Kenneth "Sonny Boy" Lashway, 77, of Giroux Road, West Chazy, N.Y., passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at UVHN:CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh. He was born in Altona, N.Y., on Oct. 28, 1939, the son of Frank and Anna (Langivn) Lashway.
Ken graduated from Altona Central School and soon after joined the U.S. Army. He met the love of his life Monika while he was stationed in Germany. They were married Feb. 16, 1962, in Germany. Ken was honorably discharged in 1965 and returned to Altona with Monika. Several years later Ken moved his family to Holyoke, Mass., when he took a job as a Drop Forger with Storm Drop Forge. After retiring from Storm Drop Forge in 1990, Ken and Monica traveled across the United States to places like Florida, Tennessee and California until returning to the North Country.
He was predeceased by his parents and several siblings.
Ken is survived by his wife Monika, three daughters: Gale McElwey of Peru, Tina Depledge and her husband Darren of Florida and Heidi Cayea and her husband Joseph of Lyon Mountain, a son-in-law, Neil McElwey, eight grandchildren: Kourtnee and her husband Casey, Bridgette, Jessica, Alesha, Neil, Darrin Jr., Devin and Meladee, two great-grandchildren: Riley and Sadie, a brother, Francis Menard Lashway and his wife Pat and two sisters: Bernice Bushey and Geraldine Kimbler.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 16, at the Brown Funeral Home in Plattsburgh. A funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. in the Brown Funeral Home Chapel. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, at St. Joseph's Cemetery in West Chazy.
Arrangements are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, N.Y. 12901. (518) 561-3980. Online condolences may be made and memorial candles lit at www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com.
Published on June 15, 2017