Kenneth Arnold Samson (Man) (Poppy), 66, of Johnstown, passed away on April 5, 2014, at the Stratton VA Hospice in Albany, NY.
Kenneth was a graduate of Mayfield Central School. He then enlisted in the Air Force, then the Army National Guard till he retired from the military in 1999.
He was employed at Pan Am Tannery, then Johnstown Knitting Mill and finally PCT in Amsterdam till he retired.
In October of 1973, he married Judy L. Peterson. Kenneth lived for his wife of 40 years, his two daughters and his pride and joy, his granddaughter.
Survivors include his wife, Judy, of Johnstown; his daughter, Christie, of Johnstown; his daughter, Susan (Matthew), of Johnstown; his granddaughter, Mercedes; his mother, Dorothy; his sister, Hope; his sister, Donna; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Earl; and his brother, Ed.
Burial will be Friday, April 11, 2014, at noon at Gerald B.H. Soloman Saratoga National Cemetery with full military honors. After the burial there will be a gathering for family and friends at the Moose Club in Gloversville, NY.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Albany Stratton VA Hospice. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the nurses and doctors at the Albany VA Hospice.