4/18/2015 – Kenneth L. Vergin, Clayton

4/18/2015 – Kenneth L. Vergin, Clayton

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.


  1. Rich Royka Posted

    Vergin Family,

    I am very sorry to hear about Ken’s passing. While I have not seen Ken since High School, I have very fond memories of our times together. I know he has had some difficult times and I hope he is now at peace. My condolences to the family.

  2. Briggs Smith Posted

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. We hope you can find some peace, knowing that Ken is now at rest.

  3. Deb Macsherry Posted

    I was so sad to hear of Ken’s death. I know your heart aches. Please know I am thinking of you and am sending you love. He is at peace.

  4. Chris & nancy Carlisle Posted

    We are sending thoughts and prayers to the family . Will never forget how much he loved and appreciated coming to the island .

  5. Shari Kendall Posted

    I am so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all through this very sad time. Sending you all prayers of peace and strength. May he rest in peace. Xo

  6. Peter & Kathy Brabant Posted

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ken and the entire family. May the memories of love and joyous times give you comfort at this difficult time.

  7. Jim Fisher Posted

    To the entire Vergin Family,

    I am very shocked and saddened to read of Ken’s passing! Viv, please know my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. I have wonderful memories of Ken and your whole family. Our families were always close and your loss hurts us all.

    Jim Fisher,,Palm Coast, Florida

  8. Diane Reff Morinigo Posted

    My condolences to the Vergin family. May good memories help you through this trying and sad time.

  9. Kathleen pond Posted

    We are so very sorry to learn of the death of your son. We send condolences to you and your family and wish every strength to endure is difficult time.

  10. Kathleen pond Posted

    We are so very sorry to learn of the death of your son. We send condolences to you and your family and wish every strength to endure this very difficult time.

  11. Arnie and Ann O'Reilly Posted

    Vivien and family,

    Arnie and I are saddened by the passing of your son. It is very difficult to lose a child, no matter when and we hope that your faith and the love and support of friends and family will bring you some strength at this very sad time. May God bless you all and hold you in the palm of His hand. We will keep you in our prayers.

  12. John Massey Posted

    Vivian and family I am so sorry to hear od Kenny’s pasing I know he will be missed by his family and loved ones who knew kenny. may god bless your family Viv. John masy

  13. Wendy Carpenter Rappold Posted

    Dear Vivian, Was very sorry of your sons death. I know what you are going thru, You have my thoughts and prayers.Wendy

  14. Carolyne Yurack Pace Posted

    We were neighbors down the street. I have so many memories or you and your family and so many vivid memories of Ken. His smile lit up a room and he had a quiet, shining nature to his humor. He always found ways to make others laugh. I haven’t seen him in years and am blown away by the news. I pray for your comfort during this time and the days ahead.
    Sending hugs and prayers over the miles,

  15. Joyce Nicholas Posted

    I’m so sorry to hear about your brother’s death. Sending hugs for you and your mom.

  16. Pat Maxon Posted

    To the Vergin family-Thoughts and Prayers are with you, so sorry to hear of ken’s passing



  17. Debbie Shaffner Posted

    So sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Kenny was one in a million. He was a unique individual who could make you smile. I have many special memories of times spent with him and bear.

  18. Steve LeBlanc Posted

    To the Vergin Family,
    Kenny was the first of the Vergin “K” Kids to enter my classroom; it’s so many years but it seems like just yesterday. I will thinking of you all. Like others before me have mentioned, it was Kenny’s smile and a bit of the Devil shining out of his eyes that will be missed. My sincerest regards to you all.

  19. Sandra Blinn Posted

    I am so very sorry about Ken. I am praying for all of you. I know it has been several months since Ken passed but I also know you are all still grieving. I will always have fond memories of your entire family and all Kens friends there in Clayton. xxox

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