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Kenneth J. Govenettio, a retired millwright and auto mechanic, died Sunday (Jan. 23, 2000) in Roswell Park Cancer Institute. The Derby resident was 54.

Born in Lackawanna, he grew up in Woodlawn and was a 1963 graduate of Frontier Central High School. He had a 22-year-career at Bethlehem Steel Corp. and retired as an "A" millwright in 1988.

He was known as an excellent auto mechanic and draftsman and readily lent his expertise and problem-solving ability to family and friends. He had a deep interest in world affairs and loved NASCAR auto racing.

Survivors include his wife of 23 years, the forme Teresa Ronayne; three sons, Kenneth M. of Watertown, Karl E. of the Town of Boston and Michael A. of Derby; a daughter, Sherrie A. Lee of Clearwater, Fla.; three brothers, Dominic of Derby, John of South Carolina and Leonard of Orchard Park; six sisters, Anna of Blasdell, Dorothy of Buffalo, Marie Grace of Hamburg, Nancy Kresconko of Woodlawn, Kathleen Brown of Blasdell and Theresa Larson of Angola; and a granddaughter.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Vincent's Catholic Church, 2050 S. Creek Road, North Evans.


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