Kenneth A. Polando, Sr. age 87, of Smock, PA; formerly of Keisterville, PA passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2023. He was born on August 17, 1935 in Keisterville, PA, son of the late Benjamin Polando and Aurora (Gardeni) Polando.
Kenneth is a Knights of Columbus member, a Korean war era veteran of the Air Force, and served veterans over a decade of his working years driving a shuttle bus for veterans to Pittsburgh, PA enabling veteran medical appointment attendance. He also was a steel worker foundry finisher and crane signaler working at Fort Pitt/McKeesport Steelworks for over 28 years. Kenneth was married to Jean (Supensky) Polando for over 59 years. He was an avid sportsman and supporter of wildlife, enjoying hunting and fishing, and a lifelong member of Keisterville Sportsmen’s Club.
Besides his parents, Ken was preceded in death by his brothers Benjamin Jr., Frederick, Peter, Hugh, Sylvester “Doc”; and sisters Amelia and Betty.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 59 years, Jean (Supensky) Polando; his son Kenneth Jr. and companion Jennifer Workman, son Frederick, daughter Christina and companion Ed Gray; his two grandchildren; seven great grand-children; and brothers, Thomas Michael and Martin Thomas; in addition to sisters Aurora Adele and Beverly.
Friends will be received at The Dearth Funeral Home (see www.dearthfh.com), 35 South Mill Street, New Salem, PA 15468 on Thursday, May 18, 2023 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM, and on Friday May 19, 2023 from 9 AM until 10 AM, the time of the Blessing Service. Interment will follow in St. Hedwig Cemetery, Brier Hill PA.
To send flowers
to the family or plant a tree
in memory of Kenneth A. Polando, please visit our floral store.