Langford Dobbins

Obituary of Langford W. Dobbins

Langford W. “Lank” Dobbins, age 90, passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 23, 2020 at Unity Hospital as a result of end stage renal disease. He was born December 19, 1929 in Lockport, the son of the late Langford M. and Ina (Hall) Dobbins and had resided in Kendall since 1938. Lank was a member of the Morton Baptist Church for 82 years and Social Lodge #713 F&AM for 69 years, where he was Past Master. He was a second generation fruit and vegetable farmer in Kendall for many years, and after went to work as an Elevator Technician at Kodak for 30 years. Lank loved gardening and yard work and was best known for his meticulous lawn, his fruits and vegetables and his endless stories. Most of all he loved giving his grandchildren and great-grandchildren rides on his beloved Kubota Tractor. Lank was devoted to his family and his church. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his sisters Gertrude and Beatrice. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Audrey; his children Lisa (Dale) Rowley of Hamlin, Kathleen (Daniel) Tarshus of The Villages, FL, Karen (Ray) Bowen of Rochester, Ann (Patrick) Polasek of LaGrangeville, NY, Kevin (Kimberly) Dobbins of Kathleen, GA, Cynthia (Steven) Smith of Newburgh, NY; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. His Memorial Service will be held at the Morton Baptist Church at a day and time to be announced. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Morton Baptist Church, P.O. Box 115, Morton, NY 14508 or to the Kendall Masonic Lodge, 1979 Kendall Road, Kendall, NY 14476. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. Albion.
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