Kenneth B. Vosler III, RRT, RPSGT
Kenneth B. Vosler, 71, of Erickson Drive, Bradford, passed away Saturday January 28, 2023, at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo after a recurring battle with cancer.
Born on May 19, 1951, in Marietta, Ohio, he was a son of Kenneth and Imogene (Williams) Vosler, Jr. In 1998, he married Gayle Tantalo, who preceded him in death March 7, 2021.
Ken lived in several towns during his childhood, ultimately graduating from Westwood High School in 1969. He then enrolled at Rider College in New Jersey, majoring in journalism and competing in Division I wrestling. As a freshman, he went on a 23-match winning streak before suffering a severe knee injury in what would be his final competition.
Despite his journalism degree, he started his professional career at Saratoga Hospital, picking up respiratory therapy skills on the job. He accepted a position in 1978 at Westland Hospital in Detroit. In 1980, he accepted a respiratory therapist position at Bradford Regional Medical Center eventually building and Managing the Cardiopulmonary Department.
Ken also delved into Sleep Medicine and was very instrumental in setting up the initial BRMC Sleep Lab as Manager and becoming Registered as well. He assisted in moving the lab up to the BRMC complex but then later stepped down to work as staff RRT prior to retirement.
Away from work, he had many interests. He liked Great Danes; learning about nature; Western, comedy, and action movies; and following the Giants (football and baseball). He was skilled at paint and pen-and-ink drawings, woodworking, and crossword puzzles. He enjoyed making others laugh, especially with his Halloween costumes and numerous pranks that made everyone laugh.
Survivors include his former wife, Nancy Berlin; two children, Kendra (Steve Schiappa) Vosler of Bradford and Adam (Kristina) Vosler of Hinsdale, N.Y.; two sisters, Jan York-Vosler and Mary Lynn (Jim) Johnson of Mason, Ohio; one brother, John Vosler of St. Louis; four grandchildren, Madeline, Jay, Avery, and Elliott; three nieces; and seven nephews and was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
There will be no public visitation per Ken’s wishes. His children will announce a celebration of life for family and friends at a later date.
In lieu of memorials, convince yourself or someone you care about to quit smoking.
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