GENESEO – Donald Lackey, 74, tragically passed away in a car collision on Rte. 39 (Avon Geneseo Road) Sunday morning.
Both the Village and College knew Lackey as a great friend. Social media posts extending condolences to his family express that he was an active member of St. Mary’s Church on Avon Road and a member of the SUNY Retirees Service Corps as Assistant Vice President for Human Resources (Emeritus) at the College at Geneseo.
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“A tragic loss. Mr. Lackey’s a class act, a model for all of us. What terrible news,” posted Mark Holahan.
“Oh I am so sorry Kevin! I adored your parents all thru [sic] school. Phenomenal people,” posted Jodi Hocking.
A speeding vehicle struck Don and his passenger and wife, Nancy Lackey, 73, from behind on Avon Geneso Road as they drove from their home on Westview Crescent to St. Mary’s Church at 7:50 a.m. Sunday, Sept, 11. Nancy Lackey has since been released from the hospital and returned home.
The driver of that vehicle, Michael Bellonte, 28, is in police custody.
Sunday was the Lackeys’ wedding anniversary.
The family is making funeral arrangements.