Kenneth R. Stutzke III, 36, of Broadalbin, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York after a long battle with cancer surrounded by his loving family.
Born August 9, 1979, in Amsterdam, NY, he was the son of Kenneth R. Jr. and Denise Gaudio Stutzke.
Kenneth was a 1997 graduate of Broadalbin-Perth High School. He worked with his father, Kenneth Jr., as a truck driver for the family business, Ken & Sons Trucking in Broadalbin for many years. Ken enjoyed taking his 2001 bright yellow Chevy Corvette out for a spin or going for a ride with his father on their Harleys. If they weren’t on their bikes, you could always find the Stutzke men in the garage working on a project together. Ken enjoyed many outdoor activities such as ice fishing, boating, going swimming with his son Austin and racing four wheelers. He enjoyed a good game of poker, Texas holdem and his brother Louie taught Ken the finer points of how to always come out on top playing a game of craps. During football season Ken was a loyal and devoted fan of the New York Jets. Ken’s determination and fighting spirit will be greatly missed by his beloved family and many friends.
Survivors include his beloved companion and wife, Anna Stutzke of Broadalbin; son, Austin James Stutzke of Broadalbin; father, Kenneth R. Stutzke Jr. of Broadalbin; mother, Denise Gaudio Stutzke of Perth; brother, Louie Stutzke (Nancy) of Mayfield; aunt, Linda Stutzke of Perth; favorite uncle, Robert Austin of Broadalbin; father-in-law, Audie Lynn Long of Knoxville, TN; step-mother-in-law, Elizabeth Long of Knoxville, TN; sister-in-law, Natasha Lynn Long of Knoxville, TN; and best friends, Frank Dumblewski of Perth and James Uhlinger Sr. of Sag Harbor, NY.
Calling hours for Kenneth will be offered on Monday, April 18, 2016, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Jeffords & Stewart Funeral Home, 85 W. Main Street, Broadalbin. Burial at Perth Cemetery will be private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Kenneth’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeffords & Stewart Funeral Home, Broadalbin. Online condolences for the Stutzke family are available at www.brbsfuneral.com.