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Ilene Kalem, 1949-2020

Ilene Marie Kalem, 70, of Lake Wales, Florida passed away Thursday, April 23, 2020 at Advent Health Lake Wales.

She was born September 9, 1949 in Gloversville, NY to the late Philip Kalem and Bertha E. (Lamb) Baker; she moved to Lake Wales from New York 32 years ago. She was a retired CNA at The Grove Center.

Ilene is survived by her daughters, Crystal Ambrosino St. Andrews (Robert) of Gloversville, NY, and Melissa Morse of Gloversville, NY; son, Michael Bruse Jr. of Gloversville, NY; sisters, Mary Caputo of Broadalbin, NY, Charlene Slaver Roosevelt (Ken) of Farmington, ME, Kandie Vining (Michael) of Gloversville, NY, and Pennie Dutcher (Allan) of Gloversville, NY; eight grandchildren, Billie Kenyon, Brandon Young, Michael K. Ambrosino, Clarissa Morse, Tiffany Dillenbeck, Matthew Poyfair, Sarah Ambrosino and Emily Ambrosino. She is also survived by eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and cousins.

She was pre-deceased by her father Philip Kalem, and mother Bertha E. (Lamb) Baker. Both of her aunts, Dora Harris and Shirley Marlitt. Her brother in-law Charles Caputo and Nephew Joseph W. Slaver Jr.

Memorial contributions may be made to:In Memory of Ilene Kalem 04/23/2020 New England Donor Services 60 First Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451

No services are scheduled at this time. A Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date.


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