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December 14, 2013

Roger Lyle MacKay

AMHERST — Roger Lyle MacKay, age 71, of Middleport, entered into rest on Thursday, December 12, 2013, at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. Born May 16, 1942 in Buffalo, Roger was the son of the late Lyle T. and Alice M. (Smith) MacKay.

Roger attended Tonawanda High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1960-1962, in the 1st Armored Division and 1st Cavalry in Korea. He earned Journeyman's status at Niagara Machine and Tool, ending his machinist career with General Motors at Harrison Radiator Division in Lockport in 1995. Roger was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting, bowling, golfing and snowmobiling as a member of the Breezy Riders of Olcott. He was also involved for many years with custom and classic cars as a member of Freewheelers Car Club of Niagara Falls winning many national and local awards. More recent years found him RVing with the Empire Happy Wanderers Camping Club.  Roger lived in the moment enjoying his family and friends. He had a way of making those he met feel very special and his infectious laugh will be remembered by many.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis (Hass) MacKay; daughter, Deborah MacKay Ritz (Marty Weaver) of Lockport; brother, Thomas MacKay of Wilmington, NC; step-daughter, Christine (James) Washak of Medina; and step-son, Kenneth (Jeanne) Anstey of Medina. Roger's grandchildren are  Michael Bouchard, Jamie Washak, Jessica Washak, Benjamin Anstey, Kasey Turrell and Steven Turrell. Great-grandchildren are Eliza Washak and Bentley Radka. Roger was predeceased by his parents and granddaughter, Samantha Bouchard.

Family and friends are invited to attend visitation at the Sherrie-Bream Funeral Home, 4521 Main Street, Gasport on Friday, December 20, 2013, from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2013, at 10:30 AM at the United Methodist Church, 9 Park Avenue, Middleport, NY, with the Reverend James Knapp officiating. Memorials may be given to the United Methodist Church of Middleport or the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

Please sign the guest register at www.sherriebreamfuneralhome.com and leave a condolence for the family.

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