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Jerry M. McKinnon

November 6, 1957 ~ August 26, 2020 (age 62)

Life story


Jerry M. McKinnon, 62, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed from this life on August 26, 2020 at Niagara Hospice House, in the presence of his life partner.  Born on November 6, 1957 in Douglas, GA, he was the son of the late Chester McKinnon and the late Shelby White.


Jerry was raised and attended schools in Georgia. In his early 20's he began working on oil rigs and met his life partner, Robert 'Art' MacFarlane in 1980. Their life adventure took them to Orlando, FL, Waycross, GA-to reconnect with family, Niagara Falls and Houston, TX.  Jerry and Art permanently settled locally in 2015. All along, he was employed in many capacities of the hospitality industry, retiring due to his illness. In May of 2012, Jerry was awarded a certificate in Hospitality Operations from Niagara County Community College.  He was a passionate private person, well read, loved music, had a green thumb and loved animals.


In addition to his life partner, Jerry is survived by a step-sister, Liz D'Souza of Waycross, GA; step-brother, Scott Willis of Waycross, GA and several nieces, nephews and cousins.


Services will be held at a later date with interment in Northridge Cemetery. If desired, memorial offerings may be made to the Niagara County SPCA or to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation. Arrangements are under the direction of Michael R. Goodlander, OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME.  Share condolences at

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Niagara County SPCA
2100 Lockport Road, Niagara Falls NY 14304

Roswell Park Alliance Foundation
P.O. Box 631, Buffalo NY 14240

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