keroack, Morgan Sharadin, Shelbie Sharadin, William Sharadin (Chelsea), Jacob Dietrich, and Dakota Sharadin; and 11 great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Marge Whinnery for being a friend/companion to our father, the Home Health Aides and Wesley Health Care Center of Saratoga for the excellent care they provided to him during his stay.

A memorial service will be held 11am Saturday, February 16 at the Old Stone Church, 159 Stone Church Road, Ballston Spa, reception following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Old Stone Church.

Guest Book

Laurie FuPont

So sorry for your loss. Ken was an awesome person. I knew him from Old Stone Church my mom Mrs Flanagan knew him well.

Roberta (Sharadin) Beck, daughter of Don C. Sharadin

I am sorry for your grief at this time. The kindness, the smile and the easy laughter of your father, my cousin, is what we all remember.

Darren, Jane, Jesse Merrill

Our hearts and prayers to Sharadin family at this time of loss.

Teri & Steve, Laurel and Mikayla

We are so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that your parents are back together.
I love you and will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.


Hi Mary and Family,
My deepest sympathy on the passing away of your dad. I met him several times and got on very well with him. He was a Great Man, Friend, Father, Uncle, Granddad and Great Granddad. I will miss his kind smile and a gentle person that he was. He was called home the other morning and without any cause he answered his call and went home to be with our Father and God and also all his family that went before him. They greeted him as did our Father and God and said welcome home my son it is great to see you home again. You had a long and hard journey come and rest.
We will miss him dearly.

My Prayer for Ken:

God of spirits and all flesh,
You trampled death,
You made the devil powerless,
and You gave life to Your world.
Now, O Lord, to the soul of Your servant,
Ken Sharadin, Jr ,
who has fallen asleep,
grant rest in a place of light,
a place of verdure,
and a place of tranquility,
from which pain, sorrow and mourning have fled,
As the good and loving God,
forgive every sin of thought, word or deed he has committed,
There is no one who will live and will not sin,
for You alone are sinless.
Your justice is everlasting justice and Your word is truth.

Gail Askew

God Bless you Ken may you be one of our angels looking down on all of your family.

Terry and Joe Mailloux


Our deepest sympathies to you and your family...may you keep many happy memories near to your heart during this difficult time and know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Terry and Joe Mailloux

Briana Graves

My heart and prayers go out to you all. Ken meant the world to me...he was my mentor, my friend and my part-time "Dad". I wish I could be there on Saturday to give you support.

Dawn Covell

My heart goes out to you all. XOXO

Monique Harper

I love you and miss you so much.

Dianah Robinson

My heart goes out to your family. I remember Ken as one of the kindest men I've met. May he rest in peace. Love to you all.