Deaths Death Notices
WEISBECK, Mackenzie J. "Mac"
WEISBECK - Mackenzie J. "Mac" Of Penfield, NY: Our dearest son, Mackenzie John Weisbeck, entered into eternal peace due to a heroin overdose after a courageous struggle with addiction on the evening of February 11th.
He is survived by his father and mother, Jay and Alison; sister, Kirsten; uncles and aunts, Mark and Diane, Kent and Colleen, Ted and Jackie Hahin, Tim Mackenzie, Tim and Karen McQuade; his grandmother, Sylvia Mackenzie; and his cousins, Meg Hahin, Cam and Hunter Weisbeck. Mac will be embraced by his late aunt, Linda Weisbeck; grandfathers, Bob Mackenzie and John Weisbeck, Jr. and grandmother, Alta Weisbeck. Mackenzie received an Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Army after serving in South Korea and active duty in Iraq. He received several commendations for volunteering to go out on second shift patrols as a platoon gunner. We'll remember Mackenzie's love for animals; he always formed a special bond with each he encountered.
There are so many people who reached out in efforts to help Mac with his battle - a few that deserve special thanks in no specific order - Joe Valerino, Dave Conrad, Mike Gala, Jamarr Miller, Steve Mahoney, Ben Brown, Matt Teal, and Dr. Timothy Weigand - Thank you.
In honor of the Mackenzie Crest tattooed on Mac, Luceo non Uro, "I Shine, not Burn". There will be a private service for immediate family, and donations will be accepted on his behalf at Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester - 99 Victor Road, Fairport NY 14450. Our love for Mackenzie will live in our hearts for the rest of our days. Ref: HARLOFF FUNERAL HOME, 803 South Washington Street, East Rochester, NY 14445.