Larry Gaylard Hill

By Orleans Hub Posted 28 October 2022 at 11:40 am

SHELBY – Larry Gaylard Hill, age 65, of the Town of Shelby, passed away unexpectedly at his home on October 27, 2022.

Larry was born on May 17, 1957 in Medina, NY to parents H. Gaylard Hill and Gladys (Bruning) Hill. He graduated from Medina High School in 1975. He married Michele R. Boyle in 1982.

Larry was an accomplished mechanic who started his career at Lisle and Ricker working on International Harvester farm equipment. Shortly after Lisle and Ricker closed, Larry took on a full-time position at Keeler Construction in Albion, where he dedicated himself for the next 45 years.

He was a devoted husband and father who loved his family and friends. He would often be found at home or on a farm wrenching away on equipment. He was passionate about helping others whenever he could. On Sundays, Larry and Michele loved having breakfast out at the local restaurants. Afterwards, Larry loved to drive around and tour the countryside looking at equipment and taking note of everything that had changed. He was very knowledgeable about many topics, always having a thought or an answer when in discussion. He was known to be able to recite the extended genealogy of practically any family.

Larry is survived by his beloved wife, Michele Hill; and son, Christopher G. (Katie J. (Graton)) Hill; two grandchildren, Byron G. Hill and Joshua J. Hill. He is also survived by his sister, Judy. He is preceded in death by his parents, H. Gaylard and Gladys Hill.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 4-8PM at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 10AM in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family greatly appreciates any contributions in Larry’s memory to be made to the Medina FFA, 1 Mustang Drive, Medina, NY 14103, for a scholarship fund to be set up in his memory. Share memories and condolences at