Rochester, NY – May 6, 2020 at age 68
April is predeceased by her mother Bettie Gordon, father Harold, sisters Diane Partridge, Dale Strong, Donna Blair and Cindy Newman.
She is survived by her wife, Sharon (Jeter), siblings Aaron (Ellen), Stewart, Connie (David Miller) Robin Barge and Mark; a number of nieces and nephews as well as grand-nieces and nephews, and other loving extended family and friends.
April was a 1970 Graduate of Bloomfield High School. She retired in 2012 from Harris Corporation in Rochester NY where she was employed in the calibration lab for close to 40 years.
April was an avid hiker and was familiar with both urban and rural trails in the Rochester and Finger Lakes areas. She loved music of all kinds and had been been a member of Bassically Treblemakers community band in the percussion section. She also formed two jazz groups, JaJazz and The April Blair Project, as lead singer and performed in many venues across upstate NY.
April will be remembered by her family and friends for her love of animals and nature, incredible sense of humor and talent for story-telling.
Per April’s request there will be no visitation or service. A celebration of her life is planned with date to be announced.
Please send donations in April’s memory to Rochester Animal Services, 184 Verona St., Rochester NY 14608 or their website, www.vsas.org