Donald Maxwell

August 29, 2016
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Macedon/Rushville- Bay, Donald Maxwell, 89, died Aug. 29, 2016.

Don is survived by his wife of 70 years, R. Jeanette Bay; four children, John (Connie Li) Bay, Curtis (Jeannette) Bay, Susan (David) Pettig and Bruce Bay; 7 grandchildren, Timothy, Caleb, Andrew and Hannah Sharp and Asher, Nolan and Nora Bay; and sister, Marti Reynolds.

Don was predeceased by his parents and his brother, David Bay.

Donald was born Nov. 25, 1926 to Curtis M. Bay and Faith MacDonald Bay. He was a graduate of Middlesex Valley High School and Cornell University (1955), where he was a member of the Dairy and Livestock Judging Teams. Donald received a Master’s Degree in 1964 from the U of R Graduate School of Business Administration.

Donald was a Loan Officer and Vice-President at Security Trust Company until 1966. He then became General Manager of Genesee Valley Cooperatives, which consolidated with Upstate Milk Cooperatives. From 1990 to 1993, he was General Manager of Empire Livestock Marketing Cooperatives. Donald then managed family investment portfolios.

Donald was very active in community and alumni groups, state and national agricultural organizations. He received numerous awards and citations in recognition of his contributions. Donald served on the Roberts Wesleyan Finance Committee, the Board of the Kirkhaven Nursing Home and the American Assoc. of Independent Investors. Donald was a Trustee for the Cornell Cooperative Extension and the 4-H Foundation. He was a member of the Holstein and Guernsey Associations. Donald judged dairy cattle in several states and in Argentina.

Donald was a member of the Rushville Masonic Lodge #377 for over 65 years. He was an active member of the Farmington Friends Church for over 50 years, serving on its Finance Committee, as Auditor, and as a Sunday School Teacher.

Friends may call Saturday (Sept. 3rd) from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Farmington Friends Church, 187 County Rd. #8, Farmington, NY 14425. A Celebration of Life will follow at 3 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to 4-H Camp Bristol Hills, 480 N. Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424; or to the Farmington Friends Church.

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