Roscoe Peacock Jr., age 86, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family early Monday morning on April 19, 2021.
"Bud" was born on September 15, 1934 in Wayland to the late Roscoe Conklin & Helen (Whipple) Peacock Sr. He attended Naples Central School and made many life-long friends there including first grader Dick Konz and many others. Roscoe also attended SUNY Alfred majoring in Mechanical Engineering. From an early age, he had a love and talent for art and music, playing guitar and other instruments by ear. In 1956, Roscoe married his high school sweetheart, Anne Eichberger, and raised a lively family in Honeoye Falls. Roscoe worked for Kaddis Manufacturing (Enarco) as a skilled machinist and lived comfortably in the same home on Monroe Street for over 60 years. A very devoted father, his family spent fun-filled summers on Canandaigua Lake at the Peacock cottage on Granger Point, with Roscoe riding his motorcycle to and from work in Honeoye Falls. His passion for motorcycles spanned from his pre-teen years to nearly 80 years old.
In his later life, Roscoe met his love, Barbara Gardner with whom he happily shared the next 30 years. Together, they enjoyed their families and pets, country music and riding Harleys with dear friends Dan & Cindy Harrington. Roscoe also had a penchant for learning new vocabulary, watching classic Westerns and discussing world events. A kind and gentle soul, Roscoe will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents, Roscoe is also predeceased by his sister, Jane Matson; half-sister, Mary Peacock; half-brother, John Peacock; brother-in-law, Willis Matson II; nephew, Willis Matson III; beloved father-in-law, William Eichberger; and brother-in-law, Bill Eichberger.
Roscoe is survived by Barbara Gardner of Honeoye Falls NY; his four children: Cheryl (Bruce Pollock) Peacock of Pittsford NY, Melanie (Victor) Schlager of Yorba Linda CA, Elena (Sean) O'Mara of Honeoye Falls NY & Roscoe (Arlene) Peacock III of Port Orange FL; seven grandchildren: Spencer Clarke of Webster NY, Valerie Yellam of Colorado Springs CO, Savanna Schlager of Yorba Linda CA, Connor O'Mara of Akron OH, Garrett O'Mara of Honeoye Falls NY, Roscoe Peacock IV of Lexington KY & Austin Peacock of Port Orange FL; also, extended family, Kim & Dylan Miller (Owen, Jack, & Isabelle); Stephen & Roxanna Gardner (Emma); and Norton the cat.
A Celebration of Life is being planned for Roscoe and will be held later this summer at Rose Ridge Cemetery in Naples NY.