Bruce Eaton Wolcott (age 84), of Honeoye Falls, NY passed away peacefully at home on December 21, 2021, surrounded by family. He was born in Penn Yan, NY on Feb. 5, 1937, the son of the late Cecil and Bernice Eaton Wolcott. On April 13, 1968, he was married to Linda Young in Lawrenceville, Pa.
Following high school, Bruce attended Syracuse University. He served his country in the United States Army and was a 45 year member of the Local Operators Engineering Union 832 B. During his career he safely manned the controls of cranes in the skies over the city of Rochester and much of the infrastructure in the southern tier of NY. He spent many of his retirement years wintering in Bradenton, Florida and traveling the world with his wife and their friends Paul and Sue Allen.
Bruce was proud of his children and grandchildren. He shared with them an appreciation of history, hard work, the value of paying attention to detail, reflecting on both personal success and failure, and the “do it yourself” approach to building. Bruce loved nature, gardening, cars, travel and supported the Buffalo Bills and Penn State sports. These are qualities reflected in the spirit of those who survive him.
He is survived by his loving wife Linda, of Honeoye Falls, NY and sister Janice (Edward) Saxe of Port St. Lucie, FL. In addition, he is survived by children Kim (Steve) Young of Orlando, FL, Karen (Jeff) Parker of Glenn Dale, MD, Kyle (Sherry Allen) Wolcott of Fairport, NY. Grandchildren Zachary and Brandon Young, Acadia and Cole Parker, and Brody, Teague, and Aubreanne Wolcott.
There will be no visitations or burial in the immediate future; a small family memorial service will be held this summer. Bruce will be buried at Farmington Friends Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those wishing to remember Bruce in appropriate fashion, please support Genesee Brewery by raising a toast in his honor. For those who wish to make a donation, please consider Camp Good Days and Special Times.