After serving, Don went back to work at New Process Gear, where he took great pride in his job for 44 years. Don married his one and only true love, Barbara Stone in the fall of 1957. This past September, the couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Don and Barb have four children, Wayne (Tammie), Skeeter (Brenda), Timmy (Diane) and Amy (Tim).
Don loved racing. He never missed a race at the Oswego Speedway. He sat in the top row, aisle seat, since he was a teenager. His son Timmy still buys the ticket so he can sit in his Dad’s "special seat". Don loved NASCAR and always cheered for Dale Earnhardt.
Don was pre-deceased by his parents and his granddaughter, Stephanie. He is survived by, "his girl" Barb; his sister, Dale; four children, five beautiful granddaughters, Michelle, Mackenzie, Ashley, Kennedy and Amelia; great-granddaughter, Emma Ann and great-grandson, Eli.
To have known this kind, gentle man is to know what love feels like deep in your heart. We will keep you lovingly in our hearts until we see each other again. Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Avenue, Mexico NY.