Eldred—Kenneth J. “Ken” Shelander, 73, of Loop Rd., passed away on Saturday March 26th, 2022) at Roswell Park in Buffalo.
Born October 27th, 1948 in Olean he was a son of Kenneth A. and Mary E. Zink Shelander. On March 16th, 1968 in St. Raphael’s Church in Eldred he married Florence N. Hoke, who preceded him in death on February 15th, 2019.
Mr. Shelander was a 1967 graduate of Otto-Eldred High School and then went on to receive a business degree from the Olean Business Institute in 1968. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War having served in the US Army from 1968 to 1971 including a 1 year deployment in Vietnam.
Ken spent his career employed in the billing department at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.
He was a lifelong member of St. Raphael’s Church in Eldred, as well as the Knights of Columbus and the National Rifle Association. He was an avid outdoorsmen and greatly enjoyed hunting and fishing. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his friends and family.
Surviving are one son, Kenneth M. Shelander of Eldred; two granddaughters, Chelsea (Kyle Mitchell) Shelander of Enfield, Connecticut, and Alyssa (Damen Palmer) Shelander of Duke Center; and one sister, Karen (Kevin) Wible of Erie, Pa; as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and his wife of fifty years, he was preceded in death by his son, Mark A. Shelander and his daughter in law, Kathleen L. Shelander, both on November 20th, 2021.
Friends may call on Tuesday (March 29th, 2022) at the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 pm. A mass of Christian Burial will then be held on Wednesday at 11:00 am at St. Raphael’s Church in Eldred with the Rev. Thomas E. Brown as Celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Raphael’s Cemetery , Eldred.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Raphael’s Altar Rosary Society or to Roswell Park Research.
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