September 25, 1958 ~ October 27, 2020

Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Greece, NY

Daniel Francis McAvoy


Born, September 25,1958 and was taken from us to early on October 27, 2020. Daniel lived in Rochester NY where he worked for Eastman Kodak and most recently enjoy days spent at Strong National Museum of Play as a security guard watching the smiles of children as they enjoyed the magic of the museum. Daniel was an avid Harley Davidson enthusiast and loved going for motorcycle rides with his family and friends. In his spare time he also loved working on his cars and working in his yard. The light of Dan’s life was his son Jason McAvoy and his Daughter Melissa McAvoy-Lewis. Danny also had  5 grandchildren whom he loved dearly, Hailey, Aliyah, Mason, Hannah, and Gage. Daniel has four siblings Bonnie Sykes and her husband Jim, Brother Shawn McAvoy and his wife Bonnie, Brother Todd McDowell and Brother Greg Kulzer and his wife Julie. He is predeceased by his Mother Alice McDowell, Father Richard McAvoy and Step Mother Betty McAvoy. Daniel also had 10 nieces and nephews. Dan spent much loved time with his girlfriend Nancy, who made him smile, traveling. He also enjoyed visits with his motorcycle friends over coffee and doughnuts at their favorite spot. In Lieu of flowers any memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association.


Friends may call Wednesday, (November 4th, 2020) 4:00-6:00 pm at Vay-Schleich and Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece NY, where his family prayers will conclude calling at 6:00 pm.  Thursday November 5th, 2020 family will meet at the funeral home at 10:00 am and follow each other to Pittsford Cemetery, 155 South Main Street, Pittsford NY 14534 for Dan’s burial. Dan will be deeply missed by all those who loved him.


Visitation: Wednesday November 4, 2020 04:00 PM - Wednesday November 4, 2020 06:00 PM

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Family Prayer: Friday November 6, 2020 06:00 PM

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Daniel F. McAvoy 's name.

American Heart Association

25 Circle Street #102 Rochester, NY 14607

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  1. I am very sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. He was a great friend to my dad for many years frequently getting dinner/coffee and heading out on their Harley’s together, he even joined us for dinner on occasion and was great with my young daughter. He will be sadly missed. I hope that he and my dad have found each other again on the other side.

  2. Dan was a great friend we didn’t hangout out every day together but when we did we picked up right where we left off. In the early days when we worked together at Kodak we would have a lot a lot of good times. Vacations together in the early days . We had a lot, a lot of fun in the van club together “Dusk till Dawn Vans” We just vacationed together last summer. I will miss you greatly buddy Rest In Peace.

  3. Dan was a great guy! we worked at kodak and I would see him now and then on motorcycle. My most sincere condolences and sending my love and respects to his family and friends.

  4. I remember Danny from our late teen years. He was the life of the party, spectacular dancer (all of the girls waited in line to dance with him ), always barefoot in the summer, loved life. Although I hadn’t seen Danny in over 40 yrs, I was so very sad to see that he passed away… much too young, and much to soon.

  5. Crazy to say your gone. Greatful for all those times you yelled at me and Melissa lol it made us Stronger. Gonna miss my favorite security guard at Strong Museum. Prayers to the family You are truly gonna be missed 😥😥

  6. I’m so sorry to hear about Danny, I went to school with him & actually met Jason at a cruise in last year….deepest sympathy to a
    All of you ❤️ RIP Danny ❤️

  7. I am so sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. I missed seeing him at the ‘double d’ on Dewey Ave with Bob, and seeing him at the Strong Museum of Play. He was always a friendly, kind man, and very nice to my grandson.

  8. So bummed to hear this today…no, I’m not on FB every day. I was just about to send Dan pix of my recent ride to Oklawaha, FL, from my home in Tampa when I saw the news. Dan and I were only casual friends, but I continued to communicate with him occasionally after I retired from the museum and moved to Tampa, FL. He was my favorite security guard too.
    I remember one day I rode my bike to work and as I maneuvered through the parking lot nearest the building – and Dan’s spit-shined, beloved Mustang – my footpeg accidently scuffed his rear bumper. Upset, I immediately tracked Dan down in the museum to tell him the bad news. He didn’t get mad, though; rather, he said, “C’mon…I’m sure it can’t be that bad.” Sure enough, he pulled a rag and some polish out of his trunk, and POOF, the scuff was gone. I still felt bad, of course, but that’s when I learned what a good guy he was. I will miss our occasional exchange of biker pix, and only hope that there’s an Harley in Heaven for him. RIP, Dan.! Rick Sherin

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