(KNOWLESVILLE) Lawrence J. “Larry” Bale, age 65, died January 31, 2020 in his home following a short illness with his wife, children and grandchildren by his side. He was born February 25, 1954 to Raymond and Beatrice Bale and was a life-long resident of this area. Larry was a former Peace Officer for the Village of Lyndonville in the 1970’s and also served as a member of the Orleans County Auxiliary Police and worked as a Park Ranger at Lakeside State Park. He was also a former member of the Ridgeway Fire Department but by far, his favorite job and passion was working as a farm equipment operator for Kast Farms. Larry’s passion for giving back to his community was an important part of his life which he instilled in many, especially his boys by always abiding by the principle of creating leaders, not followers. He is survived by his wife of 30 years Jeanne, his sons: David (Janelle) McAdoo of Barker, Travis (Melanie Lusk) McAdoo of Medina, Matthew (Jennifer) McAdoo of Middleport, Christian (Jena Hemphill) Bale of Albion, his brothers: John Bale of Lyndonville, Bill Bale of Medina, Jeff Bale of Lyndonville, his sister: Dawn (Gary) Marciszewski of Medina, 4 grandchildren: Baileigh, Riley, Piper, Karina as well as several nieces and nephews. There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Larry’s Life, SATURDAY February 8, 2020 beginning at 11 a.m. in The Oak Orchard Assembly of God Church, 12111 Ridge Road, Medina, NY, 14103. Interment in West Ridgeway Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Knights-Kadrli Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 684, Medina, NY, 14103.