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Celebration of Life

Otto Fire Hall
Friday February 26th, 2016

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Donald J Sawyer

1933 to 2016

Donald J Sawyer, 82, of North Otto entered into rest January 25, 2016.

He was a plant manager at West Valley Demonstration Project for 30 years.

Donald served in the US Airforce during the Korean conflict. He was a member of the Cardinal Hills Golf course and American Legion Post 0181 in Randolph, NY.

Loving husband to Diane H (Manning); cherished father to Tom (Toni), Lynn (late Dan) Borowiak, Bob (Amy), Lisa (Bill) Gunning, Danny and Scott (Tracy); grandfather of Aaron, Jaye, Melissa, Josh, Meg-Ann, Jason, Sean and Jamie; great-grandfather to Alexandria, Kayla and Jackson; brother to Suzanne (Ken) Graham, John (Alnah) and Nancy (late Ron) Kilby also survived by many nieces and nephews.

He was pre deceased by his parents Harry and Helen; Siblings Harry (Helen) Jr., Mary Ellen (Bob), Paul and Ruth (Bob) Fuss.

A Celebration of Life will take place on February 26, 2016 at the Otto Fire Hall from 6PM to 9PM.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to East Otto Ambulance and Mike Benca Jr Golf League c/o Howie Van Rensselaer 14 Church Street Randolph, NY 14772


Thought and prayers to all family and friends of Don. Memories of him go way back to when our children were the same ages and shared sports etc. then renewed when I went to work at West Valley. My mind was refreshed as to ALL the people that I had forgotten were all part of this big wonderful family as I read his obituary. He leaves such wonderful memories and will be sadly missed by many. God Bless YOU All and GOD does give us strength. Respectfully

Diana and Fred Mansour Feb 22 2016 12:00 AM

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An A GARDEN PATH was sent on February 21, 2016

Bob and Jerry Vandervort

Expression of Sympathy Feb 21 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Dons passing. Prayers being said for the family members left behind. I so loved his children and dealing with them in the school system. I am sure his passing will leave a void in the family. Love to all of you.

Calvin and Amy Smith Feb 1 2016 12:00 AM

i always enjoyed our visits to New York, especially to your farm. I remember that wonderful big barn Uncle Don had with all his tractors and equipment, the beautiful view (before that new house built right in front of you) and Uncle Don's wonderful collections ( I never felt a Beaver pelt before or after). He was sure alot of fun to Know !! Love to all, Linda

Niece Linda Musson Ristow Feb 1 2016 12:00 AM

Diane and family,ilived by all you for years. I am saddened to hear of Dons Passing. Mom and Dad are saddened.My prayers are with all you ..

Becky Strickland Dudley Feb 1 2016 12:00 AM

Thinking a lot about Don today ...going to miss talking to him when i come back to my true ''home '' .

Martin & Wendy Waite Feb 1 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Sawyer

Dan and Bette DiStasio Jan 30 2016 12:00 AM