Darrin Scott Greenfield, born August 2, 1965 in Hornell, NY went to be with his Lord on July 18, 2020. He is spreading his sunny smile around heaven, greeting family and friends. Darrin is the son of Paul Roy and Vivian Burns Greenfield, of Canisteo/Bath; brother to Andrea Greenfield and John N. Fisher; and uncle to Quintin S. and Owen E. Fisher, of Big Flats, NY. He has 14 aunts, 14 uncles, and 38 cousins, along with their spouses and children, who were all very close to him. He also had an Italian exchange student named Fausto, whom he called his brother. Also, Katherine Shaw of Australia, a Rotary Exchange student.
Darrin had lived at East Main Street Arc home since 2014. When he moved there from the Arc house in Belle Haven, due to issues with Alzheimers. The Arc of Steuben has provided excellent care for Darrin. He then attended a home Day Program through the Arc of Steuben, allowing Darrin to get out for rides into the community and to do projects in the house. He was also able to stay in touch with his family and friends by phone, Zoom, and conference calls.
Darrin spread joy wherever he went and treated everyone with equality, always making friends and talking to just about anyone. He was loved unconditionally by those in his life because of his caring personality. He surprised everyone despite his disability and challenged the general public’s perception of those with Down’s Syndrome.
Darrin is known for his love of sports, always wearing a hat and T-shirt with team logos on them. He was always talking about sports (football, wrestling, baseball, hockey, NASCAR) expecting the other person to be as interested as he was. He could always be found drinking a soda pop.
As a young person growing up in Canisteo, he enjoyed spending time at sporting events, visiting friends and family, going camping, and vacationing; even traveling to Italy to visit Fausto. He took several trips to Denver to visit his sister, Andrea. He always liked eating out. He also enjoyed alone time, listening to music and watching TV. He was a member of the Handy Helpers 4H Club, and CCS wrestling team. Upon graduation from CCS and BOCES, he worked at Arc of Steuben. He lived in his own apartment for about 10 years, working at Mercy Care. He was a member of First Baptist Church Canisteo, being baptized 6/22/1980. He was active in the Baptist Youth Fellowship.
There will be a invitation only funeral service held at First Baptist Church, Canisteo. A celebration of Darrin’s life will be scheduled once COVID-19 allows a gathering at Canisteo American Legion. Contributions can be made to First Baptist Church, 45 Greenwood St, Canisteo, NY 14823 or The Arc Steuben Foundation, 1 Arc Way Bath, NY 14810.
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