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Kenneth Karlsson Obituary

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Kenneth Karlsson

Mt. Kisco, New York

July 1, 1966 - August 23, 2015

Kenneth Karlsson Obituary

Kenneth H. Karlsson, 49, of Pittsfield, MA, formerly of Mt. Kisco, NY died unexpectedly on Sunday, August 23, 2015. Kenneth was born on July 1, 1966 in Mariehamn, Finland on the island of Aland. He was predeceased by his parents Sture and Hannele Karlsson who brought him to America as an infant in the fall of his birth year. Kenneth was proud of his Finnish ancestry but was, in fact, fluent in Swedish. He is survived by his sisters Carina Gustafsson of Pittstown, NJ and Linda Bjork of Stephentown, NY as well as four nieces Annika Gustafsson, Emelin Gustafsson, Maja Bjork, Anja Bjork and a nephew, Karl Bjork. Kenneth grew up in Mt.Kisco and attended school at West Patent Elementary and Fox Lane's Middle and High Schools. He graduated with the FLHS class of 1984 and credited one person, an art teacher, with taking him under his wing and getting him through. He was remarkably creative; he particularly enjoyed woodwork and sketching. His other interests included fishing, NASCAR races and old-school cooking inspired by our parents. Kenneth was very handy, and often helped others with repairs to their homes or cars. For years, Kenneth was a lineman for a number of tree removal companies and his work often sent him to other states after storms and natural disasters. It was tough, physical work, often in extreme conditions, wearing a chainsaw hanging from his belt, but he felt rewarded by the travels he experienced and, "Never ate better," than when he was on the road. A life-threatening accident while clearing a tree in 1997 side-lined him and began years of back surgery and spinal care. Kenneth was very knowledgeable about the natural world and was quite a human encyclopedia for everything from birds to bees, flowers and trees, a lesser-known, sensitive side to a big bear of a brother. He was an animal-lover with a particular soft spot for cats. As a child, Kenneth was a New York Mets fan. More recently, he followed and rooted for the Minnesota Vikings, proudly wearing his jersey on game days. Kenneth was a very practical man who advised us of his wishes long ago. As we do our best to honor his memory while respecting his wishes please consider our online fundraiser at http://www.gofundme.com/kennethkarlsson You will be missed, big brother. Celebration of Life Cassidy-Flynn Funeral Home Inc. Sunday, August 30, 2015 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM 288 East Main Street Mount Kisco, NY 10549

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Kenneth H. Karlsson, 49, of Pittsfield, MA, formerly of Mt. Kisco, NY died unexpectedly on Sunday, August 23, 2015. Kenneth was born on July 1, 1966 in Mariehamn, Finland on the island of Aland. He was predeceased by his parents Sture and Hannele Karlsson who brought him to America as an infant in the fall of his birth year. Kenneth was proud of his Finnish ancestry but was, in fact, fluent in Swedish. He is survived by his sisters Carina Gustafsson of Pittstown, NJ and Linda Bjork of Stephentown, NY as well as four nieces Annika Gustafsson, Emelin Gustafsson, Maja Bjork, Anja Bjork and a nephew, Karl Bjork. Kenneth grew up in Mt.Kisco and attended school at West Patent Elementary and Fox Lane's Middle and High Schools. He graduated with the FLHS class of 1984 and credited one person, an art teacher, with taking him under his wing and getting him through. He was remarkably creative; he particularly enjoyed woodwork and sketching. His other interests included fishing, NASCAR races and old-school cooking inspired by our parents. Kenneth was very handy, and often helped others with repairs to their homes or cars. For years, Kenneth was a lineman for a number of tree removal companies and his work often sent him to other states after storms and natural disasters. It was tough, physical work, often in extreme conditions, wearing a chainsaw hanging from his belt, but he felt rewarded by the travels he experienced and, "Never ate better," than when he was on the road. A life-threatening accident while clearing a tree in 1997 side-lined him and began years of back surgery and spinal care. Kenneth was very knowledgeable about the natural world and was quite a human encyclopedia for everything from birds to bees, flowers and trees, a lesser-known, sensitive side to a big bear of a brother. He was an animal-lover with a particular soft spot for cats. As a child, Kenneth was a New York Mets fan. More recently, he followed and rooted for the Minnesota Vikings, proudly wearing his jersey on game days. Kenneth was a very practical man who advised us of his wishes long ago. As we do our best to honor his memory while respecting his wishes please consider our online fundraiser at http://www.gofundme.com/kennethkarlsson You will be missed, big brother. Celebration of Life Cassidy-Flynn Funeral Home Inc. Sunday, August 30, 2015 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM 288 East Main Street Mount Kisco, NY 10549

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Kenneth Karlsson hosted by Cassidy Flynn Funeral Directors.

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