-Kenneth M Watrous JR (1950-2021) Of Poestenkill died of a heart attack unexpectedly at his home on August 22, 2021. He was born in New Haven Ct. on June 6, 1950, and was the son of the late Kenneth and Joan Gustafson Watrous. He is survived by his wife Leiala (Lee) Beckner, his brother Mark Watrous of Florida and his sister Susan (Ronald) Bouchard of Petersburg.
Kenny lived in Killingworth Ct until moving to Petersburg, NY in 1959. He was a graduate of Berlin Central High School in 1969. After Graduation he attended HVCC and earned his certification in welding. He joined the US Army in 1971 and served in Berlin, Germany. After his return he joined the Teamsters Local 294. He worked for CD Perry and sons and Perry Farms where he met his wife and best friend. Kenny had a family history of logging and saw dust in his blood so he and his wife started the firewood business known as "Wood Ya?" based out of South Troy which they ran for 20 years. Kenny and Lee were and still are fondly known as Mr. and Mrs. "Wood Ya?" Along with their business they worked as truck and equipment mechanics for Interstate Commodities for 15 years till the company downsized. Then Kenny and Lee went to work as heavy truck mechanics for Sunny Side Garage and retired from there in 2016. Kenny and Lee worked, lived and played together side by side 24/7,365 for 33 years until God called him to leave this temporary home for his eternal life in heaven with Jesus. He met up with all their fur kids at the rainbow bridge where they'll wait for Lee. He always said death was not an ending, it's a sending. "Ya gotta love like there's no such thing as a broken heart"
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Operation Snips; 195 2nd Street; Troy, NY 12180. Operation Snips is a not for profit feral cat rescue organization which is close to Kenny and Lee's hearts. They adopted their current fur kids Turbo, and Charger from this organization and they thank you for your support.
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