Dr. Kenneth W. Bone, who was a surgeon and chief of staff at Wyoming County Community Hospital, died Saturday in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga. He was 86.
Born in Toronto, he moved to Buffalo in 1928 and graduated from Kenmore High School in 1936 and Colgate University in 1940. After completing medical school at the University of Buffalo, he entered the Army Medical Corps during World War II and served in France and in occupied Japan.
Dr. Bone worked at several Buffalo-area hospitals until 1958, when he moved to Warsaw. After serving as hospital chief of staff, he was appointed medical director. He retired in 1986.
A golfer, bowler and tennis player, he was a past president of Silver Lake Country Club and was on the board during the expansion of its golf course to 18 holes. In 1978, he won the club championship.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, the former Dorothy Brunton; three sons, Peter of Redstone, Colo., Dr. Lawrence of Orchard Park and Robert of Skaneateles; a daughter, Ruthanne
Vitagliano of Warsaw; a sister, Margaret Ferris of Austin, Texas; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in United Church of Warsaw, South Main and East Buffalo streets.