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Kenneth Charles Wilber

October 9, 2019 03:05 pm

Kenneth Charles Wilber of Spencertown, NY. passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2019, he was 91 years young.

Ken was born in Hudson, NY on April 16, 1928, the son of Charles E. Wilber and Myrtle Tipple Wilber. He is predeceased by his loving wife of 68 years Virginia Mae Race Wilber. Educated at the Spencertown Academy for grades one through eight, Ken graduated from Chatham High School, class of 1945. Following graduation, Ken joined the U.S. Marine Corp. and served in China and was later called back for the Korean War. Upon his return, Ken was employed by New York State Electric & Gas, where he served as a chief lineman for 35 years. Ken enjoyed hunting, cutting wood and the home he and Virginia built in Spencertown where they welcomed family and friends with good conversation, hearty meals and delicious desserts throughout the year. Ken Wilber is survived by his sons Richard (Dorothy) Wilber of Raleigh, NC, and Stephen (Carol) Wilber of Spencertown; grandchildren Richard (Meg) Wilber and Kristin Wilber of Raleigh, NC; Jason (Josephinia) Wilber of Greenwich, CT; Greta Wilber of Parkland, Fl and Amanda Wilber of Ghent, NY; his great grandchildren, John, Josh, Kenneth, Madeline and Patrick; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife Virginia, Kenneth is predeceased by his sister Arlene Butler and brother Edwin Wilber.

Calling hours will be Friday, October 11th, 5 to 7pm and funeral services will be Saturday, 10:00am October 12th at the Wenk Funeral Home in Chatham, NY. Immediately following burial at the Spencertown Cemetery, a gathering will be held at the home of Stephen and Carol Wilber on Big Woods Road, Spencertown, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kenneth’s name to the Chatham Rescue Squad . For online condolences, visit