Robert Black

Obituary of Robert Dallas Black

Robert D. Black, 58, of Marilane St., Lakewood, NY passed away at UPMC Chautauqua with family at his side on Sunday, February 20, 2022. He was born in Jamestown, NY on July 10, 1963 to George “Bud” and Deanna Dallas Black. Rob was a 1982 graduate of Falconer High School and a 1986 graduate of Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland. After working many years as Vice President and Co-owner of his family’s business, Regal Lumber Co. Rob pursued his life long passion for home and building design. He was awarded the Fred Wallace Brunkow Fellowship at the University of Buffalo and earned a Master’s of Architecture degree. While working at the architectural firms Habiterra and Clark Patterson Lee, Rob designed many homes and particularly enjoyed working with libraries, school districts and colleges designing buildings throughout New York and Pennsylvania. As Director of Marketing, he was widely appreciated for his creative vison and ability to conceptualize architectural spaces. Rob served on the boards of the Reg Lenna Civic Center, the Fenton Historical Society, Lakeview Cemetery, and helped organize an effort to revitalize Lakeview Avenue, Jamestown. He had a beautiful tenor voice performing in many Jamestown Little Theatre productions, his first at the age 12. One of the great joys in his life was singing in the highly acclaimed Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus. Rob (also known as Bob to family) was a loving and dedicated son, brother, and uncle to his nieces and nephews. He will be forever missed. Surviving is his mother, Deanna Black of Bemus Point, NY, a sister, Beth Ann (Daniel) Hocking of Westfield, NY, a brother, Timothy (Michelle) Black of Falconer, NY, nephews Kyle (Courtney) Hocking of Powell, OH, Walker Black of Bethesda, MD, nieces, Kacey Hocking of Buffalo, NY, and Emma Black of Pittsburgh, PA; a great-niece, Kaitlyn Hocking, and his Aunt Sarah Ann (Milo) Trkulja of N. Palm Beach, Florida. Rob was preceded in death by his father George W. “Bud” Black Jr., who passed away March 13, 2021 and his maternal grandparents, Fred and Beth Stauffer Dallas, and paternal grandparents, George W. and Anna Ruane Black Sr. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Falconer Funeral Home. A private internment ceremony will take place at the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, Mount St. Mary’s, Maryland at a later date and celebration of life will be announced for summer of 2022. Memorial contributions may be donated to the Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus (BGMC) 533 Amherst St., Buffalo, NY 14207 or to a Performing Arts charity of one’s choice.
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4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, February 24, 2022
Falconer Funeral Home, Inc., Falconer, NY
44 West Falconer St.
Falconer, New York, United States
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