Services

Memorial Service

Sat. May. 13, 2023
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tomball Bowl

14435 Farm to Market 2920
Tomball , TX 77377.

Memorial Service

Sun. Jun. 11, 2023
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hopkins Point Lodge

Pond View Rd
Mendon , NY 14467.
Sat. May. 13, 2023
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tomball Bowl
14435 Farm to Market 2920
Tomball , TX 77377.
Sun. Jun. 11, 2023
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hopkins Point Lodge
Pond View Rd
Mendon , NY 14467.
In Memory of
Kerry Backes
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Kerry “Kermit” Backes, 66, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2023.  Kerry was predeceased by his parents, Norma Cartwright Terry and William Backes.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Marcia Parsons Backes, his sons, Joseph Backes and Christopher Backes, his sisters Corinne (Jeff) King, Merri (Mark) Rowland, and Ramona (Gary) Backes-Mooney, his brother Mitchell (Teresa) Terry, and many nieces and nephews.

Born December 8, 1956 in Warsaw, New York, Kerry attended high school in Nunda, New York and college at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.

Preferring to work with his hands, Kerry left RIT and apprenticed as a toolmaker.  He spent the remainder of his career in tool and die, working for Hansford and Southco, and for a while as part owner of ROCKBURL Industries.

Kerry was a man of many talents and interests.  In his younger years, he was active in a variety of sports:  motocross racing, triathlons, baseball, soccer, wrestling, hockey, bowling, etc.  He enjoyed working with his hands and always had home improvement projects in progress.  He was good at building things, from log cabins to computers and dirt bikes.  He loved to spend time with his boys, including scouting, camping, coaching soccer and traveling to sports tournaments all over the Northeast.  He loved cooking with Joseph on the Blackstone, and he loved working at Southco with Christopher.  He was looking forward to retirement in a warmer climate, so he chose Texas where he could hike, golf and play tennis and pickleball year round.
Kerry was a quiet man who made friends everywhere he went.  He was loved and will be missed by everyone who knew him.

Remembrance celebrations are planned for Saturday, May 13, 2-5pm, at Tomball Bowl in Tomball, Texas, and on Sunday, June 11, noon-5pm at Hopkins Point Lodge, Mendon, New York.

Tributes

Message from
Christine Story
Sat, 05/13/2023

Marcia, Joseph and Christopher...I am so sorry about Kerry....praying for you as you endure this difficult time....with much ❤️ love, Chris story

Message from
Mark D Farrall (college friend and Roommate)
Sat, 05/13/2023

Thank you for your friendship while in Rochester. You taught me to ride a motorcycle and how things were made in our machining discussions. You definitely had a well lived and loved life. My condolences to your family and friends Kerry.

Message from
Brenda Backes Hoag
Sun, 05/14/2023

Dear Marsha, Joseph and Christopher
I was truly saddened when I heard of Kerry's health failing and passing. God picked a great one to come home to him.
I have childhood memories of great times we had together. Pete remembers racing motocross with him.ZttRh
All of you are in my prayers that time and your sweet memories bring you peace and comfort.
Sincerely
Brenda,

Message from
The Flynn Family Rob, Nancy, Kelsey and Connor
Sun, 05/14/2023

Dear Backus Family:
Our sincere condolences in the loss of Kerry. We fondly remember Kerry from the times our boys shared while growing up together.
Please know we are lifting you all in prayer.

Message from
Darla(Douglass) Hiscutt-classmate
Mon, 05/15/2023

I am so sorry to hear of Kerry passing. He was always a fun and nice person to be around. Sending prayers to his family. ❤️

Message from
Darla(Douglass) Hiscutt-classmate
Mon, 05/15/2023

I am so sorry to hear of Kerry passing. He was always a fun and nice person to be around. Sending prayers to his family. ❤️