KING FERRY — Malcolm Earl Bancroft, 80, of King Ferry, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 in the Palliative Care Unit at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y.
Mr. Bancroft was born on March 6, 1937 in Cortland, N.Y., a son of Ray and Inez Bancroft. He graduated from King Ferry Central School, as class valedictorian in 1955, and later attended Auburn Community College. Malcolm worked in the sales department for HR Wilson Inc. and for S.K. & M. Implements. He later worked at MacKenzie Childs, creating beautiful wood furniture. Malcolm continued with his woodworking skills as a self-employed carpenter and general contractor. He had a passion for antique tools and a talent at woodworking design, including the art of intarsia.
In addition, Malcolm was very proud to serve his community as a member and treasurer of the King Ferry Fire Department for many years.
Malcolm is survived by his wife of 59 years, Charlotte (Reynolds) Bancroft; five children, Victoria Bancroft (Chris Deys), Randolph (Corey), Sandra Chandler, Russell (Sarah), and Matthew; 10 grandchildren, Nicole Farrell (Sean), Joelle St. Pierre (Aaron), Noah St. Pierre, Christin Chandler, Ashlee Ramirez (Ima), Samantha, Emily, Mackenzie, Erica, and Madison Bancroft, and Sarah Deys, who’d soon have been a step-grandchild; five great-grandchildren, Brayden, Levi, Zachary, Zoey, and Evelyn; two sisters, Carolyn Davis, of Cortland, and Beverly Woodard (Richard), of Michigan; a brother, Marshall Bancroft (Jean), of Auburn; several nieces and nephews, and a close friend, Hans Peter Pecher.
He was predeceased by his parents; sister-in-law, Joan Bancroft; and brother-in-law, Leland Davis.
Family and friends are welcome to attend a Remembrance Reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 at the Fellowship Hall of the West Genoa Presbyterian Church in King Ferry, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your local ambulance, fire department, or cancer center of choice.