Kenneth J. Holbrook

DANSVILLE — Kenneth J. Holbrook, 74, passed away early Sunday afternoon (Sept. 6, 2020) at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville, after being transferred from the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Mt. Morris, where he had been a resident for the past few years.

He was born in Dansville on May 9, 1946, a son of the late Robert and Louise (Smith) Holbrook. On March 27, 1969, he was married to Laura Lee Morgan Holbrook, who survives.

Ken was a graduate of Dansville Central School Class of 1964. He went to work at Dansville Press following graduation and was there until it closed. He had also worked at Diamond Packaging in Rochester. He then took his dream job as the Town of North Dansville Historian spending countless hours in the basement going through archives of historical information and sometimes being found sound to sleep in the basement office. He was a member of the Dansville Area Historical Society, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, and a former member of the Phoenix Lodge # 115 of the F&AM. In his free time, he enjoyed woodworking, genealogy, tinkering, helping his neighbors with projects, and repairing antique furniture. Ken’s love of dogs lead him to purchase one at a yard sale and bring it home so it could have a good life.

Surviving in addition to his dear wife Laura are a daughter, Tabitha (Michael) Prinzi of Wayland; two grandchildren, Amber (Kevin) Merring and Nicholas Prinzi; a great-granddaughter, Abigail Louise Merring; a brother, Guy (June) Holbrook of Dansville; a nephew, Douglas Holbrook; a dear Aunt Edna Freeman and many friends.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the Hindle Funeral Home, 271 Main St., Dansville. Online remembrances may be left at

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Hornell Area Humane Society or the American Cancer Society.

Published on September 10, 2020