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Howard ‘Tyke’ Kenyon Jr.

Howard Kenyon

Mr. Howard “Tyke” Kenyon Jr. passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 23, 2020, at his home in Johnstown.

He was born on September 4, 1943, the son of the late Mr. Howard Kenyon and Mrs. Katherine Jeffords Kenyon of Johnstown. He served his nation faithfully, enlisting in the U.S. Navy where he remained until being discharge in 1967. Tyke was employed by several local businesses before his retirement, most recently working as a peace officer at the Saratoga Race Track, where he retired from in the summer of 2017.

Tyke was married to Ms. Patricia Auspelmyer on August 20, 1967; they spent 52 wonderful years lovingly united.

In addition to his beloved wife Pat, Tyke leaves behind his sisters, Sheila Goderie of Johnstown and Darlene (Bob) Lindsay of Johnstown; as well as several nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Katherine Kenyon.

A private service of remembrance will take place on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. at Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, NY 12010, with the Rev. Neal P. Longe officiating. A private visitation will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will take place at Ferndale Cemetery following services.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tyke’s memory to Alzheimer’s Association Northeastern New York, 4 Pine West Plaza 405, Albany, NY 12205.

To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit Tyke’s online obituary at: brbsfuneral.com.