HALSTEAD - Lawrence Kenneth Age 68, of Wilson, died May 7, 2012 in Eastern Niagara Hospital, Lockport, after a lengthy illness. Born November 29, 1943, in Lockport. He was a son of the late James and Dorothy (Swick) Halstead. He attended District #4 School House, a 1962 graduate of Wilson High School, he was looking forward to the 50th reunion. He had attended Bryant and Stratton. Larry worked the Halstead Farm with his father and was a farm laborer on various other farms in the area. He worked at Sacred Hart R.C. Church as a janitor, was part of the cleaning crew at the Rainbow Mall and worked at the concession stand at the county building on Cedar in the Falls. Larry loved to read and study history; he also loved to play chess and could win most games in three moves. He loved spending time with family and was a member at Exley United Methodist Church in Wilson, and was a member of AM Gasport; surviving him is a brother, David (Carol) Halstead of Cuba; a sister, Jean Hayes of E. Wilson; nephews Wayne (Laurie) Hayes of Tonawanda, Allan Hayes of E. Wilson, and Garry (Joan) Halstead of CA; also survived by three great- nieces, a great-nephew and many cousins. A memorial service will be held at Exley at a date and time to be announced. Contributions may be made to South Wilson Fire Company or to Wilson Fire Company #1 Ambulance Fund. Arrangements by the HAMILTON AND CLARK FUNERAL HOME, 270 Young St., Wilson, hamiltonclarkfh.com
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Published in the Buffalo News on May 10, 2012