Kenton Scott McGregor of Chester, N.Y., dies at age 60

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Kenton Scott McGregor, of Chester, N.Y., died Sunday, Jan. 6, at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 60.

Son of Juliet S. McGregor and the late William C. McGregor, he was born March 28, 1958, in Elmhurst, Illinois. He was a 1976 graduate of Roy. C. Ketcham High School.

Kent was a handyman and founder/musician with the bands, Perfect Heller and the Fatalitees. He previously worked for 10 years as an engineering technician on the microchip manufacturing line at IBM East Fishkill. Kent could fix anything, from antique plumbing and electric systems to guitars and amps, or talk you through a simple repair over the telephone. He will be remembered for his keen intellect, kindness, curiosity, and ever-present gap-toothed grin.

Surviving him are his wife, Dawn Vandervloed, son, Dutch S. McGregor, and daughter, Joliet O. McGregor, all at home; mother, Juliet S. McGregor of Wappingers Falls, N.Y.; father- and mother-in-law, Neil and Josephine Vanderloed of Monroe, N.Y.; brother, Christopher S. McGregor of Warren, Ohio; sister Karen P. McGregor of Rochester, N.Y.; brother- and sister-in-law, Neil and Michelle Vandervloed of Seattle, Wash.; one uncle, two aunts, four nephews, one niece, and many cousins.

A Scottish wake will be held on Sunday, March 31, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Blooming Hill Farm, Monroe, N.Y. Details can be found on Kent's CaringBridge journal page: Flowers are welcome as are donations to

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