Alfred C. Ketchum passed away peacefully on October 13, 2021. He was born on August 27, 1936, in Johnson City, NY. He was predeceased by his parents Vernon and Elleen (Smith) Ketchum, sisters Elleen Russell and Joan Rowlands, and brother Gene Ketchum. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany and was a computer programmer with IBM. Al is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Dora Mae (Swartwood) Ketchum, daughters Michele (Joseph) Lennon, Kelly (Michael) Bates, Jennifer (Kevin) Melocco, son Christopher Ketchum Sr., daughter Elizabeth Kuhns (Michael Miller) brother Berton (Patricia) Ketchum, sister Sharon Ketchum. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He enjoyed golf, long-distance cycling, woodworking, hunting, fly fishing, watching the NY Yankees and Syracuse athletics. He had a knack for creating fun lifelong memories for his family, especially all the kids. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to the West Corners Lions Club 604 Lakeview Drive, Endicott, NY 13760. A celebration of life will be held at New Life Church in Endicott on October 30th with calling hours beginning at 9:30 a.m. and service immediately following at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in Riverhurst Cemetery, Endwell.