Obituary of Kenneth McCall
Kenneth Ward McCall, age 24, passed away on June 13, 2017 after becoming lost in a vastly wooded area in the town of Diana, NY.
Better known as "Kenny" or "Kenny Boy" to friends and family, he was born in Utica, NY on June 1, 1993 to Arthur J "AJ" and Valerie McCall. He graduated from Lowville Academy in 2012. He was raised in Lowville, NY, but had been living and working in Cortland, NY at McDonalds over the past few years. From an early age, Kenny loved swimming and became a competitive swimmer for the Watertown Blue Sharks, the Turbine Swim Team in Lowville and the Lowville Academy Modified and Varsity Swim Teams. While on the Modified Swim Team, Kenny broke four individual school records and was part of a record breaking relay team. He also played the saxophone and loved skateboarding. After graduating, he enjoyed working, fixing up his car, spending time with family and friends and taking care of his 17 year old dog, Cocoa, who travelled with him everywhere. He is survived by his parents, AJ and Valerie McCall (Chris Sullivan), both of Lowville, NY; two sisters, Nicole (Mike) Brotherton and their children Aubrianna and Blake of Carthage, NY, Noelle McCall (Lee Souva), their daughter Natalee and a niece or nephew (due in May) of Castorland, NY; his paternal grandmother Josephine McCall of Cortland, NY; two aunts Jacie (Pat) Sweeney of Cortland, NY, Linda Monroe of Cortland, NY; an uncle Marty Monroe of South Otselic, NY and several cousins. He was pre deceased by his paternal grandfather Ward L. McCall, his maternal grandparents Victor I. Thayer and Connie Thayer and a nephew Kolton Brotherton. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on December 2, 2017 at St. John's Catholic Church in Lyons Falls, NY at 11 AM with a reception following. A private graveside ceremony will be held for family at St. Mary's Cemetery in Cortland, NY with a gathering following at the Red Dragon in Cortland, NY at a date to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Kenny's memory to the Lewis County Humane Society, the Go Fund Me Fund page created for Kenny https://www.gofundme.com/in-memory-of-kenny-mccall or a charity of choice.