US Air Force


Theodore D. Kilmer

March 8, 1934 ~ January 3, 2019 (age 84)

Theodore (Ted) Delano Kilmer passed away January 3, 2019 at the age of 84. He was born March 8, 1934 to Arthur and Maude (Bowker) Kilmer on the family farm on Houck Mountain in Walton, NY.   Ted served in the United States Air Force from 1956 to 1960 returning to Walton in 1959 to take Muriel H. Brainerd’s hand in marriage. The couple shared 59 years of marriage with 5 children, 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Muriel, children Muriel Ann (Jeff) Bixler, Ted Kilmer Jr, Janet (Joe) Fleisher, Annette Hinkley, and Kevin (Deirdre DeSantis) Kilmer.  Grandchildren, Nancy, Briana, Aaron, Evan, John, Marlana, Spencer, Janelee and Teddy. Great-grandchildren, Rose, Violet, Jaylee and Daniel. He is also survived by brother Roger (Paulette) Kilmer, sister Betty (Roscoe) Johnston, sister-in-law Millie (Ray) Otten and many nieces and nephews. Brothers Arthur “Ike”, Bill, Bert, Ken, and Jack as well as his parents all predeceased him. Family was the most important part of Ted’s life and he enjoyed rocking children and grandchildren to sleep for many hours throughout his life!  He was a soft spoken man, and devoted husband who enjoyed working on engines as a mechanic as evidenced by the many tractors he owned and the many trips to Gas Up in Gallupville every year. He also enjoyed building windmills after his retirement in 1996 from 17 years at Schoharie County Highway Department.  A memorial service will be held at a later date to be determined by the family.

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