Troy A. Lester, of Route 39, Arcade died Thursday May 7, 2015 at his home at the age of 44. He was born March 15, 1971 in Hampton, VA a son of James and Susan (nee Wilson) Lester. He was a graduate of Pioneer High School and received a Masters degree in American Studies from the University of Buffalo. He had been a creative writing teacher at G.C.C. in Arcade. He loved animals, enjoyed time spent at Beaver Meadow, was an avid outdoors person and enjoyed reading and writing. He is survived by his parents – James and Susan Lester of Arcade; two brothers – Todd (Heather) Lester of Arcade; Brian Lester of Bliss; two nieces and two nephews. Memorials may be made to the Wyoming County SPCA or to Beaver Meadow.