Thursday, 15 July 2021 14:06

Kenneth R. Sunshine



SARATOGA SPRINGS — Kenneth R. Sunshine, 85, resident of Saratoga Springs, passed away on July 4, 2021. 

Born in New York City on March 6, 1936, he was the son of the late Solomon and Rita (Shattenkirk) Sunshine. On December 9, 1989, he was married to E. June Sunshine and the two resided in Long Island, Saratoga Springs and Stuart, FL.

Kenny was appointed to the FDNY on October 10, 1959. During his career he was assigned to Engine- 269, Ladder- 146, Ladder-106 and the 31st Battalion. On March 16, 1991, he retired as Battalion Chief after 32 years of service. He was a member of the Loyal order of Moose, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Knights of Columbus, FDNY Florida Retirees of Martin/St. Lucie Division and the FDNY Uniformed Fire Officers Association.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, E. June Sunshine; his daughter, Lorraine Sunshine Pierre and her husband, Joseph Pierre; stepson, Kenneth Burke; stepdaughter, Kim Berry; his sister, Lorraine Backer; grandchildren, Christopher Pierre and his wife, Nikki, Steven Pierre, Brendan and Meghan Berry; great-grandchildren, Logan and Alex Pierre; as well as his nephew, Frank Backer and his niece, Lorraine Backer.

Visitation was held on Monday, July 12, 2021 at the William J. Burke & Sons/ Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Home, 628 N. Broadway in Saratoga Springs. A funeral home service was held immediately following with a burial in the family plot in St. Peter’s Cemetery, West. Ave.

The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors and Saratoga Hospital for their loving care of their loved one.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to NY Firefighters Burn Center Foundation, 21 Ash Loop, Bronx, NY 10475.

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