CARTHAGE, NY – Kenneth O’Dell, 85, formerly of NYS Route 126, Carthage, passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, at home in Mannsville, under the loving care of his family and Jefferson County Hospice.
Born Nov. 1, 1935, in Watertown, a son of the late Earl and Iva Waggoner O’Dell, he graduated from school in Evans Mills and went on to attend Jefferson Community College. He served in the United States Air Force from 1955 until 1959.
Later, he was employed as a rural carrier with the United States Postal Service in Carthage for 26 years, retiring in 1995. Upon his retirement, he spent the winters in Florida. He was a member of the United Community Church in Carthage.
He married Margaret Hammond on Aug. 20, 1960. She passed away on April 19, 2013. He married Linda Houghton-Snyder on Oct. 11, 2014.
Survivors include his wife, Linda O’Dell, three children; Jan (John) McMahon, Carthage, Holly McAvoy, Carthage and Kelly (Penny) O’Dell, Copenhagen, four stepchildren; Adam (Mary) Snyder, Andrew (Sarah) Snyder, Peggy (Robin) Steele and Annie Snyder. Also surviving are four siblings, Frank O’Dell, Rochester, Raymond O’Dell, Carthage, Roy O’Dell of Mumford and Pearl Piccolo, Cicero, as well as 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Besides his first wife, Margaret, he was predeceased by his son-in-law, John McAvoy and his siblings; Ruth Thompson, Evelyn Ploufe, Gerald O’Dell, Carl O’Dell and Ronnie O’Dell.
Calling hours will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, at the Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc., 500 State St., Carthage, with a funeral service to follow in the Lundy Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roger Mono officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Carthage.
Memorial donations may be made to the United Community Church, 112 N. School St., Carthage, NY 13619.
Online condolences may be made at www.lundyfuneralhome.com.