Robert Magoffin

Obituary of Robert E. Magoffin

Robert (Bob) E. Magoffin, 77, of Byron, passed away peacefully at Rochester General Hospital on Sunday evening, July 5, 2020. 

He was born in Rochester, New York.  He was the son of the late Lester Gerald and Margaret E. Magoffin.  His loving wife of 52 years, Carol R. Magoffin, passed away in 2014. 

He enlisted with the United States Air Force from 1961-1965 at McGuire Air Force Base, in New Jersey.  After his service with the U.S. Air Force, he began working for Rochester Products, a division of General Motors.  After over 30 years of employment, Robert retired from GM.

For many years, he was an active member of the Byron Fire Department and Byron Rescue Squad.  He taught First Aid & Babysitter’s Safety and Fire Prevention classes to local youth.  He strongly supported and participated in the “Racing Against Drugs” campaign for the youth in Genesee County, coordinated by dear friend Dale Fair. Over his last years, he participated in local school Veteran’s Day programs and spoke with the youth regarding his experience in the United States Air Force and the Cuban Missile Crisis.  Bob also had a passion for adopting German Shepherds from BrightStar German Shepherd Rescue of Rochester, NY. He supported the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department K-9 unit.  He loved his shepherds like family. He was a proud member of the American Legion Sackett Merrill White Post #575 in Bergen, NY, for many years.

In his earlier years, Bob enjoyed traveling, camping, boating, and snowmobiling with his family.  He loved working on cars, drag racing, and hunting with his sons. In recent years, he spent afternoons at the shooting range with his “Assorted U.S. Military Service” buddies followed by weekly lunch at “Sporto’s.

Bob is survived by four children: daughters, Brenda (Allen) Swift, and Patricia (Richard) Palmer, sons, Robert E. Magoffin, Jr., and Brett Magoffin. Three brothers, Lester Gerald Magoffin, Barry (Brenda) Magoffin, and Randy (Amy) Magoffin.

“Grandpa Bob” leaves behind 17 grandchildren: Michelle Winn, Michael Swift, Jessica McAlister, Katheryn Palmer, Scott Carter, Courtney Lounsberry, Kasie Ebersole, Jacob, Alexis, Patricia, Jamison, and Jonathan Magoffin, Alysia Magoffin, Hali Costich, Skye, Austin, and Breeanna Magoffin and 10 beautiful great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews, and several “Grandpups.” His predeceased shepherd, Sheeba, was his very special angel helping him heal through his illnesses.  He leaves his sweet Daisy Mae, another German shepherd rescue.  She traveled with Bob everywhere. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Robert Magoffin are suggested to the Byron Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 315, Byron, New York, 14422.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the family has decided that there will be no visitation.

The family is making plans for a memorial/service to be held at a future date. At that time he will be laid to rest in Byron Cemetery, Byron, NY. 

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