Kenneth Lee Vergin, age 52, of Clayton, passed away Wednesday, April 15th. The funeral will be held Wednesday, April 22, at 11am, at the Christ Episcopal Church with Father John Crosswaite officiating. Calling hours will be Tuesday, April 21st, from 5-8pm at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.
Ken was born November 4, 1962, in Sanger, California, son of Donald Vergin and Vivian Simpson. He was a 1981 graduate of the Thousand Islands High School and a 1985 graduate of the University of Maine.
He was a U.S. Border Patrol agent from 1986-1991. For the remaining years of his life he was a self proclaimed Sasquatch hunter.
Ken loved the outdoors and was happiest when on the St. Lawrence River fishing. He was always available for his friends and family and enjoyed opportunities to celebrate together. He loved being on the road and had travelled to all 48 contiguous states, exploring the natural beauty and landscape of the country accompanied by his faithful partner Bear.
Surviving is his mother, Vivian of Clayton; his father Donald of Bonners Ferry, Idaho; siblings Kevin (Carol) of Adelaide, Australia, Kelly (Stacy) of Brockport; Karrie of St. Louis, Mo.; and Kristen of Clayton; Nieces and nephews, Emily and Patrick Scbranck, and Kennedy and Colton Vergin; Godparents Mr. and Mrs. Richard Connor of Leona, Wi.; many loving Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.
Ken was predeceased by his beloved dog, Bear.