Kevin J. Proctor, 70, resident of both Skaneateles and Brooklyn, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 at his beloved camp on the west side of Skaneateles Lake.
Born in Moravia, Kevin was a graduate of Mount Carmel High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from St. John Fisher College. After completing a career as an information technologist at Irving Trust Co. in New York City, he did freelance consulting. Kevin and his wife, Diane Forney, took great pleasure in spending half of the year at their residence on Skaneateles Lake. While in Central New York, Kevin enjoyed gardening, sailing, and attending both Colgate and Cornell football games.
An avid lover of music, he found joy attending live performances supporting both local talent and well established musicians. He loved to travel, including repeated trips to Switzerland, Puerto Rico, Bermuda, and more recently the Vatican. He even held a private pilot’s license earlier in his life. None of these interests compared to the love he had for family and the time spent together at their camp. He welcomed family, friends, and strangers to his lake home with his gregarious and outgoing personality which will be treasured by all who knew him.
Kevin is survived by his beloved wife, Diane; one brother, Kenton Proctor (wife, Jeanne), of Moravia; three sisters, Teresa Proctor, of Moravia, Janine Clifford (husband, Mike), of Auburn, and Dee Robinson (husband, Gary), of Skaneateles; several nieces and nephews, and many cousins.
Kevin was predeceased by his parents, John and Dorothy Kehoe Proctor.
Friends are invited to join the family for a memorial Mass to be offered at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 in Sacred Heart Church. Calling hours for Kevin will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Cheche Funeral Home Inc., 1778 Clark St. Road, Auburn.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in memory of the Kevin to the Skaneateles Lake Association, P.O. Box 862, Skaneateles, NY 13152 or Skaneateles Ambulance Volunteer Emergency Service (SAVES) http://savesambulance.com.