Pulver, Kenneth C. BRADENTON, Fla. Kenneth Charles Pulver, Jr., age 72, lost his battle with Amyloidosis on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at Tidewell Hospice House in Bradenton. Born on November 18, 1943, he was the son of Kenneth Charles Pulver, Sr. and Lois Edna (Conerty) Pulver. Ken joined the Air Force in 1961 and most of his active duty was spent stationed in Germany. He graduated cum laude from Siena College in 1968. He immediately went to work for Albany International, at the corporate offices in Menands. His career with Albany International spanned 40 years and during those years he worked in the Appleton, WI division, Glens Falls, and Albany. He served on many not-for-profit boards including Albany Sponsor a Scholar, Albany Junior Achievement, the U.S. Championship Foundation, the Glens Falls YMCA, Russell Sage College and the Adirondack Stampede Rodeo. He was involved in PIMA and TAPPI and served as an advisor for curriculum and strategy development at Union College and RPI. His latest involvement was serving as a volunteer and board member on Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy (Smart) in Bradenton. Using his love for horses and his business skills, he spent many hours helping the organization thrive. In 1990, he and friend, Jim Marshall took up team roping as a hobby. From that friendship and partnership, the Adirondack Stampede Charity Rodeo was born. Over the years, the Stampede gave away all the proceeds to local charities in the Glens Falls area. He retired from team roping in 2006. After retiring from Albany International in 2008, Ken became a resident of Florida, but spent his summers in Glens Falls. He loved golf and was happy to have had two holes-in-one in the same year. Ken was a friend to everyone and a true gentleman with a positive attitude who never complained. He was proud of his children and loved being "Poppy" to his grandchildren. He was a happy man that loved being outside with the horses, mowing grass on a tractor, playing a round of golf with his buddies and son-in-law, or just playing with his grandchildren. With his quiet spirit he made an impact on everyone he met. Survivors include his beloved wife, Carol Ross Pulver; daughter, Leslie Ann Pulver (Damian) D'Angelico; son, Kenneth Charles (Jennifer) Pulver III; grandchildren, Mia and Melina D'Angelico and Eleanor and Ross Pulver; sister, Patricia Pulver (Gerald) Spillane and several dear nieces and nephews. -