KENNETH L. PHILO II
Glenmont-Kenneth L. Philo II, 77 of Glenmont, beloved husband of Paula (Sacks) Philo, entered into eternal life on Saturday October 3, 2020.
Born in Troy, NY on October 1, 1943, he was the son of the late Kenneth L. and Mary (Carroll) Philo. Ken and Paula were married on December 15, 2005 and together enjoyed 15 years of marriage.
Growing up in South Troy, Ken's true motto was "South Troy Against the World." He graduated from Siena College. He was a Budget Analyst for the New York State Office of Mental Health in Albany for many years before his retirement.
Ken was a loving family man. He thoroughly enjoyed traveling to Ireland and family vacations to Lake George and Maine. He was an independent thinker and did things his own way. He was the one who everyone went to for advice as he was wise and non-judgmental, and truly cared for his family and friends. Ken played golf and was an avid Red Sox's fan. Ken loved politics and could carry on quite a debate.
In addition to his loving wife Paula, he is survived by his cherished daughter Christina Philo, his step-daughter Laura (Chris) Shields and step-son Brian (Doulla) Mertik, his adoring grandson Chase Williams, step-grandchildren Benjamin, Nicholas and Peter Mertik, and Jennifer Shields.
Ken was loving uncle to Mark (Joanne) Caropreso, Marisa Caropreso (Brian) Akley, Angela Esposito (Greg) Tardiff and Laurie Esposito (Howard) Hain.
Ken was predeceased by his daughter Lisa Philo (Corcoran) and son Kenneth L. Philo III.
A Funeral Mass will be held Friday at 10:00 am at St. Pius X Church, 23 Crumitie Road, Loudonville, with the Reverend Michael Farano officiating. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, masks and social distancing will be required at church.
There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations in Ken's memory be made to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, 965 Albany-Shaker Road Latham, NY 12110 or St Pius X School, 23 Crumite Road Loudonville NY 12211.
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