Date of Birth July 12, 1935
Date Deceased May 17, 2024
Hometown Hammondsport
Home State N.Y.
Service Date July 13, 2024
Service Time 2-4 p.m.
Service Location Hammondsport Central School Auditorium
Interment Location Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Hammondsport

Kenneth Amilel Anderson

HAMMONDSPORT – Kenneth Amiel Anderson, 88, of West Lake Road, Hammondsport, New York passed away peacefully on May 17, 2024.

Ken was born in Bradford Pennsylvania to Lillian and Kenneth Anderson, Sr on 12 July 1935.  He went to school at Bradford Area High School (’53) where he met and later married his high school sweetheart Nan LaBorde on August 24, 1957.  Ken received an Associate of Arts degree from Paul Smith’s College (’56), a bachelor’s degree in physical education (minor in Biology) from St. Lawrence University (’58), and a Master of Science in Education from Alfred University (’65). Ken competed in baseball and was captain of the Ski Team at St. Lawrence.  Ken also completed post graduate courses at Bethany College (West Virginia), Howard University (Washington, DC), Capital University (Columbus, OH), Cornell University (Ithaca, NY), St. Bonaventure University (Allegany, NY) and SUNY Cortland.

Ken became a licensed instructor for radiation monitoring in Steuben County with the Civil Defense Program.  Ken worked as a teacher for 34 years in the Science Department at Hammondsport Central School.  While at the school, Ken was a baseball coach and started programs in Gymnastics and the Ski Club.  In 1986 Ken was honored by the Greek Peak Ski Resort and inducted into the Program Advisor Hall of Fame by being “recognized for helping to introduce thousands of people to the sport of skiing.”  Most of all Ken enjoyed the comradery of fellow ski club advisors.

Throughout his time in Hammondsport Ken enjoyed hobbies of scuba diving, tennis, sailing, swimming and skiing.  He enjoyed activities on the lake with his grandchildren but especially enjoyed time with his beloved wife, Nan.

Ken is preceded in death by his parents, sister Connie (Robert) Weekly, brother Larry (Yoko) Anderson, and wife Nan.

Ken is survived by his daughter Terry Anderson of Sarasota, FL, son Michael (Kathy) Anderson of Berwyn, PA and son David (Barb) Anderson of Half Moon Bay, CA; seven grandchildren: James, Harrison, Chandra, Phillip, Mark, Luke and Eric.

A memorial service will take place from 2-4 Saturday (JULY 13, 2024) at the Hammondsport Central School auditorium. Interment will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Hammondsport.

The Bishop & DeSanto Funeral Home, 35 Main St., HAMMONDSPORT is honored to assist Ken’s family with the arrangements.


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  1. SorryI to hear of Ken’s (Beebe) passing. Ken and Nan were my classmates and friends during high school years, graduating together in 1953. I will always remember the summers spent on Interstate Parkway playing tennis, basketball and baseball with Ken, a very competitive and would be a great excellent athelete. Many great memories. I will always remember Nan as a beautiful person both inside and out. She and Ken were a perfect match and compemented each other. May they both rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are for Ken, Nan and the great Family.

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