Kenneth George Jalet, 75, passed away on March 13, 2015 in Naples, Fl., after a brief illness with his loving family by his side.
Kenneth was born on May 16. 1939 to the late Raymond and Lucille Jalet in Albany. He graduated from Troy High School and Albany Business College, he proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corp. honorably discharged, Ken was on the Albany Fire Department for 25 years until his retirement in 1985, he retired as a lieutenant. Ken is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 54 years Antonia (Safaras) Jalet, his beloved children; Kenneth Jalet, Jr, William Jalet, Lisa Jalet, all of Troy and Lori (James) Polito of Naples, Florida, his 3 grandchildren, Kenneth T. Jalet of Phoenix, Az., Tonia Jalet (her fiancé John Gallop) of Virginia and Savannah Jalet of Troy, his sisters, Ruth LaBelle of Delmar and Marie Addario of Albany, also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Ken will be greatly missed by his family and friends, including his neighbors, Jack, Nina, Jody and Julia Rogers, along with his best friends, Bill and Sue French and Mario and Ida Bucciero as he always enjoyed their company.
Kens passions included visits with his grandchildren and special dinners together, along with playing cards, sharing jokes with the family, he also enjoyed Tuesday morning breakfast with his fellow retired firefighters and was a longtime member of the Elks Lodge #141, 134 N. Greenbush Road, Troy, NY 12180. His hobbies include working with stained glass, playing guitar, reading history books, watching old time movies and playing chess and cards with family and friends.
Family and friends are invited to a funeral mass at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Sacred Heart Church, 310 Spring Avenue, Troy. Private burial will be at St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands on Monday, March 23, 2015. There will be no calling hours.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations in memory of Ken to Hospice Services Avow, 1095 Whipporwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105.
To light a candle and offer words of condolences please visit www.mcloughlinmason.com.
Saturday, March 21st, 2015, 10:00am, Sacred Heart Church
St. Agnes Cemetery