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Kenneth A. Elliott

November 17, 1967 ~ October 27, 2019 (age 51)

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Elliott, Kenneth A.

Bay City, Michigan formerly of Middletown, New York


          Our loving father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Sunday, October 27, 2019. Age 51 years. Kenneth was born on November 17, 1967 in Middletown, New York. While living in New York, Kenneth devoted his life to his career as being a firefighter. He was a well known hometown hero for many brave rescues. After moving to Michigan a few years back, Kenneth went back to school at Central Michigan University to study heating and cooling. He graduated with an associate’s degree and worked around the tri-city area. Kenneth loved his tools; anytime he lent them to someone he made sure it was clean and put back into its proper case. He also had a passion for matchbox cars; he loved to collect them and play with them. He and his children would spend hours on end playing together with matchbox cars. Kenneth enjoyed anything to do with firefighting; it was one of his most favorite passions. Above all, nothing meant more to Kenneth then his family and the time he was able to share with them.


          Left to cherish his memories are his children, Samantha, Chris, Kelly, John, Ruth, Brandon, Keith, Deb, Ken Jr., and Chrisey; step-son, Joe; granddaughter, Adriana; mother, Deborah F. Elliott; longtime partner, Ruth Elliott siblings, Burton Jr., Cheryl (Antquan), Tammy (Robert), Herbert (Kelly), Harry (Sandra), Burton III (Marlena), Robert, John (Sara), Tim (Lauraine), Danny (Lucy), Charles, Krystal, Larry, Mark, and two others in California; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Kenneth is finally reunited with his father, Richard R. Elliott; birth father, Burton Kanoff; brother, Richard Elliott Jr.; cherished grandmother, Stella Keese; grandmothers and grandfathers, Emma and Herbert Kanoff and Peter and Helen Elliott; father-in-law, John Malik; and some nieces and nephews.


          At the request of Kenneth and his family, cremation has taken place and there is going to be a Celebration of Life in his hometown of Middletown, New York in the near future. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial to “Survivors of Suicide”. For online condolences please visit,


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