Kenneth A. Sinsabaugh

21 Aug 2019 | 12:19

Kenneth A. Sinsabaugh, a lifetime resident of Warwick, passed away on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, shortly after being diagnosed with lung cancer. He was 61 years old.

Born March 28, 1958, in Warwick to John A. and Theresa C. Sinsabaugh, he was one of four children.

Ken graduated from Warwick Valley High School, Class of 1976. He was a retired sergeant for the N.Y.S. Corrections Department, having worked at Mid-Orange Correctional Facility for 30 years. He was proud of achieving the rank of sergeant and earned the nickname “Sarge” by his peers who worked with him.

He also was a volunteer in the Warwick Fire Department for many years.

Those who knew and loved Kenny (aka “Tigger”) knew that he was a loving, generous-to-a-fault guy who would give you the shirt off his back. He was a humble man and a fun person to be around who enjoyed riding his Harley and fishing in Cape Cod. He was your friend through thick and thin, always willing to lend a hand. There were times in his battle with bipolar disease that he was not himself, but even then he loved us all dearly – and did so until the day he died.

Kenny is survived by his brother, John; two sisters, Nancy Baird and her husband Al Dominguez of Sarasota, Fla., and Terry Mercurio and her husband John of Cape Coral, Fla.; nieces and nephews Jennifer (Steve), Jessica (Mike), Jack (Momo), Joey, Jamie and John-Michael; several grandnieces and grandnephews; godmother/aunt, Jean Cahill of Queens; aunts, Joan Putnam and Rose Egan; and many cousins.

Memorial visitation will be held Sunday, Aug. 25, from 5 to 7 p.m., with a funeral service at 7 p.m. at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Ave., Warwick.

In Kenny’s memory, be a good friend; stick with your friends through the hard times, even when it is hard to do; show them that you care before it’s too late.

Donations may be made to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, 55 E Jackson Blvd, Suite 490Chicago, IL 60604 or online ( or the Lung Cancer Research Foundation, 155 East 55th Street, Suite 6H, New York, NY 10022 or online(

Arrangements were made by Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home. To send an online condolence, visit,