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David Roland Bacon December 18, 2020 David Roland Bacon, 90, formerly of Syracuse and DeRuyter Lake, NY and Englewood, FL passed away on December 18, 2020 in Webster, NY. He was born and raised in Syracuse and graduated from Nottingham H.S. A 1952 graduate of Cornell University School of Mechanical Engineering and member of Phi Kappa Psi, David then served 2 years in the US Army Ordnance Corp, at Aberdeen, MD. David married Ellen Taylor on February 19, 1955 at University United Methodist Church in Syracuse. David started his business career with Allis-Chalmers as a sales engineer in Allentown, PA. In 1961, he returned to Syracuse to join his father-in-law's business, Kenneth A. Taylor Inc. Then he received a New York State Professional Engineer license and started his own mechanical contracting firms, Bacon Industries and Burnet Installations. Later David entered the affordable housing field in Upstate New York founding Two Plus Four Companies which develops, builds and manages rental housing apartments and homes. Golf was David's favorite form of recreation as a member of Nottingham Knolls, Calvary Club and Drumlins. He enjoyed memorable trips to Scotland with Joe Tesori. Beginning in 1989, David and Ellen spent much of the winter extending their golf season on the west coast of Florida. Family, friends, and business associates of David remember his smile, firm handshake, integrity, unconditional love, humility, quiet generosity, gentle kindness, humor and P.O.W.s (Pearls of Wisdom). David's family is very thankful for the entire staff at Maplewood Nursing Home in Webster where he received excellent care and loving attention for 14 months. All of us were treated like family too. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Ellen and children Lynn Steenberg (Matt), Webster, NY , Nancy Richmond (Bill), Chanhassen, MN, Richard Bacon of Emeryville, CA, Stephen Bacon (Bette Helwig), Syracuse, Susan Kimmel (Jim) Constantia, NY, Thomas Bacon (Amy) Colchester, VT. Grandchildren Chrysa Charno (Jason) Webster, NY, Ryan Steenberg, Webster, NY, Sara Bergan (Jeremy), Webster, NY, Carol Thomas (Brandon) Eden Prairie, MN, Sahra Eggert (Seth), Carver, MN, Corrie Pratt (Andrew) Falls Church, VA, Kate Lytle (Brendan) Champions Gate, FL, Taylor Bacon (Alex) Liverpool, NY, Christina Connors, Victor, NY, Kathy Brotherton (Mark) Phoenix, AZ, Matt Kimmel (Danielle) Chittenango, NY, Jeffrey Kimmel (Tanya) Cleveland, NY, David Kimmel (Laurie) Constantia, NY, James Kimmel (Adriana) Melbourne, FL, Louise Bacon, Henry Bacon, Frederick Bacon, Colchester, VT and 24 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild. The family will gather next summer to celebrate David's wonderful life. Memorial contributions to Central New York Community Foundation, 431 East Fayette St., Syracuse, NY 13202 or online CNYCF.org/GIVENOW; University United Methodist Church, 1085 East Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13210; The Salvation Army, 677 South Salina St., Syracuse, NY 13202. Please sign the guestbook at syracuse.com/obits
Published in Syracuse Post Standard from Jan. 12 to Jan. 17, 2021.
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January 15, 2021
I was so sorry to hear of David's passing. I have fond memories of the Bacon family...and their involvement in UUMC... May he RIP..
Alice Young
January 14, 2021
Dave was indeed a fine gentleman whose warmth and generous spirit inspired us all. I will miss him very much.

Jack McCrea
Jack McCrea
January 13, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss and have many fond memories from our days together in Syracuse and at University UMC. Wishing you peace during this difficult time. Love, The Oertel Family
Lisa Oertel Reich
January 12, 2021
David was a gentle, good, and excellent engineer. I knew him when he was working with Ken Taylor, whose company did many projects with my father's firm, for whom I was working. His obit shows a life well lived.
Tom Alibrandi
January 12, 2021
I remember Dave as a true gentleman and knowledgeable builder during his years constructing affordable housing all over Upstate New York. My condolences to Dave's family and many friends.

James Perfield
Cato, NY
James Perfield
January 12, 2021
Ellen and Family, most sincere condolences on David's passing. While knowing him as a business acquaintance as he was a founding member of 2 + 4 Partnership, I also recognized early on his love for and of his family. I know he will be missed and I pray for all of you as you experience this loss.
Rita Craner
January 11, 2021
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