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Kenneth F. GypsonAugust 19, 2004
North Greenbush Kenneth F. Gypson, 79, died suddenly Thursday, August 19, 2004 at his residence.
Born in Albany, he was the son of the late Lowell H. Gypson and Janet (Dyer) Gypson. He was the loving husband of 56 years to Anne (Gutkowski) Gypson. He had resided in North Greenbush for 45 years and was a graduate of Milne High School in Albany and Pratt Art Institute in New York City.
Mr. Gypson was employed as a Communications Officer for Key Corp. Holding Company in Albany for 10 years, retiring in the late 70's. Prior to that, he worked for the Burlington Daily News, Knickerbocker News and founded the Public Relations Departments at Hudson Valley Community College and Samaritan Hospital.
Ken was a former member of the Kiwanis Club of Troy and a member of the Disabled American Veterans. Active in antique auto circles, he founded the Vermont Automobile Enthusiasts in 1953 and was a past president. A Gypson Trophy is still presented annually. Ken was co-founder and past president of the Automobilists of the Upper Hudson Valley. He was also a member of Atlantic Coast Old Timers, a vintage racing organization and Slow Spokes, a vintage car touring group. He was an Army Infantry veteran of World War II stationed in Italy and North Africa.
Ken had a deep love of music, especially Hawaiian and played several instruments. He actively participated in the Poestenkill jam group.
Survivors in addition to his wife include a son, Kenneth J. Gypson (Nancy) of Poestenkill; a daughter, Karen J. Patton (Daniel) of Brunswick and two grandsons, Joshua and Seth Gypson. He was predeceased by a brother, Lowell Gypson II.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11:00 AM at the Bryce Funeral Home Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy with Rev. Michael White, Pastor of the Eagle Mills Christian Disciples Church, officiating. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Interment Eagle Mills Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to: Disabled American Veterans , PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 Attn: Gift Processing Center.