Brian B. MacDonald



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Brian B. MacDonald, Bergen- December 9, 2021 at age 64 passed away peacefully following a brave battle with cancer.  Predeceased by his parents Bruce R. and Teresa MacDonald.   Brian is survived by his loving nephews and nieces Mark (Heidi) MacDonald of Tennessee, Duane (Lori) Licata, Karina and Nicholas Licata of Hilton.  Brian was affectionately known as “The Legend”, #12 in the RC racing community. He is adored by his racing family.

Brian started RC racing as a young boy, he soon became a very talented racer and it became a lifelong hobby. Brian was a mentor to many generations of RC racers that shared his passion for RC racing. His additional interests were stock car racing, slot cars, model cars & hot wheels. Brian had a witty sense of humor and loved to make people laugh and smile.He spent many weekends as “The gatekeeper” at Lancaster Speedway.  Brian owned Flyin’ Brian graphics, he was very artistic, detailed and patient.  Brian worked at Enright Florist in Rochester NY for 19 years.  He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Per Brian’s request a casual Memorial Celebration of life will be announced at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Rochester Regional Health Foundations c/o Hildebrandt Hospice 330 Monroe Avenue Suite 400 Rochester, NY 14607 in his memory.  For more information and to sign his online guestbook, visit


  1. Tom Caimano on December 15, 2021 at 2:39 pm

    Rest easy, Legend.

  2. Lauren Licata on December 15, 2021 at 5:45 pm

    Uncle Brian RIP I will cherish the moments when I was younger for the races you took me too plus doing model cars and entering them in the car shows they use to do and winning on some of those. You always did great job on details with the model cars. ❤️ Lauren

  3. Shyanna Ling on December 15, 2021 at 6:52 pm

    Brian, you were one hell of a guy. A big hug every time i walked into the front gate. I remember one day i walked in and heard “i got something for you!” And it was A sign for my big wheels! I swear if it wasnt For you people wouldn’t have even known i was there. You told all of the kids coming in “hey go sign up for big wheels!” I could never thank you enough. I love you big man❤️ Until we meet again my friend.

  4. Phyllis and Paul on December 15, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    Rest in peace

  5. Patricia Gleason on December 15, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    RIP Brian, I am sorry to hear what you went through these past months. I hope Jesus has accepted you at the door and shines his love on you. "Come to me, all you are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28

  6. Jeremy Gullo on December 15, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    To say you will be missed is an understatement. You were an outstanding person and an inspiration for me to race. The track will never be the same without you there. Rest easy my friend.

  7. Big Fred on December 15, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    Gonna miss you bro’. RIP.

  8. don sherrell on December 15, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    Gonna miss you bro’. RIP

  9. Julie Licata & Jerry Balliano on December 15, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    To the families of Brian, So sorry for your loss. Heaven has gained another Angel. RIP Brian.

  10. Jamie on December 15, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    RIP Brian, you were one funny guy, I’m glad your finally able to be at peace, definitely going to miss my #1 favorite

  11. Fuller Thomas on December 16, 2021 at 1:46 am

    Tom fuller

  12. Mary and Dick Montgomery on December 16, 2021 at 6:44 am


  13. Gillette Family on December 16, 2021 at 12:42 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends. God speed sir and we will race again oneday.

  14. Bob Governor on December 16, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    Gonna miss you bud !

  15. Mosher Brian on December 16, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    Brian I will miss the late nights at the Peppermill drinking coffee. Than going to Walmart and looking for hotwheels. Will never forget all the racing of rc and slot cars through the years. Godspeed. Flyin Brian.

  16. Robert Barnard on December 17, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    Barnard Racing Family will miss you

  17. Gordon Tinkous on December 18, 2021 at 12:58 am

    Miss you so much. Racing at 237 Speedway will never be the same again. You truly are a Legend.

  18. FRED on February 28, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    a truely great friend – T W E L V E

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