Kenneth C. Varshay, 70, of Hemet, Calif., who had operated a travel agency in Kenmore, died Saturday (Jan. 22, 2000) in a Hemet nursing home after a long illness.
Born in Brooklyn, he came to the Buffalo area with his parents as a child. He was a graduate of Kenmore High School and Brockport State Teachers College. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War.
He taught in the Williamsville schools and worked for the Town of Tonawanda Recreation Department before opening the Travel Store on Delaware Avenue in Kenmore, which he owned and operated with his wife.
In 1979, he moved from the Town of Tonawanda to California, where he was self-employed as a mortgage broker.
He and his wife, the former Muriel Schamberger, were married in 1954.
In addition to his wife, survivors include three daughters, Sheryl L. Mark of Marilla, Michelle Zartarian of Carlsbad, Calif., and Amy McLean of Temecula, Calif.; two sons, Ronald of Temecula and Andrew of Carlsbad; two sisters, Betty Bertsch of Fresno, Calif., and Jean McCabe of Pendleton; and 12 grandchildren.
A graveside memorial service will be held Friday in Hemet.