Sidney E. Lovell, Jr.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 7 June 2024 at 3:02 pm

MEDINA – Sidney E. Lovell, Jr., 81, of Medina, passed from this life to eternal life on Friday, June 7, 2024.

Sid was born in Williamsville, NY on June 10, 1942, a son of the late Sidney E. Lovell, Sr. and Marianne (Schickler) Lovell.

He was the eldest of seven children. Sid graduated from Williamsville High School in 1960. He then served in the US Army Reserves with the 85th Engineering Battalion out of Webster, and was honorably discharged in 1969.

Sid married the former Donna J. Munson on February 14, 1979. Sid held various managerial positions with General Electric, Bo-Mer Plastics and Fisher-Price Toys. Lastly, he worked as a crew leader in job development for Orleans County.

Sid was an exceptional athlete in football, baseball, track & field and wrestling. His greatest love was slow-pitch softball. Sid served as the Softball League Commissioner for Orleans County for over 25 years. There was not a day that went by that he could not be seen on the ball fields in Medina, preparing them for little leagues and men’s and women’s softball. His softball career culminated in his induction into the NYS USSSA Hall of Fame in March 2010.

Sid was predeceased by both parents and his brothers, Robert and Gary Lovell.

He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Donna J. Lovell; daughter, Beth Goodman; sons, Sean (Sheila) Lovell and Scott (Sarah) Lovell; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sisters, Marianne Pearson, Jane (Cecil) John; and brothers, Howard Lovell and Brian (Terri) Lovell.

Calling hours will be held on his birthday, Monday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. His funeral service will immediately follow at 12 p.m. and interment with full military honors will be in West Ridgeway Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at Share condolences at