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Kenneth A. Payne, 84 years old, passed away on May 14, 2016 at Niagara Hospice House in Lockport. He was born in Punxsutawney, PA on January 1, 1932, the son of the late Earl and Nellie (Hobba) Payne.
Mr. Payne attended schools in Pennsylvania and moved to Niagara Falls in 1952. He worked as a chemical operator in the Research Department at Hooker Chemical Corp. and Occidental Petroleum for 38 years and retired in 1992. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and attending classic car shows. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandson, Fabrizio, who was his pride and joy.
Mr. Payne was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy 'Dottie' (Frantz) Payne, who passed away on November 10, 2010. He is survived by his sons, Steven Payne and Thomas Payne, both of Niagara Falls; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Theola Amundson; and his daughter-in-law, Darlene Payne. He was predeceased by his son, Kenneth Payne; grandson, Robert Payne; three brothers and two sisters.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 4-7 PM at the LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 356 Portage Road. Flowers are greatfully declined. Interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lewiston, NY.
Published on May 15, 2016
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