Kenneth Owen Hyatt, 101 years old of Port Henry, passed away August 23, 2021.
He was born April 30th 1920 at his family home on South Moriah Road to Owen and Alta (Whitford) Hyatt.
He graduated from Sherman Collegiate Institute in 1939. He was a logger for Finch Pruyn until he was drafted in 1943. He served in the Army in World War II in the European Theater. He was a Technical Sergeant in the 225th Search Light Battalion until the end of the war. He attended the Bowery School of Barbering in New York City. He returned to the area and married Eleanor L. Rock in 1947. They resided in Port Henry where they raised their 5 children. He was a barber for 70+ years in Port Henry. He cut hair for many generations in the area and beyond.
Ken loved to play his mandolin and you could often stop in the barbershop and listen to him play. He loved his Blue Grass music. He was an avid gardener and hunter. He also enjoyed baking pies and cobblers in his spare time.
He is survived by his five children: Mel (Grace) Hyatt, Dan (Melody) Hyatt, Patrick Hyatt, Mary Anne (Tim) Breeyear and Maria (Ryan) Crossman. His grandchildren: Julie, Jon, Karen, Carly, Colette, Travis, Miranda, Amanda, Tim, Emily, and Hailey. He has 16 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. We would also like to include his special caregiver, Lexi Holman, who we thank dearly.
Ken was predeceased by his wife Eleanor, his parents, and four brothers: Herbert, Wallace, Earl, and Nelson Hyatt.
There will be a graveside service on Saturday, August 28th at 1:00pm at the South Moriah Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Moriah Ambulance Squad.
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