Kenneth Gail Sleight

Male 1933 - 1968  (35 years)


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  • Name Kenneth Gail Sleight 
    Born 11 May 1933  Rochester, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service Abt 1952 
    Korean War (US)
    US Army - Cpl., Co. A, 714 Eng 
    Died 03 Jul 1968  Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Honeoye Falls Cemetery, Mendon, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
      Rochester, Monroe County, New York.
      Sunday, July 7, 1968

      Suddenly July 3, 1968, Kenneth Gale Sleight, his wife Sylvia, their son John, and daughter, Margaret Lynn, all of Corby Rd.. Lima N.Y. Mr. Sleight is survived by one daughter Susan Hope, one son, Kenneth Leonard, his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Sleight of Honeoye Falls, his sister, Mrs. Amerilis Shellman of W. Bloomfleld, his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Sleight of Port Orange, Florida, also nieces and nephews. Mrs. Sleight is also survived by one daughter, Susan Hope, one son, Kenneth Leonard; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Steffen of Honeoye Falls, one sister, Mrs. Janet Lautner; one brother, William Steffen of Honeoye Falls, also nieces and nephews.

      Friends may call at the O'Conneil Funeral Home, 2041 Lake Ave., Lima, Monday afternoon and evening 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Tuesday in the Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Interment, Honeoye Falls Cemetery.

    • The Batavia Daily News
      Batavia, Genesee County, New York.
      Tuesday, July 9, 1968

      Poor Weather Possible Cause Of Plane Crash

      BRISTOL CENTER, N.Y. (AP) — A Federal Aviation Agency spokesman says poor weather was probably the cause of a plane crash that has taken the lives of four members of a Honeoye Falls family.

      The wreckage of the single engine private airplane was found Saturday near here, about 15 miles from its takeoff point, after a four day search. Gale Sleight, 35, his wife Sylvia and two of their four children, John, 10, and Lynne, 9, died in the crash. There were no survivors.

      Lt. Col. Charles Dickerhoff of the Civil Air Patrol in Rochester said the Sleight’s plane struck a hill-side near the Bristol Mountain ski resort.

      Sleight, a building contractor, took off from Honeoye Falls early Wednesday morning for a flight to St. Augustine, Fla. The search began when he failed to make periodic radio checks along the route.
    Person ID I21855  OurNorthernRoots
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2020 

    Father Leonard Francis Sleight,   b. 10 Mar 1912, North Bloomfield, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 2001  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Helen B. Dedee,   b. 12 Dec 1912,   d. 24 May 2015  (Age 102 years) 
    Family ID F10079  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sylvia Steffen,   b. 11 Nov 1933,   d. 03 Jul 1968, Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Children 
     1. Margaret Lynne Sleight,   b. 01 Aug 1955,   d. 03 Jul 1968, Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)
     2. John Charles Sleight,   b. 12 Sep 1958,   d. 03 Jul 1968, Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 9 years)
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    Last Modified 8 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F6231  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 May 1933 - Rochester, Monroe Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 03 Jul 1968 - Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Honeoye Falls Cemetery, Mendon, Monroe Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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